What is it about digital marketing that chaps our hide?

Me and my colleagues are in the marketing business, so when we are browsing the web, we understand the marketing and advertising we encounter. We know how it was created, and how it gets delivered to us on our screens and in our searches. But, at the end of the day—well all day actually—we are consumers just like you, and sometimes the pervasiveness and invasiveness of these ads are at a minimum annoying, and sometimes a bit anger-inducing.

 

So much so, that some of us do everything we can to block them by installing ad-blocker extensions to our browsers, and turning on every privacy and security options we have on our phones. Sometimes, we just defiantly refuse to even glance at them.

 

Although embracing these anti-ad measures offer us brief reprieve, doing so hides us from the goods and services that we need or want to know about. We essentially disconnect ourselves from the businesses and providers that we have good relationships with. Let’s simply define the issue as a communication strain between provider and consumer—a continual and dynamic struggle for comfortable digital conversation.

 

There are as many solutions to the struggle as there are providers and consumers. We all have a threshold of comfort that is unique to us as individuals.

 

Tell us what chaps your hide about the marketing (survey link) you encounter on the web and why. We’ll continue to find zones of comfortable digital conversation so providers and consumers can stay connected.