Site Columns By Christian
August 14, 2001 - 11:52 PM

Hello World!

Over the next few days, some of you will be seeing a new kind of advertisement on TrekToday - the so-called 'Flash pop-up.' Unlike what the name implies, this won't actually open a new window, but will instead play a little animation on the front page of the site and then disappear.

These Flash pop-ups are one of several new ad formats that UGO (the ad network we're with) is experimenting with - you may have also already noticed the oversized 'Jurassic Park III' banner we were running a couple of weeks ago. These new ads will also be promoting movies, namely Disney's 'Bubble Boy' and Universal's 'The Musketeer.' As it's apparently only a small campaign, not everyone will be seeing them - the ad code has been up for a day now, but I myself haven't seen either of the new ads yet.

Personally I'm quite happy we'll be able to run these kind of ads. They deal with movies, so they fit in a lot better with the content of the site itself. Another benefit is that these kinds of ads still actually pay relatively well, something that is quite important with the current (bad) state of the online advertising market. I hope you'll all enjoy them as well, or at least will be able to live with them :). Please let me know if you have any questions about them.

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