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Look at me!

Funny, Sad or Bold;

I'm just like clickbait, but range from times that are old.

You may see me while travelling, surfing, watching, and sometimes you won't even know I'm there!

If you don't then I can really make you care.

When associated with some, leaves me often banned.

Although I may seem random I'm carefully planned.

What am I?

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Are you

An advertisement?

Look at me!

Ads are designed to be looked at

Funny, Sad or Bold;

A possible way to categorize ad content.

I'm just like clickbait, but range from times that are old.

Clickbait titles are a form of Ad, ads are designed to draw attention more than be accurate.

You may see me while travelling, surfing, watching, and sometimes you won't even know I'm there!

Travelling: Billboards, surfing(the web): banner ads, Watching: Tv Commercials, Don't notice: Subliminal Ads

If you don't then I can really make you care.

There are thoughts that Subliminal advertisements are more effective than their blatant counterparts

When associated with some, leaves me often banned.

This could be "some leaves" which would specifically target Tobacco, or it could just be a reference to how certain things aren't allowed to be advertised.

Although I may seem random I'm carefully planned.

Some ads don't appear to make much sense on the face, but pretty much all are the result of much time spent by a marketing department.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Great answer! $\endgroup$ – Melkor Feb 9 '17 at 17:02

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