Google April Fools 2011: Blimp Ads

Google has gone to new heights with its latest April Fools' joke.

Google Gblimp
A Google gBlimp "stealing the show" over "A Lai Stadium."

April 1, 2011 --  Google has gone to new heights with its latest April Fools' joke, presenting “the next great advertising format”—gBlimps. That’s right, Google is ostensibly offering AdWords users the chance to display your existing text ads in their original format” (on blimps).”

”Rethink the way you target” boasts the Adwords Advertorial: ”With Blimp Ads, you can target your audience in exciting new ways. Specify the height and location of the blimp, as well as the time you want the ad to run. You can even target special events like football games, outdoor concerts, meteor showers, and more!”

The success stories testimonials are humorous too, especially the one by blimp dealer Rajeev N., who is purported to have said: “Once we started using blimps to advertise our blimps, our sales went through the roof!”

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