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Just doesn’t seem to me like the kind of thing they would normally condone. This isn’t even one of those "accidental" ads that sometimes pop up due to keyword insertion in the ad.
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from Skitzzo 2021 Days ago #
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Not only is it bad for Google to allow it, it’s pretty classless for woot to do it.Thankfully I haven’t heard of anyone on Wallstreet committing suicide, but imagine what a friend or family member would feel like seeing this add if a loved one had done just that...

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from mvandemar 2021 Days ago #
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Btw, mods, I’m not the one doing the ghost sphinns on this... probably the guy I reported earlier trying to make it look like I’m hacking the system.

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from konstantine89 2020 Days ago #
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I don’t think Google is so much "mocking suicide" as it is poking fun at the current state of the economy. And it is true that they have so many adwords coming in and out of their system, they probably missed this potentially offensive one.

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from tamar 2018 Days ago #
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Just curious - has anyone actually read Woot’s product descriptions or messages?  It may seem tacky on the outside, but this is how they market their products.  In other words, their marketing department for content copy is probably also working with ad copy -- and they’ve always used that kind of humor.

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from ChelseaBlacker 2018 Days ago #
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Here here Tamar!  I think they’ve also done a creative job with using Twitter as a marketing tool. 1 product/day: http://twitter.com/woot

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from jameszol 2018 Days ago #
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Tamar got it right...I agree that the ad was meant for Woot’s regular audience.I also agree that the ad had bad taste given the placement. Woot = FAIL with this ad.

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from anthonyverre 2016 Days ago #
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Check out this Sphinn Article for the Counter-Argument to this Article: http://sphinn.com/story/78531 While I can understand point of view, it seems extraordinarily short-sided, with no larger picture in mind.

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from tamar 2014 Days ago #
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@anthonyverre, you consider marketing that actually forces people to take second glances (and perhaps even click) short-sighted?  I’m confused by that logic.

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