Awesome Banner Ads for Dexter Season 5

WARNING: This post may contain details that could potentially spoil season 4 of Dexter for those that have not seen it.

The science behind online banner advertising has figured out that I am a fan of Dexter, and as such, I have been seeing a lot of advertisements for season 5 of the series (or at least, I was in the few weeks leading up to the premiere).  Additionally, the same ads are also popping up in magazines, including Esquire and Entertainment Weekly.  I may have some bias (considering that I think Dexter is the best show on TV), but I was very impressed by the design of the ads.  The relate to the show very well, and if you are a regular viewer, you quickly understand an underlying message that carries over from season 4.  An example of the ad is shown above.  If you’ve been watching up to this point, you’ll likely love the ad and be watching season 5.  If you haven’t seen the show, I highly encourage you to start watching (seasons 1 & 2 can be instantly streamed on Netflix).

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Ad for an Ad – Google and Toy Story

On Monday I wrote a post about Google’s latest Search Stories ad featuring Toy Story characters.  Today, while browsing the top stories on Digg, I came across a page on  While the article itself was semi-interesting, the ad at the top of the page caught my attention.  It is an advertisement for an advertisement. And while I love the Toy Story Search Story (and have no problem with Google promoting it), I still think it is comical to see this kind of promotion for a promotional video.  Check out the screenshot below to see the banner ad (at the top of the page):

Toy Story Google Ad

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