Utne Blogs > Media

Minneapolis Star Tribune Throws Penises a Bone

by Staff


Tags: ad revenue, advertising, sports section, erectile dysfunction, David Brauer, MinnPost, Star Tribune,

Spam artAs advertisers migrate to the internet, newspapers and magazines have thrown back the sheets for some strange print-ad bedfellows. Cue the erectile dysfunction jokes. (No, seriously.)

The sports section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently featured—exclusively—advertisements for erectile dysfunction cures, reports David Brauer at MinnPost. Brauer, who finds that the trend is not limited to Minnesota, puts it best:

The, er, deflating news? The two quarter-page ads were the only ones in the eight-page section—a truly abysmal percentage that will get journalists agitated in all the wrong ways.

Michael Rowe

Image by Yandle, licensed under Creative Commons.