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Not sure where I should direct this.

I'm getting an ad on BGG for the game Haunted Village that includes a larger version of the pic found on this card:


First reaction seeing this ad: this girl is getting tortured while being blindfolded, F everything about whatever this is for. Not really sure this image is appropriate for an ad.
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She's not being tortured, it's just good, clean cannibalism. gulp
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Yeah! and that card explicitly 'states' that she's a GRRL too! or HALF of one at least, from their imagery I'm seeing... whistle
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Install adblock until BGG removes the ad.
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If your boss's only issue is the girl in the ad and not the fact that you are hanging out on BGG during company time, count your blessings, you've got a pretty cool boss indeed.
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cool They should have made more of an 'issue' about the 'blindfold', since she doesn't care: "to watch what she eats!" zombie
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i don't think it's a blindfold... it is a bandaged head wound. clearly, whoever it is she is now eating, attempted to fight back and got a good shot in to her head before being over powered.
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We're ONLY 'conjecturing' upon what the O.P. had 'stated' initially, so, let's keep such 'confined & opined' as thus.
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Someone must like it, they gave her a hand!
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When the ad came in, I thought it was kind of borderline, but let it go since it's the least visible ad slot on the site (below the fold for most people, unless they've customized their game pages to bring the ad up higher). If it were the ad that floats with you on the right side of the screen, I wouldn't have let it fly there.

Turns out, it's the highest performing ad in my 5 years of being the ad manager for BGG. The clickthrough rate on that ad is through the roof!
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
When the ad came in, I thought it was kind of borderline, but let it go since it's the least visible ad slot on the site (below the fold for most people, unless they've customized their game pages to bring the ad up higher).

Turns out, it's the highest performing ad in my 5 years of being the ad manager for BGG. The clickthrough rate on that ad is through the roof!


Oh, that got me laughing. Thank you. laugh
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We don't know that she is not in that position on her own free will. whistle
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I don't mind the card (being an adult, and love women) but I can see some people being 'offended' by the cleavage. Maybe a black bra with satin would have been appropriate.
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Turns out, it's the highest performing ad in my 5 years of being the ad manager for BGG. The clickthrough rate on that ad is through the roof!

Holy crap! Are those... rage clicks, or "WTF" clicks, or are people genuinely interested in a product whose selling point is cartoon nudity?

After 5 years, you must by this point have a finely-tuned model of the aggregate psyche of BGG. Do you revel in your ability to look at a given image and predict how many hits it will get in a month, or is it the kind of thing where you have to drink yourself to sleep every night to blot out your soul-crushing knowledge of your fellow geeks' minds?
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Martin518 wrote:
I don't mind the card (being an adult, and love women) but I can see some people being 'offended' by the cleavage. Maybe a black bra with satin would have been appropriate.
Loan her yours? oh, I K-E-E-E-E-D-! probably too big anyway... robot
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Turns out, it's the highest performing ad in my 5 years of being the ad manager for BGG. The clickthrough rate on that ad is through the roof!

After 5 years, you must by this point have a finely-tuned model of the aggregate psyche of BGG. Do you revel in your ability to look at a given image and predict how many hits it will get in a month, or is it the kind of thing where you have to drink yourself to sleep every night to blot out your soul-crushing knowledge of your fellow geeks' minds?

Yeah, I give publishers tips as to what generally works to drive the most clicks. If I were to include it on my list of tips, cleavage would be #1 by a long shot, but I'd rather the ads on BGG not head in that direction...

Remember when the entire internet was flooded with those Evony ads? Those guys knew what they were doing.

If I remember correctly, you're quite the ad designer yourself! Just move the box down and you've got it nailed!

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What about that "Tanto Cuore" proliferating "Manga"? THAT aught to draw the WRONGRY 'intentions'! surprise
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Martin518 wrote:
I don't mind the card (being an adult, and love women) but I can see some people being 'offended' by the cleavage. Maybe a black bra with satin would have been appropriate.


"Some people" are clearly not ready for the internet.
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Just move the box down and you've got it nailed!


I sure hope you're referring to the potential ad and not the box.
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You know I did quite a few of the early Victory Point Games ads and I think I missed the mark not putting a few boobs on them!
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I'm guessing that some people commenting haven't actually seen the ad. The ad has absolutely no context: just a picture of a naked woman blindfolded and bloodied. No mention of "Cannibal Girl". Please note my emphasis above, my problem isn't with the nudity in the image: it's with the violence against women.
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For me, my comment was to express my dismay that, in context, it manages to be even more disturbing and offensive than it is as a random image...
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jBullfrog wrote:
I'm guessing that some people commenting haven't actually seen the ad. The ad has absolutely no context: just a picture of a naked woman blindfolded and bloodied. No mention of "Cannibal Girl". Please note my emphasis above, my problem isn't with the nudity in the image: it's with the violence against women.
so-o-o-o... "NO HANDOUTS" for women in general? OR should she had gotten a "leg up" as 'compensation' in 'competition'? whistle
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But Titty Grab was removed from the Hotness, because it could "send the wrong message" to kids that browse BGG? Suuuuure whistle
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I'm wondering if any women found this ad questionable? Seems its only men posting on this thread. The old chivalry thing?

And noticed on another thread some are using this ad as a way to champion using free ad block software.

I hate to say it since I'm very opposed to censorship but maybe just ask the company to revise the ad. Some people are so sensitive that it just starts a ruckus for no really good reason. Some people are terrified by boobs and anything that might even slightly be construed as violence against women.
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