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Anyone using Waze for advertising?

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by FramerKat, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. FramerKat

    FramerKat CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I use Waze every day and do notice the little ads that pop up when I stop at a red light. Just wondering if it would be helpful for shops like ours...looks like they have a minimum of $50 a month.
     
  2. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Didn't realize it was something available to "common folk" like us. I've only ever seen large national chains/franchises. Frankly, I find it annoying. I was looking for directions, not unsolicited commerce. But then again, I'm not "American Joe" and my purchasing/spending/impulses may not be the norm.
     
  3. Starving Artist

    Starving Artist CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    I also looked into purchasing advertising, but like David --I and most drivers only use Waze for traffic reports and don't like the little unsolicited advertising in the corner. I have found most of the programs offered to us have too many drawbacks and cost to much with no method of checking actual results.
     
  4. cjmst3k

    cjmst3k SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    There are ads that people try to avoid.
    -TV commercials (fast forward / change the station)
    -Radio (same as above)
    -Internet ads (just try to ignore, or click X)

    And then there are mediums where the ads ARE the content that people look to see.
    -Magazines (I think people look at them with some interest)
    -Sunday newspaper ads

    I'd chalk the ads on Waze up to being in the first category. I'd also say it makes sense if Wawa has an ad, because people are doing the thing they are known for while seeing the ad. Driving. If you're driving, then you probably need gasoline and food. Those two categories go well with Waze. Anything else I don't think makes contextual sense.
     
  5. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Kat do you like Waze?

    Why use it daily? I mean once you know how to get to work does a GPS really help?
     
  6. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Bob - I'd guess you don't use Waze. Or don't live in an area where its GPS Plus is an advantage. The user interaction tells you when there's a road hazard, construction, traffic or even cops...
     
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  7. FramerKat

    FramerKat CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Yes, I use it daily. In South Florida, we have a good bit of traffic and Waze definitely is handy for getting around the worst of it. Lately, I've been running Waze, but going wherever I have a green light...it seems to add time to my commute every time I stop at a light (although, that's when the ads pop up ;)). And, as David said, it does indicate where others may have seen a police officer or speed trap (but the operation I had to remove the lead from my foot keeps me from speeding as much as I did in my youth).
     
  8. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    i use it more than 60% of the time, too. It gets me around traffic jams, construction, speed traps, warns of hazards in rood, gives me an ETA, etc
     
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  9. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

  10. Mike Labbe

    Mike Labbe Member, Former moderator team volunteer

    That's hilarious. He needs to find a new hobby, IMO :) That's what the roads are there for.
     
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  11. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Well, yes. And you could say that the air is there for airplanes to fly through, so there's no legitimate complaint if an airport is built nearby and put your house in the main flight path.

    The fact is that most people who live on quiet residential streets live there because that's the environment they desired and were willing to pay for. While growth is expected, increased traffic in an order of magnitude is not (40,000 vehicles per day in one case!).

    I don't know what the answer is, but trying to trick the system is not right either.
     
  12. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I guess you haven't enjoyed a string of shortcut speeders roaring by your house on a nominally quiet residential street...
     
  13. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I used to drive backroads and side streets all the time as a kid. It was the best way to learn alternative ways around. But my early experiences with GPS were hairy at best. It would send me down windy dirt roads and drop me off at the wrong address, sometimes 2 towns away!

    I wouldn't have minded the dirt roads, prefer them at times, but showing up at the end of a private road at 5 in the morning at the wrong house was not a good thing :) And in Kennebunk if MapQuest doesn't know your street address it just drops you off in the parking lot behind my first location. And when my family was first trying to find my house GPS would send them down a defunct tote road to a little river with no bridge. Even if they tried to successfully ford the river, 4 foot deep in the center, that road terminated on a pot hole riddled road that the town ceased repairing years ago.

    So GPS has not been a goto app of mine, but has been a great way to deter summer guests from "just dropping in" :)
     
  14. FramerKat

    FramerKat CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  15. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    That would work.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Maybe if someone on the town council lived on one of the streets...
     
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  17. Ron Jackson

    Ron Jackson Grumbler in Training

    Speed traps.
    Waze is good.
     
  18. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Been using Waze lately. I have to grudgingly admit that it is a very handy tool!
     
  19. FramerInTraining

    FramerInTraining MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I've had it for 3 month now. I got nothing from it. They also have no way to closing your account. You can only suspend an ad campaign and never delete. I advise against it for the time being.
     
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