the Deck, the premiere advertising network for reaching creative, web and design professionals.
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:
A Brief Message
A List Apart
Good Is Dead
Helvetica: The Film
The Morning News
Editor's note: Our next blog post will be a product update. :)]]