Sunday, June 18, 2006

Commercials That I Despise...Grrrrrrrrr. link to this post

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For the most part TV ads are entertaining, especially since the superbowl ad craze began anyway. However, some just, well, piss me off, and make me want to boycott the products rather than support them. I especially hate ads that promote consumer ignorance and/or play to the uninformed consumer, put down other companies, don't tell you what they are selling, are plain old pointless. Here are some of them... Apple - The recent ads with the Mac and PC guy just stirs up some real bad feelings. I'm a PC user, so of course, you can say that that is the reason why, but I've never held resentful feelings towards Macs because I always thought they were good computers too. They do especially well in certain areas. Now that Apple introduced these commercials, I am an Apple hater. I can honestly say I will never purchase an Apple product for life since they want to stereotype PC users so considerately. Pepsi - I am just bothered by the commercials where the Coke can gets smashed. I'm not sure why. Sympathy? I will go out of my way to look for Coke products now. Burger King - The one with the "bucking chicken" just irks the hell out of me. What is that? Not to mention the disturbing "king" dude. Volkswagen - That new one with the "fast" devil dude...disturbing and irritating. On the flip side, there are commercials that I really like...I'll post on those later.

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At 6/19/2006 03:07:00 AM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Awwwww, come on...those Apple commercials are funny! I am a PC user - I have to be for my job. My husband used to be a PC technician, and wandered into the world of Mac a couple years ago. We now have a Mac at home and he will never go back. I think the commercials are some of the best advertising I have seen. In fact, in our house, if one of us is watching TV and a "new Mac" commercial comes on, we yell to the other to "Come see!" OK - we have no life. I do think Apple has finally gained some traction with the iPod and they are taking advantage of it.

At 6/19/2006 08:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mute button used to be more effective in calming my nerves without having to listen to idiots screaming into my ear to get my attention into buying their products. BUT Now the craze is "flashing" ?@%^&!!! in my face from one extreme scene to another. I tell ya it's dizzying to stare at a commercial that keeps jolting one flash after another. Even if I close my eyes, lighting permiates(sp) my vision of silence. UGH. Are there that many hazed people who need to have a shock treatment to get their attention into buying ridiculous merchandize...... Any thoughts or am I alone in my crazyness

At 6/19/2006 02:04:00 PM, Blogger freedumb said...

Lisa, Yeah, Apple has a done an awesome job with the iPod. That doesn't negate the stereotyping going on in their commercials...Not to mention Macs crash, Windows XP has built in software to allow making/editting videos, and there are more games available for the PC than the Mac...Macs more "fun"? I don't think that's true.

Anonymous, what do you think about that Cingular commercial? Where they get cut off in mid-sentence...I think that it grabs my attention at least. And no, you are not alone...

At 6/21/2006 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mac commercials are amazing. What I am finding interesting is how many PC users get upset at the Mac commercials? Is it striking a nerve...?

Let's face it. Macs are a superior machine. Hands down.


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