Verizon Mucks Up Flickr with Text Ads

There is a nice little post on Brand Noise about Verizon’s decision to place ads on all photo’s uploaded to Flickr using their phones. Thus turning what had been a nice service into making the consumer an unwilling participant in shilling for Verizon.

Brand Noise sums things up:

“Mobile needs to understand that it is selling experiences – not phone plans – if you mess up the vibe of those experiences you can never expect people to jump on to new services.”

Amen.

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  1. Just the other day Verizon sent me a video MMS spam to check out some MTV show on their VCAST service. Yet another reason to jump ship.

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