Although I've been managing web-marketing campaigns for several years (SEO, PPC, email newsletters, etc) I'm kind of new at actual implementation (read; html, script, asp, php, all the technical back-end stuff)
New to me is a service that offers flash-based, talking, animated websites, and emails-- in short, a complete marketing solution that provides a "TV-like experience in the web/email channels." This appears to have viral characteristics as well.
Another factor in this equation; there may be other asp's like this, but this particular one is marketed via network marketing. That's the part that makes me a wee bit skeptical. I haven't registered yet, so I have no vested interest in promoting it.
My question for the forum is; what do we think of emails (and websites) that talk, and move, and do TV-like things?
My first reaction mirrors much of what I've seen in my reading, and my own experience; web browsing people *don't* like splash pages that do this stuff. I always click "skip" the flash (well, almost always) and when I open an email that seems to be loading something, I usually wait a second or two then lose patience and close it.
On the other hand, it may be simply a matter of time before we all get used to richer messages in email and websites. But are services like this, at the present time, too far ahead of the curve?
Sometimes I have seen the argument that it depends on the content (for entertainment providers and such, this stuff is ok is the gist of it) but I think that position has limited validity. Most consumers also have real-world jobs, after all, and most workers are also consumers.
Here's the site I'm looking at;