Today the front page of The Age.com.au had 19 advertising messages on it.
And this doesn't include pushes to Fairfax's own network of sites outside of The Age.
I don't think I'm alone in saying this is a tad excessive.
And it concerns me as an advertiser who has used this placement in the past of really how effective my ad might be when it's competing for attention against 18 other ad messages as well as the content.
I've always found it interesting that every year these 'premium' (their words) placements increase in price, but each year more advertising noise is added to the pages.