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Bad Advertising

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jeff Martinez, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Jeff Martinez

    Jeff Martinez

    May 10, 2005
    Denver, CO
    :: inspired by a different thread ::

    Are there any products/services that that avoid because their advertisements/commercials are so awful???

    Here's a few of mine:

    Old Navy
    Fanta soda
    Rocky's Auto (local used car dealer)
  2. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy

    edit: Any commercial with horrible voice-overs. Claritin is usually the biggest offender.
  3. The Church of Latter Day Saints.
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Good idea for a thread. My mind is not cooperating by sending my thoughts to my fingers though.

    I'll come up with some as the evening progresses. You can all sit here and hold your breath until I come back with my list. :D

  5. Poop-Loops

    Poop-Loops Banned

    Mar 3, 2006
    Auburn, Washington
    I don't watch TV, listen to the radio, and use Firefox. I kick ass.
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I hate Trader Joe's' "Fearless Flyer" advertising, but I still shop there. I just don't pick up the ads.
  7. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Assembled that list yet?
  8. Yeah, Im starting to feel lightheaded from holding my breath this long.
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This is another chance to shine with a picture!!

  10. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Q-Ray bracelets. The commercials just sound like a load of crap trying to appeal to people who will believe anything.
  11. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Maybe the foot bed is made of a heavy metal that is easily absorbed through the skin.
  12. Hahahha, wouldnt that be great? :D
  13. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Any car manufacturer.
  14. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward
    I'm sure there'll be more too....
  15. Neb Maro

    Neb Maro I don't think, but I still am.

    Oct 20, 2006
    So. Cali
    I refuse to eat at Jack in the Box, Carl's Junior, and Burger King because their commercials are so stupid.
    If fast food commercials keep it up, I will save a lot of money in the future.
  16. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    The King sees your post... and he does NOT approve.

    anyway, those "True" ads that are all over myspace are extremely stupid, but it's easy to make fun of'em.
  18. I've long thought that a good commercial will never get me to buy something, but a bad commercial sure will make me avoid something. Hence, commercials that target me are totally pointless.
  19. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    Any commercial with a blue screen and a voice saying, "But wait...that's not all!"
  20. jkritchey


    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Anything with that idiotic "Priceless" nonsense that started with those evil Mastercard people. There's a special place in hell for people who try to be too clever with new "priceless" style sayings.

    (Shakes a bony fist...)

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