NYTimes.com Has a Blistering Rash

Ad Doesn't Go Well With Morning Coffee

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A lot of us here at AdAge have a rooting interest in the fate of the Times. Some of us even get home delivery. And we're heartened to see the level of innovation at NYTimes.com, with new storytelling techniques and high-impact ad campaigns like the great ads for Apple. But even the Times isn't immune to the kind of online ads that give online ads a bad name. Would the Times put an ad with a festering sore on the front page of the paper? The inside cover? Why, then would it then be asking the millions of people who visit the Times online each day to "imagine this blistering rash?"