I'll cast my vote for Old Navy as well, especially their Christmas Hanukkah/Ramadan/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Other commercials.
From the past, I never cared for the Quizno's commercials with the Spongmonkeys, the Mattress Mattress commercials with Goldilocks, or the Starburst commercials with whatever the hell that thing was supposed to be.
As much as I like the PlayStation systems, Sony's ads for them are always... weird and have absolutely nothing to do with gaming. Oh! A weird girl with a creepy face! Oh, a talking duck and a guy's head flying around!... that sure makes me wanna play some Metal Gear Solid!
still better than the PSP ads that seem to run on negative racial stereotypes.
I always hated Old Navy ads. I mean, I'm not the kind of guy who buys clothes from there anyway, but they try way too hard to sex appeal up a freaking pair of jeans.
and I still dont get the Dominoes Pizza ads where they "acknowledge" that their old pizzas sucked. why would I want to buy anything from you if you tell me it sucks? if you're trying to be ironic it isn't working.
I hate commercials. I do. Some people yell at the TV because of sports or politics. I yell because of commercials. While I, again, hate almost every ad out there, there are some that are worse than others. So without further adieu...
Companies/Brands with consistently horrible ads:
Subway Burger King McDonalds DiGuorno pizza Miller Light Coors Light Bud Light eSurance Kit Kats ADT Wendy's T-Mobile Metro PCS Old Navy Quiznos eTrade The Dump (a local furniture store in Atlanta) Wright brand bacon (radio)
Note: I used to have an intense, burning hatred for the Progressive ads, but all that changed once I found out Flo was also Joy Peters from Tom Goes to the Mayor. Try as I might, I can't bring myself to hate Joy Peters.
As for commercial concepts:
- Anything that feels the need to run the English language through a wood chipper. (Subway, I'm looking in your direction...) - Hipsters, period. If it has a hipster in it (Hyundai, the aforementioned McDonald's coffee ad), it's going to be horrible. - The smokin' hot lady that usually ends up making men look stupid (Miller Light, T-Mobile). - Eating rhythmically (McDonalds, Kit Kat). - Spots that mock a concept that 90% of the viewing audience is unfamiliar with. The Metro PCS "Tech and Talk" ads are the perfect example of this. - Stereotypes (the dumpy bald guy, the stupid blond, etc).
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For the #1 fast food restaurant in the world, they could put more thought into their comericals:
1. Colorful graphic 2. Hodgepodge of ethnicities eating hamburgers. 3. Hip hop dancing or breaking. 4. Colorful graphics. 5. Ba-da-ba-da-dum. I'm loving it.
seriously, if one were to take the TV ads as an indication of which FF place was doing the best/the most popular, I'd put McDonalds at/near the bottom. I rarely see their commercials in comparison to the other FF places, and what ones I do are guaranteed to be ass. They really suck at commercials.
Post by Randy Barber 4-Life on Dec 30, 2010 14:38:51 GMT -5
I don't remember what company it is, but it's for high speed internet. In this commercial, in the year 2010 mind you, the only way the family can explain the concept of wireless internet to the dad is describing it as "an invisible internet cord."
I know tv commercial dads have an average IQ of something you'd find on the bottom of your shoe, but this guy manages to lower the bar.
My choice...Hyundai's commercials with the hippie couple singing xmas carrols
YES YES YES!!!! I hate those commercials more than anything in the world right now.
As for a regional one, Bob's Discount Furniture. The most recent one having people lined up at the Pearly Gates to get into heaven. First, they show some woman going in and says "I never go anywhere without my Bob-o-pedic" (their cheap ripoff of the tempurpedic). And then a man comes up and the angel says, "No Bob-o-pedic?" and the man shrugs to the camera, falls through the clouds, and a plume of fire comes up.
Yes, that's right, you burn in hell for all eternity if you don't buy one of their crappy mattresses.
My friend came up with the awesome joke referring to this commercial, "The road to salvation is paved with memory foam."