Twitter offered $500,000 for 24-hour ad space

In what could possibly be the largest offer for a single Internet banner advertisement, Twitter has just been offered a princely sum for just one day of advertising on the site.

Marketing company uSocial.net, who provide a service selling followers on Twitter, have just offered the social media site $500,000 U.S. dollars if Twitter will allow them to place a banner ad on the site for a time period of 24 hours.

“While half-a-million dollars may seem like a large amount to invest in one banner for one day, we believe that the investment will be more than worth it.” Said uSocial.net CEO Leon Hill.

Twitter as yet do not offer any kind of advertising on the site, so the move by uSocial may well end up leading to some of the first paid ads on the site. However, it is unsure as to whether Twitter will respond favourably as they may not agree with the content being advertised.

More information on the service uSocial is hoping to promote on Twitter can be found by going to http://usocial.net/twitter_marketing.

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I think there's nothing wrong accepting paid ads as long as it won't affect the integrity and social responsibilities of Twitter.

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ivan's picture
ivan

I agree. Are there social responsibilities for Twitter?

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It will be interesting to see how long Twitter will be uncluttered with ads. Seems like every site that reaches phenomenal growth eventually has to sell out!

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Hilarious. I think uSocial's outlandish $500k offer is itself a genius marketing ploy. Now they're getting a lot of coverage in blogs and their brand is a part of history as having made the largest offer ever for ad space. And the whole thing cost them almost nothing.

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