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The Positives of Destroying my Bentley

Out of the corner of my eye, just past the cars lined up in the turning lane, I could see that something was coming towards me quickly. Way too quickly. I tried to swerve, but knew that the inevitable was coming.

I heard crunching metal, the screeching of tires sliding sideways against the pavement, and smashed glass. A driver ran a red light at full speed and t-boned me.

Once the car stopped, I hesitated for a fraction of a second before looking over at my fiancée. The car had driven straight into her door, which she was leaning on. She was okay. Good.

I got out of the car, now facing traffic in the oncoming traffic lane and walked towards the other guy's car. His airbags had deployed and the front of his car totally smashed. He looked at me with a blank stare. I opened my palms towards him as if to say, "what was that all about?"

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I'm working with a top internet ad-serving company to create a web advertising solution that will result in "personalized mass marketing."

Instead of website visitors drinking from a firehose, you'll only get the types of ads you want, when you want them.  After all, if I'm a car lover between 25-40 years of age, I wouldn't mind seeing an ad, or even better, being contacted by a car company about a hot new model they're rolling out, but it's doubtful I'd want to hear about the new line of Depends undergarmets that Kimberly-Clark is rolling out.  Today, I don't have much of a choice in the matter.

The point is, we've become so jaded by useless advertising that it's become a bad word.  But it doesn't have to be this way.  Think of the brands you are loyal too.  If I had more interaction with, say, BMW, and I could provide them with feedback on their new models, and be invited as a "VIP guest" to their showroom, I would welcome the high-touch experience.  The key is to know what brands, products and services people want to be associated with.  For some people it's cars, for others it's pet-related, or beauty product related, or clothing related, etc.

We're creating a 'personalized mass marketing' solution by teaming up with the ad-serving company to build a profile of the sites people visit.  Over time, as we learn people's likes & dislikes, we can target the ads they see based on their browsing preferences.

I have most of the team in place, but I'm looking for a really good senior database programmer to help me create a database that can withstand millions of visitors per day (yes millions).  If you, or anyone you know, might fit the bill, please email me with a few paragraphs detailing your experience and qualifications.  You should also be ready & willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment.  That means little sleep and lots of innovation.

I'm working with a top internet ad-serving company to create a web advertising solution that will result in "personalized mass marketing." Instead of website visitors drinking from a firehose, you'll only get the types of ads you want, when you want them.  After all, if I'm a car lover between 25-40 years of age, I wouldn't mind seeing an ad, or even better, being contacted by a car company about a hot new model they're rolling out, but it's doubtful I'd want to hear about the new line of Depends undergarmets that Kimberly-Clark is rolling out.  Today, I don't have much of a choice in the matter. The point is, we've become so jaded by useless advertising that it's become a bad word.  But it doesn't have to be this way.  Think of the brands you are loyal too.  If I had more interaction with, say, BMW, and I could provide them with feedback on their new models, and be invited as a "VIP guest" to their showroom, I would welcome the high-touch experience.  The key is to know what brands, products and services people want to be associated with.  For some people it's cars, for others it's pet-related, or beauty product related, or clothing related, etc. We're creating a 'personalized mass marketing' solution by teaming up with the ad-serving company to build a profile of the sites people visit.  Over time, as we learn people's likes & dislikes, we can target the ads they see based on their browsing preferences. I have most of the team in place, but I'm looking for a really good senior database programmer to help me create a database that can withstand millions of visitors per day (yes millions).  If you, or anyone you know, might fit the bill, please email me with a few paragraphs detailing your experience and qualifications.  You should also be ready & willing to work in an entrepreneurial environment.  That means little sleep and lots of innovation.

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