I’ve worked on a number of sites where I grew familiar with how marketting people force the editorial people to make you understand how they work and to work with them to maximize advertising revenues. When you get right down to it, it’s rather annoying. It’s all about money, money, money. It makes me think there’s no passion in the man (or woman) that is into marketting. No passion means they lie on their deathbed and look back with regret.
Veen pointed out something outrageous when he visited the PCMag.com site. He noticed the amount of real content (less than 10%) compared to the advertisement (well over 80%) shown on this particular page. That is just absolutely unbelievable. The more I understand marketting and PR people, the less I understand them and their mindset.