In last night’s post on NBR I made the flip comment that Stuff and NZHerald will continue to fight it out neck sand neck unless one of them does something stupid.
Well today NZHerald decided that they didn’t real want people reading their news – but instead showed a large interstitial of an incomprehensible Coca Cola advertisement.
This was the entire front page:
It went on:
and when the page did load – so did a distracting video. I’m just glad the internets decided to work this morning.
All in all Coca Cola probably feel that they got their point across – although I still don’t understand the point. Indeed just as I have trained myself to feel ill whenever I step into a MacDonalds store (with that smell it is easy), so I am training myself to increasingly resist the dubious lure of advertising backed brown sugary water. It’s much healthier, more sustainable and easier to carry around and fill up water bottles.