"Pop unders are the cockroaches of our industry" stated Rick Bruner on his Executive Summary Consulting weblog page.
This is the absolute truth. We are killing any chance that viewers will pay any attention to ANY online ad unit after an onslaught of pop unders...and ups for that matter. It makes a navigational MESS of working on the web. It is repulsive. It is annoying. It has to go. If it doesn't, we will lose all possibility or regaining the weary and jaded Internet audience. We might as well toss in the towel on that medium.
As Rick requests, publishers, do yourself a favor, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE eliminate this sleeze from your offering!
From a story on the Corante Communications Blog.
Nextel posts first profit for quarter - Washington Post
Nextel Communications continues to impress - yesterday the company announced its first-ever profit of $123 million on an increase of revenue of 25%. The company also said it retired $1.1 billion in debt in the second quarter. It also added 471,000 subscribers in the quarter bringing to 9.6 million its total subscriber base. Analysts said that they continue to be happy with its performance and its plans to try to reduce capital expenses in 2003.
Now, maybe their calling plans won't have to be so high :-)