David Pogue, writing for The New York Times, which puts at least two blinking, animated ads on every page of its site, including this one:
Second, and more important, I don’t think advertisers should be
blinking, animating and distracting in the first place. If I’m
interested in the product, I’ll read the ad. But trying to pull
my focus as I’m trying to read crosses some kind of line.
You know what? I would never click any ad that blinks or animates
in the first place. It’s obnoxious and juvenile, and I’m not
about to reward them.