1. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Doesn't seem too bad, definitely better than just throwing in some crummy Google ads onto the screen.

    Here's how a sponsored BBM invite looks-img_20140305_190250.png

    Here's how a sponsored BBM invite looks-img_20140305_190255.png

    Edit: Just noticed that until you either accept or decline the invitation, it will show up on your "chats" tab.

    Attachment 253078

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    Last edited by AnimalPak200; 03-05-14 at 10:22 PM.
    03-05-14 07:07 PM
  2. crackbb10's Avatar
    That's quite nice actually.
    03-05-14 07:12 PM
  3. eldricho's Avatar
    Not bad

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    03-05-14 07:17 PM
  4. anon(2757538)'s Avatar
    Did it pop up in your Hub or only in the BBM app with a spark over the Invites tab?
    03-05-14 07:21 PM
  5. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Nothing in the hub, or even in the "updates" feed of my BBM. Just a red "notification splat" at the bottom left of the BBM app, then tapped on it and saw that it was on "Invites" tab.

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    03-05-14 07:36 PM
  6. anon(2757538)'s Avatar
    Nothing in the hub, or even in the "updates" feed of my BBM. Just a red "notification splat" at the bottom left of the BBM app, then tapped on it and saw that it was on "Invites" tab.

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    Good. Doesn't seem very intrusive.

    Thanks for sharing.
    velkod and schmeat like this.
    03-05-14 07:42 PM
  7. dusdal's Avatar
    I haven't received one yet, thanks for posting.

    They do seem to be differentiating in their approach to adverts.

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    03-05-14 07:58 PM
  8. acovey's Avatar
    This is from an e-mail explaining how the adds work

    A post from BlackBerry Empire...

    BBM will not contain ads within the chat, ever, read full details on advertising

    BBM Chats Are Untouchable
    First, let me be clear. We will not be inserting sponsored content of
    any kind in to BBM chats with your friends, family and colleagues. We
    understand that keeping the BBM chat experience you know and love free
    of this type of content is important to you. Instead, we are taking a
    very measured and deliberate approach to connecting BBM Channels users
    with content they might be interested in from BBM Channel owners, which
    will include brands and businesses.

    Let Me Count the Ways…
    There will be three ways that we will be promoting BBM Channels
    content in BBM. I will detail these a bit below and hopefully answer
    some questions. First though, I want to stress that when we offer these
    opportunities to brands, they will be select, premier opportunities and
    we will be very strict about the amount of content we would ever allow
    to be pushed to our BBM community.

    1. Featured Placements
    BBM Channel owners will have the ability to secure space on the
    Featured Channels tab to help promote their channel. As this is the
    landing page for BBM Channels, it is a great place for channel owners to
    promote their channel to millions of highly engaged and active

    2. Sponsored Invites

    To help BBM Channel owners grow their channels, and help BBM Channels
    users find relevant, interesting channels, we’re offering channel
    owners the ability to invite BBM users to join their channel.

    By defining certain characteristics like age, location and interests,
    channel owners can ‘invite’ select BBM users to join their channel.
    These invites will appear in the invites tab of BBM, clearly marked as
    sponsored invites. As with invites from contacts, BBM users will have
    the control to accept the invite from the channel owner (subscribing
    them to that channel) or decline the invite.

    If a BBM user declines an invite they will not receive invites from
    that channel in the future. BBM will be tightly controlling the number
    of sponsored invites a given BBM user will receive. We anticipate that
    we will limit these to a maximum of three per month. We will also
    control which brands/businesses are able to utilize Sponsored Invites;
    we want our ecosystem to be populated with high-value content that our
    users will find engaging.

    3. Sponsored Posts
    Within the Updates tab in BBM, we will allow BBM Channel owners to
    place sponsored posts alongside updates from your BBM Contacts and the
    BBM Channels you are already subscribed to. In the spirit of being open
    and transparent, these sponsored posts will be clearly labeled.

    Just as we give BBM users control over their privacy and contact
    list, we’re extending this control to which channel owners are able to
    present sponsored content in your updates feed. Allow me to explain.
    Let’s say you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and you are presented with a
    sponsored update from a competing hockey team. You can easily block
    future sponsored updates from this other team. The benefit to you, the
    user is clear – you won’t see sponsored updates from channels you’re not
    interested in. But the benefit also extends to channel owners as well
    as they won’t be wasting time and resources reaching uninterested BBM

    One of the pieces of feedback we’ve heard from our customers is that
    they are looking for new ways to find interesting, relevant content in
    BBM Channels. Sponsored posts and Sponsored Invites are another way to
    help highlight posts from channels that customers might be interested

    We will dynamically determine how frequently Sponsored Posts appear
    in the Updates feed. We know that some of you love the “social” aspect
    of Updates, and would love to hear from you as to how often and where
    Sponsored Posts should be presented. And, because BBM puts you in
    control, if you filter Updates to only show Contacts, you won’t see any
    Sponsored Posts.

    A few words on privacy
    As we introduce new ways to help connect BBM Channels users with
    channel owners, protecting user privacy remains a top focus. We know
    that privacy and control are two of the reasons you love and choose BBM.
    We use the information you provide when you first open BBM Channels
    (age, location, gender) to help personalize your BBM Channels
    experience. At no time is personally identifiable information about any
    BBM Channel user viewable by any channel owners or advertisers.

    To access this message thread please click here: https://beta.webapps.blackberry.com/threads/view/20988

    If you feel you have received this email by mistake, please contact: betainfo@blackberry.com

    Thank you.
    BlackBerry® Beta Zone Administrator
    03-05-14 09:17 PM
  9. RegN's Avatar
    I got one from BlackBerry. Didn't think to take a screen shot but I was happy it was painless and no bells and whistles going off. Seems they improved the stickers on the q10 as well. Not totally sure but selecting them seem better visibility.

    Reg leaked Q10
    03-06-14 12:56 AM
  10. jonduran86's Avatar
    Yep not bad at all
    03-06-14 10:13 AM
  11. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    Not bad as long as it doesn't show in the HUB

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    03-07-14 10:12 AM
  12. anon(516601)'s Avatar
    I thought that this was just for Android and iPhone. Surely they aren't going to do this to people that buy BlackBerry phones and actually support them? If I want any kind of ads I'll use Twitter/Facebook and whatever else the kids use nowadays.

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    03-09-14 12:43 PM

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