TV ads - how annoying are they where you live?

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Outtake:
"my name is Olga, agricultural engineer from hungaria......." , believe me in dutch with a heavy accent it sounds much worse.........this has somehow something to do with Fords apparantly :dunno:

Who the hell do those addpeople think they are anyway? ......half the bloody commercials are an insult to intelligence.
 

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As almost everyone on here has said, the commercials are incredibly annoying. Which is exactly why we pay $10 more per month for a DVR and watch TV whenever we want to with the ability to skip commercials.

I also am in love with Hulu (minimal commercials - most under two minutes) and Netflix (No ads at all). While I may not always be caught up with everyone else, it is certainly much easier to watch without commercials.
 

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I feel I have to apologize to the italian community
 

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No adverts on the BBC?s four main channels.
BBC1 & BBC3 are sort of mainstream (mainly soaps, costume dramas, games shows, sitcoms and other rubbish.) and I don?t watch much on those.
BBC2 & BBC4 are programs are odd stuff like Top Gear, documentaries, arts etc which is what I like to watch.


There are dozens of commercial channels and they all seem to do something very clever which I have spotted.
They all have four, four minute ad breaks each hour and somehow they are synchronised to within 15 to 20 seconds anyway.
So, you can?t channel surf when an ad break comes on because everyone else is also showing adverts. I switch over to any BBC channel.

One for the record - the ads here are, 90% of the time, better than ITV programmes - that is all.
True, dat! :lol:

The program content of the commercial channels is pretty poor mainstream*, much like BBC1 but worse so I don?t often bother to use them.



*Except DAVE TV which is nearly always showing random repeats of Top Gear, Fifth Gear, QI and Mock the Week etc.
 

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At first I thought you meant how annoying are actual adverts and I was just about to post one of the Go compare adverts...
They seem to rattle peoples cages a bit :)
 

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This is related

Tampon-makers can't mention the V-word. Period.

An advertising campaign for tampons is rejected by US television networks for daring to include the word vagina

For years, advertising for tampons and "sanitary products" have been shrouded in nebulous euphemism. So what happens when a US tampon-maker drops the coy messaging and goes straight for the jugular (so to speak)? Its ad gets banned by the major US television networks for mentioning the word vagina.

Even when the company substituted "down there" for vagina, two of the networks still wouldn't run the ad, so the company was forced to drop the idea altogether. That provoked Amanda Hess, author of The Sexist blog, to observe: "Now, the commercial contains no direct references to female genitalia ? you know, the place where the fucking tampon goes."

An executive for Kimberly-Clark, the owner of Kotex, notes that US TV networks have no such compunction about references to "erectile dysfunction" in prime-time ads for Viagra and Ciallis.
Time for american TV networks to grow some balls.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/mar/16/tampon-vagina-kotex-advertising

Have some swedish public service television before you go.
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvFDmKkPFKY[/YOUTUBE]
 
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no ads on the channels i occasionally view. i don't watch any commercial television because its so full of crap its unbearable.
 

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I've been watching the price comparison adverts closely over the last few months, and they're all trying to be the best. Here's the current standing from my point of view, best at the top.

CompareTheMarket.com - Compare The Meerkat
MoneySupermarket.com - Omid Djalili
Go compare - Opera singing bloke with silly moustache
Confused.com - Stupid jeans

Then there's CreditExpert's new advert, which sits below all of them

You're so right! The amount of death groups of facebook about Go Compare opera man...
 

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^Hell yeah, that one was good. :cool:

Cobol74 summed things up nicely, quoted again by me for accuracy.

One for the record - the ads here are, 90% of the time, better than ITV programmes - that is all.
:lol:
 
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