First of all, I suck for not blogging more. Sorry… to damn busy building a massively growing business. But in the last 24 hours I came across two new products from LinkedIn and Facebook I had to share. The first is LinkedIn’s “Sponsored Message” ad unit:
Can you believe that? With so much “paid” access to “InMail” between “Sales Navigator” and “Recruiter” we now have a high value unit which will undoubtable annoy users more than help.
This first message appears to be from LinkedIn directly:
Personally, I think this is a wrong move. Advertisements in inboxes are not new. Yahoo, MSN, and Google does this already, but the difference is… they are clearly ad units separate from the inbox and NOT messages. What are your thoughts on this new ad unit BEING the message? Leave your thought in the comments below. Here is a link to find out more about Sponsored Messages within LinkedIn. [Read more…]