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Posted on 31 Mar 2012 15:29:14 BDT
Peter says:
look up Superbowl commercials on Youtube for adverts the way they used to be.

Posted on 31 Mar 2012 18:04:55 BDT
Bubbles says:
I think Tesco have got the balance totally right, with their new F & F advert.
No irritating 'Jingle'. No irritating dialogue. No irritating repetition. No irritating s3xual innuendo. Some really nice transitions. Skillfully done. Easily the best ad on TV, at the moment, in my opinion. Full marks to the ad exec's who produced that one.
I'm almost enticed to shop there ! :o)

Posted on 31 Mar 2012 19:45:36 BDT
gille liath says:
They're too numerous to mention, but my pet hate at the moment is confused.com. Aargh!

As for whether being irritating serves a purpose, I think it depends on the product. Many of the most irritating ones at the moment are for a phone number or website address. I suppose they'd argue that if they get you to remember it, even at the cost of annoying the cr@p out of you, they've done their job.

Wonder why this is on the world cinema forum?

Posted on 1 Apr 2012 22:00:52 BDT
Squeeth says:
1. Press the mute button.

2. Watch dvd's and save the licence tax.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2012 06:48:40 BDT
Finn Harder says:
If you really 'hate' the ads, then there are programs out there which will let you copy the DVD and let you remove the annoying ads from the copy.

Posted on 11 Apr 2012 15:29:32 BDT
Cheddarwasp says:
The PPI ads. Surely anyone who thinks they are entitled to a claim will have done so by now!!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2012 18:21:44 BDT
I was surprised just how much those companies charge to "help you" with your claim. They are ripping people off, just like those vile adverts that offer low loans. The interest rate they charge is obscene, and it's time the government put a stop to the "needy" being taken to the cleaners

Posted on 23 May 2012 00:35:24 BDT
Leigh Smith says:
money bl**dy supermarket . if you see Brian with that overly smug look on his face crossing a street in your town please run him over! it's not enough he's taken over my tv he's on every sodding radio station I listen to as well. aaaargh!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2012 10:34:33 BDT
mhudson40 says:
I can not agree more!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 12:40:05 BDT
JeanH says:
I agree with you there, but for me it comes equal first with the disgusting ads voiced in that thuggish way by Ray Winston encouraging people to bet during sporting events, usually football, shown live on TV. Okay, I admit I think all gambling ads should be banned, and all betting shops sited halfway up mountains with no vehicle, phone or internet access so anyone who really wanted to gamble would have to make a huge effort. Hearing this constant exhortation to bet - it's all about the in-play! - makes me see red. I'm sure Winston is a very pleasant man but his yob-eastenders-mindless-thug advert voice is just horrible.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 12:41:50 BDT
JeanH says:
I did, until the version in which the chap gets blown up. You have to hand it to the advertisers for taking on board the public's reaction to their ads!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2012 22:58:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Aug 2012 22:59:28 BDT
So now they have him kicked in the stomach by a football.
Are they now going to use famous people using different methods of getting rid of the singer?
I hink the biggest problem is they hammer the commercials to death, and then we just get sick to the back teeth of seeing the same ads every time we turn the box on.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 02:15:27 BDT
Peter says:
What about the anti-piracy adverts on bought dvds and blu-rays, if you time the time it takes to get through the advert and previews and then the studio and distribution logos, its about 4 minutes.

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 16:30:09 BDT
I once bought a Disney dvd, which had seven trailers before the picture started,plus an advert for Disneyland. Very annoying, especially as Disney dvds are quite expensive apart from the rubbishy ones

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 16:42:01 BDT
I worked in the film game, as did my Dad for many years, so I was brought up to read the credits. I got very annoyed at the cinema when people all started to stand up to go whilst the credits were rolling, and like you, it annoys me when tv channels either cut them off or shrink them own.
I also hate it when loud music is played, making narration hard to hear. Many people have complained about this, but still the tv companies do it. We are not all in our mid twenties so we don't want it

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 16:57:26 BDT
They get really good money doing commercials unfortunately, so Harry Hill probably gets more pay for the ads than he does for his tv shows.
I read that Davina McCall was paid two hundred and fifty thouand for doing those hair colour ads, and Twiggy bought a flat in New York with her money from the Marks and Spencer ones.
Seems ridiculous to me.

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 01:19:08 BDT
Peter says:
over paid "celebrities".

Posted on 8 Oct 2012 00:40:58 BDT
Ferrous Kid says:
That's good about Twiggy buying a New York pad because her husband, Leigh Lawson, hasn't been on telly for decades so she must have to support him....lucky him. And if you think watching the Go Compare singer is bad enough, spare me a thought-I was in school with the fokker.

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 09:06:23 BDT
At least they've stopped those "unlock the value in your home" ads...ugh. Misleading and probably criminally liable.

Posted on 17 Feb 2015 21:36:05 GMT
Talking of annoying adverts, how about the compulsory advert for Amazon prime we are forced to endure on so many youtube videos! Rest assured I will NOT be subscribing to prime..............

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2015 21:40:33 GMT
Peter says:
I had Amazon prime last year. Delivery was good. But the video system was a rip off. Paid for a years service thinking I would get all content in Amazon video for free included, but turns out most of the new stuff you have to pay to watch.
Pay to own fair enough if I can download it too my ps3 or pc but, not pay too own as long as I am still a subscriber.
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