I’ve been looking through the forums for a while now on my personal account, and so thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself. I look after non-remnant ad. space for RPS.
I’d like to hear any feedback good or bad. Ideas for how we could do things better are always welcome, and I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have. Either post on this thread or email me (alistair[at]ourURL).
If you see anything that you don’t think should be on our site, then let me know I’ll make sure it gets blocked as soon as I can.
A bit about me:
It should go without saying - but perhaps it doesn’t - that I love games. My first foray in to the wilds of gaming was with strategies and city builders (I get all starry eyed about Zeus: Master of Olympus), and since then I’ve branched out to try and find games that quench my thirst for galactic domination and general shenanigans.
It’s my job to try and fill the ad. space on RPS. I talk to indie devs. to find out whether they want to advertise. I don’t talk to people that are selling things I don’t think you’d like to see, or that I wouldn’t want to see. Don’t expect that you’ll ever see McDonalds advertising on the Takeover spot.
Similarly, we’re not going to start doing pop-ups or anything like that. Advertising is necessary for the site, but these click-baity sort of in-your-face ads. do more harm than good to a brand, methinks.
The space that I don’t manage to sell is then used as remnant space, which brings in less money, but ensures that we get a constant stream of revenue.
We can’t hand-pick the remnant ads. or featured articles that you see, because they’re provided by external companies, but we do try hard to ensure there’s nothing virus-ey or offensive on there. Again, if you do see something that doesn’t fit with RPS just let me know.
The reason I wanted to say hi, I guess, is to show you that I’m interested in hearing what you have to say… so… yeh… Hi!