RE: Hive ads and Hive marketing. Proposal for ads on hive.blog or funding for hive marketing initiatives.
In my experience, users have been very much against filling the whitespace of steem/hive with ads, and there's already money available for marketing and development purposes, they're just not being utilized.
As it stands, there is over $4,000 per day available if someone were to put together a proposal for creating ads for Hive. I don't feel like we need to clutter the interface with ads to generate income we already have available.