Halloween-themed Google Adsense ads

James Ryan Jonas

Halloween just ended but sadly I wasn’t able to spot a Google Adsense unit that sported a Halloween theme.

For those not in the know, Adsense used to customize the color and design of their ads to suit a particular occasion. Previously, I saw Google Adsense ads with the Christmas theme right here on this blog. Recently, though, I haven’t seen any ad unit with a customized look.

An example of this special Halloween-themed Adsense ads seen in 2005 is the one with the pumpkin and ghost caricatures on each ad.

I know that Google Adsense publishers can activate this option when they create ad units but I logged on to my account just now but didn’t see this option. Probably Adsense already retired this?

Anyway, if you’ve seen a themed Google Adsense ad unit somewhere, let us know.

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.