Slides With Ads—Are They Clickable?
What’s worse than using generic Microsoft clip art in a PowerPoint presentation
? Using a Web banner ad as the top image across all of the slides—that’s what. The creator of this presentation about a “snoring solution
” didn’t even bother to crop off the “Special Offer: Order Now” part of the graphic (which looks as though it were made to run on Yahoo Chat pages, circa 1999).
Hey, we’re all for blatantly touting your Website during a PowerPoint presentation (though you really should limit your self-promotion to the first or last slide—not both—or you may induce shill fatigue), but decorating a presentation with your company’s online banner ads is pretty cheesy.