Today I decided to see if I could link to my Facebook or MySpace page. NOPE.
Well I can link to my Facebook Product page, but I cannot directly mention Facebook within the advertisement. This prevents an advertisement that says “Your Facebook Smells Like Mold.” However, is it necessary?
As for MySpace it gets slightly more interesting.
You can pay for a link to your MySpace page, but you can’t mention the word MySpace in your advertisement. I can understand the self-censorship on behalf of Facebook, but preventing another company from being explicitly mentioned infringes on advertisers ability to tell people the link they are clicking on.
I used a previously approved advertisement and changed one word to “MySpace.” And that word happened to be banned / blocked.
To get around the ban on the word “MySpace,” I decided to make it two words to see if it could pass through their censors.
it was rejected
Maybe if I would have been more descriptive regarding the nature of how “My Space is the best” ??? (it’s not!).
Well what else can I say?
“My Space on Facebook is not fit for advertising” ??
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