Aviary joins the Deck

the Deck, the premiere advertising network for reaching creative, web and design professionals.

The Deck advertisements only appear on Aviary's blog sections (both product blog and idea blog), not within the Aviary website (or applications as you work).

We are not a big fan of relying on advertising as a business model in the current economy. However, we do view partnering with the Deck as a wonderful synergy: We really like the network of 29 sites and blogs that are a part of the Deck, the ideology behind how they run ads and who they partner with.

The rules are: they only run ads from products that they personally use; 1 inobtrusive ad per page at a time; advertisers pay Cost Per Influence, instead of for page views or clicks. (meaning, if you advertise on The Deck but for the perceived influence the networks' viewers have), and they are very selective about which publishers can join.

Other sites in the Deck are:

37signals
A Brief Message
Airbag
A List Apart
Clusterflock
Colour Lovers
Computerlove
Coudal
Daring Fireball
Design Observer
ffffound
Fortuitous
Fray
Good Is Dead
Helvetica: The Film
IconBuffet
Kottke.org
The Morning News
SimpleBits
swissmiss
Textism
Twitterrific
Veerle's Blog
Vitamin
Waxy.org
YayHooray!
Ze Frank
Zeldman

Editor's note: Our next blog post will be a product update. :)]]