So How Did State Farm Get A Free Ad On Campaign Outsider?

When the hardworking staff went to grab this post to scale out on Twitter, we discovered this at the bottom:

No idea how it got there, no idea where it went (haven’t seen it again). Certainly haven’t seen any money for it.

What’s up with that?

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8 Responses to So How Did State Farm Get A Free Ad On Campaign Outsider?

  1. Laurence Glavin says:

    BULLETIN! BULLETIN! If it’s Saturday, Gail Collins must have a column in the Times that refers to Mitt Romney’s dog. Check. (A post to the column at mentions this).

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Laurence. Unfortunately, the comments were closed by the time I got a new post up.

  2. I don’t see that in my browser. If you’re still seeing it and want me to take a look, mail me the page’s html source – the answer may be in there.

    In related “news” – how did get a NEWS story in the 11 PM Thursday evening newscast? Nice 2-minute free commercial!

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Yeah, I saw that infomercial – nice gift. AS for the page’s html source – is that different from the link in the post? Thanks.

      • Go to the page where you see the ad. Go to the view menu, select “view source”. You’ll get a window with a bunch of html. Save it (as text) and send it along. There might be clues in there that will tell us where the ad came from.

      • Campaign Outsider says:

        The ad’s no longer there, Stephen, so would source info tell us anything now?

  3. Debra Cowan says:

    Right now (Oct. 1, 2011 2:40 pm) there is an ad for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata below your “What’s up with that?”

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