Google buys newspaper ad to show that newspaper ads don’t work
Here’s a nice bit of multi-faceted irony for you: On Thursday, Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper ran a print ad for Google’s (directly competitive) search advertising business.
“You know who needs a haircut? People searching for a haircut,” the ad reads. “Maybe that’s why ads on Google work.”
The ad was tweeted by media reporter Steve Ladurantaye with the caption, “An ad for Google ads in today’s Globe demonstrates the value of print ads, yes?”
Google’s ad ran in both the Globe‘s print and digital editions, as well as in the National Post, the Globe‘s main competitor, Ladurantaye tells us.
Impolite, funny, probably overdue.