It's An Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World

The average American sees an estimated 3,000 advertisements a day. And he's seeing them in increasingly odd places--at gas pumps, on stickers on apples and bananas, on sidewalks and rooftops, in full-color, full-sound videos at the ATM--a quick pitch for your cash before you draw it from your account. So-called ambient advertising is exploding as companies eschew traditional mass media in an attempt to get at jaded consumers where they work, shop and play. New Jersey-based Beach 'n Billboard, for example, imprints ads on sand, right. For upwards of $20,000, a company can get half a mile of ads up and...

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