brian_bergin's profile

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190 Points

Thu, May 12, 2016 1:25 PM

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Hide ads for Amazon Prime customers

As a long time Prime customer I should not be bombarded with junk ads for shows/movies I don't care about when using IMDb on my phone.  There needs to be some respect for Prime customers over this.  It's to the point where I'm ready to stop using it and opening IMDb in a browser with an ad blocker on my phone.  Yes, I'm logged into IMDb with my Amazon ID.

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5 y ago

IMDb sees no profit/benefit from Prime so I don't see how giving up advertising revenue would work for them...seems like outright loss where they're concerned.

I am assuming you see Amazon and IMDb as the same company but my understand is, IMDb gets server space and Amazon gets advertising (clicks to watch or buy content) from IMDb pages.  I don't think IMDb shares in Prime revenues or other revenues generated solely by Amazon. I believe the two operate as if they are separate companies.

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190 Points

5 y ago

Amazon is a public company. Subsidiaries make $ for parent companies, of course; however, there's a clear relationship with Amazon in the links they provide to video streaming and they even know that I can watch some, actually it's a dismal few, movies free since I'm a Prime customer. To say they don't have cross relationship $ does not appear based in evidence. If they were truly separate they'd link to Netflix, Hulu, etc... They don't because they are an Amazon company. That means they can treat Amazon's top customers with a bit more respect.

Amazon bought them to add value to what they sell. If they want to sell more to Prime customers they need to stop showing me ads for crap movies that pander to viewers who can only understand dummied down movies.

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102 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled amazon prime members should not see ads in the imdb mobile apps.

as an amazon prime subscriber, i think ads in the mobile imdb app should be off by default. some people might want to see them so having an option is fine with me. maybe even an option to just see adds for coming attractions. in general, however, i think they should be removed. it would make the app experience so much nicer.

even nicer would be if the imdb site itself did the same thing.

just my 2 cents.