I've been approached by an ex-guest and trusted founder to test increases in engagement on my website. I've been sent this example of an alert plugin to attract attention and increase engagement on my site. What do you think? Please email me your feedback because this will determine whether I test it out. (note, it's the teaser box at the bottom right)

http://artsocket.com/_websites/www-eurekaking/publisher-demo/referralLink-appguy.html

Does it detract from the content? Is it unobtrusive?