Microsoft appears to have a few issues with the ads its serving in Hotmail. Readers we’re hearing from at Brand Republic are getting random ads for various articles of racy clothing and sex toys. Nice.
We’re as open minded as the next (as long as the next is not a dedicated Daily Mail reader), but we don’t want this in our email. We would complain about it, but apparently this would do us a fat lot of good. Readers who have complained to Hotmail are getting no joy.
A reader (as the industry saying goes) writes: “I’m as red blooded as the next bloke but also a family man. I therefore take offence at the way Hotmail for the last 2 weeks has been almost constantly serving ads for Pabo – some sort of Ann Summers type outfit. The lingerie ads were one thing but dildos and picture of couples using them – see attached – is another. I thought Hotmail was a bit more of a family show.
“I’ve complained 3 times and had no replies. Good old Microsoft customer service. A sign of a desperate ad sales team in a recession? Maybe.”
If you look closely at the bottom of the second ad you can see two people errrr having sex. I mean seriously. What next?
Is that what it is? Are times really that desperate that Microsoft is serving up this?
I have a Hotmail account, but I rarely use it preferring Google’s Gmail where you donâ€™t get intrusive banner ads like that.
Wake up Microsoft.