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This article was published on June 9, 2016

This hero made a Tumblr to shame shameless marketing campaigns

This hero made a Tumblr to shame shameless marketing campaigns
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By now, we’ve all experienced it in one way or another: you’re casually browsing a website when a promo suddenly pops up asking you to sign up for a new service or special offer. But while there’s nothing wrong with a little marketing, recently websites have been growing exceedingly shameless in their promotional efforts.

Fortunately, an anonymous hero has decided to take a stand against this horrendous trend and has created a Tumblr blog called ConfirmShaming, whose sole purpose is to shame the tackiest of promo pop-ups.

There you can find a huge collection of hilariously overreaching marketing and customer retention efforts like this one:

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… or that one:

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The blog features a wide variety of gaudy pop-up promo examples, but most posts cleverly mock the ever-dwindling size and visibility of opt-out buttons and the tasteless messages that often accompany them.

Go see a bunch of other tacky promotional attempts here.

What’s your experience with pop-up promos? Let us know and share the most shameless examples down in the comments.

via Reddit