Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Google Petroleum

In this video of the gulf oil spill we see the ocean on fire with dolphins struggling to swim as Google ads ask us to "Invest in Oil & Gas Wells." I took some screen shots of the video as the ads cycled through its offerings: "Invest in Oil & Gas Wells"

Slightly expanded offering: "Invest in Oil & Gas Wells: High Return Potential. Small Investment Required. www.breitlingoil.com"

High return potential indeed. Then it cycled to a slightly more appropriate "Help Dawn Save Wildlife".

And so here's one reason that relying on a Google program to choose your advertising based on search terms can give your PR man a heart attack. Happy investing.

Oh, Google Search Engine, will you ever be a real boy?

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