I Despise Advertising

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    Drug Pushers

    This is a pet peeve of mine. I believe pharmaceutical companies should be banned from television advertising. This is like a bad science fiction movie to me that we are living in... pharmaceutical companies peddling drugs on television. Take cialis, take ambien, take prozac, take...
    RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jul 24, 2007

    Some Is Good Like When Bands U...

    Some Is Good Like When Bands Use Advertising To Promote There Music .. Thats Okay but I Dont Like The Superficial Industry That Uses A WEb Of Lies To Sell Their Products!!!
    lifenotknife lifenotknife
    22-25, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    Ads Are For Stupid People

    Now, I mean no offense to the common person...but I find that most commercials -- especially from the US -- are geared toward stupid people. They're just full of flashy imagery and catch phrases and such. Now, I remember one commercial that actually used intelligent words like...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2008

    Cut Back On Brainwashing a Bit

    If you're going to watch television, shouldn't you at least mute it or get up and do something else during commercial breaks?  What do you gain from sitting there and watching the commercials?
    eromreven eromreven
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2007

    It's Works....

    It's works.
    themiget themiget
    16-17, M
    Jan 17, 2007

    I Don't Really Care One Way Or...

    I don't really care one way or the other.
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    Now What?

    This is a StateFarm Insurance Viral Marketing campaign... annoying, or effective? digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Now_what_PIC_2';
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2007

    In Many Ways Yes, It Is a Pain...

    In many ways yes, it is a pain in the butt, but I can understand the need for it!!!!!!
    chickiebeeh chickiebeeh
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    I Hate Commercials and Most Ty...

    I hate commercials and most types of advertising.  They are made to condition people and they all lie.  Everyone who advertises their product says it's the best one ever, 100% natural (which means nothing), made to last, etc.   Everything from automobiles to...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    36-40, M
    Jun 15, 2007

    Best Feminine Hygiene Ad Ever

    This isn't a spoof-- but it was a poster series published by Leo Burnett digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Using_Hoover_Dam_as_a_Gigantic_Advertisement_for_Tampons_PIC';
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2007

    Most of It Is Downright Ridicu...

    Most of it is downright ridiculous.  I do understand why it's needed, but they've taken it too extreme in most cases.
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    Jun 14, 2007

    I Dont

    yeah, everyone agrees advertising is annoying, but it can be really important for the economy. Thats why I don't despise it.
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8
    18-21, M
    8 Responses May 22, 2008

    Cover Those Words

    Buy Buy Buy.  I get really sick of it.  Brands that have no real difference.  Pressure to purchase things that you have no desire or need for.  I really don't enjoy seeing words on things that aren't literature of some kind.  I prefer to read from paper...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2009

    even though I know that small businesses rely

    on it to make their ends meet, but a lot of these ads are useless
    marinerob marinerob
    46-50, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    Bill Hicks (r.i.p.)

    "Oh by the way, if there's anyone here tonight who is in marketing or advertising....kill yourself...okay, back to the show. What? No, you're laughing like you're expecting some kind of joke. It's not a joke, kill yourself. There is no rationalization for what you do, you are...
    LostRaven LostRaven
    26-30, M
    Mar 1, 2011

    I Do! ...

    i do! granted some small, small amount may be necessary (even useful?), but after 2 years in West Africa- commercial free- it's miserable to be inundated with useless information!
    kbrooks81 kbrooks81
    26-30, F
    Jun 15, 2007

    Not All

    Some of it is important, but it takes up so much time and money for things that it could be better spent on.  I especially hate ads to make you feel better about things you already have!  How stupid.
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    Jun 20, 2008

    Yes, Pretty Much So.  Mos...

    Yes, pretty much so.  Most of all I hate the stuff that comes in my mailbox.
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
    66-70, F
    May 20, 2007

    That Is What Makes People Buy ...

    That is what makes people buy products. I often laugh at failed attempts for advertising though.
    rockwellmark rockwellmark
    36-40, M
    May 19, 2007

    No Quite Opposite Actually.&nb...

    No quite opposite actually.  How would you know when new stuff came out if it were not for advertising?  Advertising gets me in trouble but I don't despise it, I think I love it too much.  I should work in advertising.
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410
    31-35, F
    May 20, 2007

    Pharmaceutical marketing on T.

    V. is off the chain. I even notice at least 90% of these drone-on spots have a dog somewhere in it. Oh yeah. "Take our meds and go play with your dog...everything is rainbows and sunshine." Talk to your doctor to see if pharma-overload is right for you. If your eyes gloss...
    Connifer Connifer
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 4

    Reality For Men

    What we like to call, Truth in Advertising... digg_url = 'http://digg.com/celebrity/Reality_for_Men_PIC';
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2007

    I saw an advert for thrush cream

    that said you will soon be feeling yourself again. If you had only been feeling yourself then you wouldn't need the ******* thrush cream.
    hotmaleAThotmail hotmaleAThotmail
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    No Way...i Love Them... ...

    No Way...I love them... Just some are lacking things...like when you watch an add & you think its about deodorant & turns out it's for underwear... strang people. But most are brilliant...without it it would all be chinese whispers...
    caroli9 caroli9
    41-45, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    A Healthy Glow

    Anything goes to make profit:    
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise
    41-45
    6 Responses Apr 25, 2010

    Except

    For cheesyass local commercials.   http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/284473/ OH WORD?     And whats the deal with furniture stores? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ3oHpup-pk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH0lIwKeAhw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 23, 2008
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