Today while scrolling through my Instagram newsfeed, I came across a photo of a gold watch with colorful macaroons in the background. After doing a double take, I realized that this photo was not posted by one of my friends- it was a Michael Kors advertisement. As mentioned in a post by one of our classmates earlier this week, Instagram has decided to start featuring paid advertisements in users’ newsfeeds. Today happened to be this infamous “Instagram Ad Launch Day,” and this Michael Kors ad served as the first paid advertisement. The image itself does not look like an advertisement because it does not contain a logo, slogan, or any writing at all. I, personally, was not offended by the ad, as I found it visually appealing and not disruptive. Did any of you see this ad today? If not, take a look at the link posted below.