Do Overlay Ads Bug You?
February 27, 2008 10:40 AM
Lately I’ve been moonlighting as a contributor to the podcast “This Week in Media.” When we recorded the show last night one of the topics was Google’s Video AdSense product and whether the new product would translate into ads, ads, ads galore all over online video.
I said, “I don’t mind overlays. I don’t mind the type of lower-thirds that appear in an ‘Abigail’s X-Rated Teen Diary,’ for instance.”
But I was alone in that viewpoint. All the other hosts felt ads, even overlay ads, were completely, 100% annoying.
So I was checking out a new online show this morning, www.breakaleg.tv (that’s a new Web sitcom from For Your Imagination), and I noticed that overlay ads run all through the show.
And, again, the ads didn’t bug me in the least.
How do YOU feel about overlay ads?