Monday, April 5, 2010

Intentional advertising?

Has anyone heard about the spat up in Baltimore about Under Armour* painting its "UA" logo on Federal Hill? Yeah, neither did I until I glanced at a local headlines link. Anyways, here a link to the story so you can read it yourself.

The funny thing I found was how the article was laid out on the B-more Sun's Web Page. Here's a screen shot of the page (when I read it, don't know if it's still there):

Soooo...does anyone think it's strange an article about Under Armour (a huge local Baltimore company, btw) getting spanked by uptight locals has not one, but two Under Armour ads surrounding it on the page. I wonder what side the Sun's advertising bread is buttered on?

*Full disclosure: I love Under Armour. If they made suits for work, I think I'd buy them.

** Oh, and GO TO HELL DOOK!! I hope and pray you get your collective, self-centered, privileged, Jersey Shore asses kicked tonight in Indy. Alas, on this I fear my prayers will fall on deaf ears. But hope springs eternal. As Khan Noonien Singh stated so well: "From hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hates' sake, I spit my last breath at thee."


J said...

Hate to burst your bubble, but they aren't controlling it.. Google is seeing Under Armour and responding accordingly... They do have the power to exclude certain ads, I believe, but they would have had to go set it up specifically ahead of time

FoggyDew said...

J - Like you said, they (may) have the power to exclude the ads. It doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure out that an article mentioning UA a dozen plus times is going to draw a UA ad.

magnolia said...

haha - i don't care how it happened; that's hilarious. oh, the irony!

Joaquin said...

Jersey Shore assses?? What are you talking about?
There are only 3 guys on the entire Duke squad from New Jersey. I would hardly call Peters, Thomas and Zoubek Jersey Shore types!
Duke teams win. They go to class. Get good grades, and graduate.
Duke is a class-act! Why the hate?

FoggyDew said...

magnolia - makes you wonder if there are gun ads next to murder stories.

Joaquin - While I feel no need to explain my hatred of dook, the university of new jersey at durham, (which is anything but a class act) I direct your attention to my post from one year ago "Hark the Sound of an Ass Kicking" (April 7, 2009). That might shed a little light.

Alice said...


Joaquin said...

Oh, you're a Heels fan. Now I understand the whinny portion of your rant. ;-)
Dude, I live in Raleigh, NC so I 'get it'