"Apple is releasing a global AD BLOCK option affecting our customers! Whatever will we do??"
Oh. they'll think of something I'm sure... In fact, just the other day they released a "counter-measure" of sorts:
Wait... how do they know my email address? Oh... that's right... they know EVERYTHING ABOUT ME!!!! That's only a little disturbing! It's time someone stood up to these bullies!!
No one likes ads, but Apple is (thankfully) forcing the issue. It's time for a new paradigm and ad blocking is just the last nail in the coffin of a revenue model that has been borrowed from the 19th century and shoe-horned into the 21st.
Until there is an alternative, people will be all up in arms much like the monkeys in the Wizard Of Oz. Everyone was afraid of the witch, but once she was dead everyone was glad!
"BUT WHAT WILL WE DO TO GENERATE REVENUE ONLINE?????" said the nervous little group of white men running things...
Referal-rising. A concept that uses people-to-people connections to generate business through purchase referrals instead of click ads that we all ignore.
Referrals that generate rewards. Rewards that are issued exponentially. A stream of shoppers getting deals at participating stores. Deals financed by merchants without a middle man taking a cut passing the "ad spend" onto the consumer in the way of gret deals and discounts. Now that's an arrangement we can all learn to like.
A friend makes a purchase from a referral you've given, and you are rewarded. And rewarded again when that friend tells another friend who makes a purchase. And rewarded again when that friend tells another friend who makes a purchase. Suddenly, it becomes clear that there is in fact a viable alternative to the dreaded click ad that is so obnoxious as to warrant blocking.
We will all happily toast the death of the click ad as soon as we see there is a working solution and now there is.
But, Google is going to take it hard. They are the single largest purveyor of online adsalmost 90% of themand they are NOT going to be happy about this. Someone is going to be taking their money. I'd be pissed to. But hey… the hunter is now the hunted. How many businesses has Google sunk? Too many to count. So it's just a tit-for-tat. A little thing in the industry we call... "disruption".
Technology marches on. David and Goliath played out. It's time they got beaten at their own game.
See ya… wouldn't want to be ya!!
Face it: the click ad model is dead and just about to be buried. Ad blocking is just the final nail in the coffin. Get used to it. Really… did you think it could last? Look at the numbers. They are dismal and everyone is in denial.
Let me see if I get this right: the Internet can guck up dozens upon dozens of businesses, but as soon as someone comes along and ducks up the marginally effective, largely annoying revenue model that only a few companies are benefitting from, everyone is crying foul!!
Wehhh! Wehhh!! Wehhh!!! Poor cry babies! Well guess what? Welcome to a little thing called progress.
Pull yourself up from your gold-plated bootstraps and smell the loss! The guard is changing. People are tired of the glut of the ever-increasing level of ads that are ruining the web. What to do?
We have innovated a solution to ad blocking.
An invention called Referral-ti$ing to the rescue.
Why pay ad companies to get in between the social conversation to create sales?? Pay the people. Reward the shoppers. Reward the shoppers to toot your social media horn. It's as simple as that. DUH!!!! You remember a little concept called "power to the people", right?? ? Well this is that concept played out online through our clever blend of social media-based referrals and shopping rewards paid out exponentially to fuel the sales funnel.
Sad that the "big wigs" cannot seem to "innovate" themselves out of this mess because they're just not that creative. They're locked up in the "stinking thinking" of "that's how we've always done it" despite the fact that the internet itself is one big innovation... but NOT by the folks who run things now! Those innovators are long gone replaced by "moneymen". It's just another way for the 1% to continue to wreak havoc on the 99% just because they can. Just because "that's what we do". It's funny: If a person collects old newspapers until they have no more room in their house, we call that person nutty. When the lady down the street has 102 cats, we say she's got a screw loose. But when some glutton comes along and collects ALL THE MONEY by being a $$$ HOG we put them on the cover of a Money Magazine! It is pathetic. Face it: Online ads SUCK, but the $$$ HOGS are married to them and they cannot figure out another way. But WE HAVE....
Advertising For A Post Ad-Block World
Timing is everything. With ad blocking in place, our solution we call Referral-ti$ing built into our product we call "Buddy Buddy Buddy" is really hitting a nerve.
We've invented it.
We've been sounding our horn for over three years. Now with real OS-level ad blocking on the iPhone, our platform takes a front seat.
After ads get blocked out of existence over the next year, what's left? How will the web make money? How will the Internet innovate its way around this?
Truth be told, we've seen this coming. As users we've become totally disgusted with online ads. And from the looks of things, so has everyone else. That's why we developed a solution. And as luckor fate would have it, timing has placed us at the PERFECT PLACE as ad blocking is kicking in. WE HAVE THE MOST INNOVATE SOLUTION ready to go:
We've been saying all along: why pay for ads that are largely ignored when you can motivate shoppers to do that for you??
Why invest in social media marketing when you can motivate your customers to do that for you??
And shoppers, if you like shopping rewards and statistics say that 40% of you do then you're going go AGRO over EXPONENTIAL rewards!! Three levels of shopping rewards and you don't have to do a thing to earn them. Just share your purchase info with your social media friends (Facebook at this time) with a two-click interaction, then sit back and let referral rewards called Buddy Bucks pile up.
It's good to be the king!!
Absolutely not! The BIG DIFFERENCE lies in the elimination of the advertising middle man. Instead of someone like Google earning in excess of $38 billion a year from click ads, that money is diverted to the consumer by way of exponential rewards and super deals when you redeem those rewards. Power to the people! It's the sharing economy's answer to the obsolete advertising model that is now thankfully being blocked. Watch this video to fully understand the enormous power of this superior alternate rewards platform for shoppers. (Investors: More Investor Info HERE.)