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Author Topic: Ads from banks and car companies? We're a consumerist demographic!!  (Read 987 times)

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Offline NY2011

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So, I guess that means we're gonna live long lives, and will be around to buy cars and homes.  Guess I should keep paying the mortgage and the AmEx bill, afterall.  What a welcomed site! I feel so accepted. LOL
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 12:23:18 AM by NY2011 »
10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
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Offline tednlou2

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You know, I have never thought about it that way before, when seeing these ads.  Flash back even just 10 years ago, and the companies wouldn't figure it made business sense (as far as they are concerned) to advertise on this site.  I suppose that does mean they get it, that with today's meds, we'll be around long enough to be longtime consumers.  Get us in debt and we'll be paying interest long into our old age.   

Offline mecch

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links please, unless im blind I dont see links to the stuff you are talking about.
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Offline jkinatl2

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You'd rather see ads from viatical settlements? Because I remember those.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline Miss Philicia

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I believe Tim Horn has stated that those advertisements are "google generated" meaning they relate to each member's web traffic. They aren't placed here directly by such-and-such banking, insurance, etc. industry, so you should not infer that suddenly corporate America (other than the pharmaceutical company HIV-specific advertisements) are any such endorsement of your perverted, deviant and disgusting lifestyle and/or some sudden demographic-related discovery of pozzies swimming in money.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/ads/
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 12:16:34 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline tednlou2

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I believe Tim Horn has stated that those advertisements are "google generated" meaning they relate to each member's web traffic. They aren't placed here directly by such-and-such banking, insurance, etc. industry, so you should not infer that suddenly corporate America (other than the pharmaceutical company HIV-specific advertisements) are any such endorsement of your perverted, deviant and disgusting lifestyle and/or some sudden demographic-related discovery of pozzies swimming in money.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/ads/

Im sure you're correct.  But, why do we have to behave ourselves then with the porn?  I thought that meant they were specifically advertising on this site. 

Offline elf

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Where I live, there is 0 chance of getting a loan (mortgage etc) when you're HIV+.
It's all cash&carry.  :( :-\
« Last Edit: May 03, 2012, 10:28:08 PM by elf »
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Offline buginme2

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Where I live, there is 0 chance of getting a loan (mortgage etc) when you're HIV+.
It's all cash&carry.  :( :-\

Where is that?  How is that even possible?  When you fill out a loan application is there a box you have to check for being HIV positive? How would the bank even know?

As far as the ads on here go they are user specific.  One day I had an ad that said "Seattle's bucket list" 30 things to do in Seattle before you die.  At first I was offended, then I realized the site had nothing to do wi the ad, it was google generated.
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

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Offline eric48

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Here, As far as I am concerned, you HAVE to disclose but there is nothing wrong about forgetting to tick that box.

As long as you are below 50...

passed 50, for a mortagage, there is a medical certicate that MUST be filled out by  a (insurrance designated) doctor (who in a good number of cases is actually your family doctor, for convienience), who is then paid by the insurrance company to perform routine screening. Screaning includes HIV test as mandatory.

Legally speaking, they can not exclude you from the mortgage, but the insurrance that is then required (and provided by hte bank) is outrageous!

Hivers are not the only victims... Diabetics, etc... Eric

PS viatals settlement where such a reminder of death sentence. (there were illegal here, btw, but we could see the adds in int'l magazines) Good ridance

Offline Oceanbeach

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I manage 4 "for profit" websites and with each domain name, Google and Facebook have offered free pay per click advertising which for me is $1600 free advertising.  Google does not post the free advertising without a credit card on file, go figure. 

I recently contacted every radio station in San Francisco with a proposal.  I asked for rate cards and demographics but because of industry type, their eyes lit up like Christmas trees while rate cards became unavailable and were substituted with written and expensive sales contracts.  I could reach the desired audience but the cost of the advertising was greater than the profit from the additional desired sales it may bring.

As an individual sitting at home with a computer, I have somehow managed to keep the site within the first 3 pages of Google search, using general terms for the last couple of years.  Advertising is not art, it is advertising and I remember when an Elevator Operator could get hired as an Account Executive at Ogilvy Mather.  I was once interviewed at Ketchum Worldwide, Los Angeles for TV Media Buyer for the Acura Account and I still won't use that $1600 in free pay per click   8)  Have the best day
Michael

« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 01:39:58 AM by Oceanbeach »

 


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