Google Releases New Ad Format: AdBirds

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In a pretty wonderful example of an April Fool’s joke, Google AdWords now offers ad placement on actual birds when you sign into your dashboard.  “AdBirds” gives you the option to place your business’s messaging on the beak, head, wings, and even the tail feathers.  You have six different birds to choose from, ranging from the quick and nimble sparrow to the nocturnal owl.  I was slightly disappointed to see that even though a penguin was available, no one at Google decided to do a play on words with their algorithm update.  Such is life!

Well played Google, well played!

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Screenshots taken 4/1/2014

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Director of Strategic Marketing and Campaigns at The North American Mission Board
Mike is an online marketer with over 15 years experience (in-house and consulting) in helping businesses drive traffic to their websites while building their brands and increasing sales. He is currently overseeing strategic marketing and campaigns for the North American Mission Board.
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  • James R. Halloran

    Oh, I agree! They should’ve put a play on words with the Penguin. But that raises another question actually — why isn’t a Hummingbird in this set?

    • Michael Davis

      I’m thinking that a hummingbird wouldn’t give you very much space for ad copy. Also, it would be quite difficult to read your ads with the jerky nature of its flight pattern. Maybe for retargeting?

  • Google Makes Fools Prank to clients and publishers

    • Michael Davis

      Only if you let them!

  • Please Don’t Make fool 😛 😛 @McKesson

  • Thanking you for this update. I didn’t knew about this. Seems google is also fooling around.

  • Fitzgerald

    We noticed that you ran an article on Google’s new Adbirds hoax campaign, well we wanted to fill you in that this is actually a campaign to help promote a very high profile documentary on a new company actually using birds for advertising. Check out the movie website and trailer at http://www.birdcomediathemovie.com!

    • Michael Davis

      Interesting. Do you have a link?

  • Its funny and thought provoking at the same time if this April Fool’s joke could actually be true. Marketers should still be looking to see something close to this in the nearest future.

    Sunday – kingged.com contributor

  • Oh, I agree! They should’ve put a play on words with the Penguin. But that raises another question actually — why isn’t a Hummingbird in this set?

  • Google always want to increase its revenue by giving the best service to its customers. Hope it will be one of the best Ad Format in near future.