Do You Love Or Hate Advertisments?

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  1. lisasian86

    lisasian86Member

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    You can't do anything these days without seeing advertisements for something. Do you enjoy seeing ads or do they drive you crazy? And do you think they influence your purchasing decisions, does a good and make you want to buy that product and on the other hand does a bad ad make you steer clear of that brand? Personally I'm not a fan of ads, I find them false and usually they leave me with a bad impression of the brand.
     
  2. JosieP

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    I used to despise them.. now I just don't notice them. Since I stepped away from commercialism/celebrity/big everything, they've just sort of become a part of the background I never pay attention to. If I need something I buy it.. if I don't, no ad will lure me.
     
  3. ThesePretzels

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    Advertisements are everywhere, but with the same technology corporations use to intrude there's so many small ways to avoid a lot of the constant barrage. After first watch I just tune out most advertisements that slip through the net of, mute, fast forward, and spam filter.
     
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    I don't mind them. I've always been fascinated with marketing and advertising so a lot of the times I even find them interesting. The only time I get annoyed with ads is when a certain ad or commercial is annoying, which I have to admit does account for a lot of them. A few well made ones I can appreciate a lot more. Also I find I can put up with tv ads a lot better than online commercials because often when I click on a video I feel annoyed that I have to wait a few seconds just to watch an ad whereas on tv I'm more used to it and also maybe because I'm not actively choosing when the video should start playing then it's more acceptable to me that there are commercials.
     
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    When I was younger, particularly when I was still a student, I hated tv commercials because it seems that they are interrupting the show that I was watching. But when I had my own life - job, home and family - I realized that somehow those tv commercials can give me information about items that I need to buy. And knowing that commercials are sponsors of tv shows, I many not appreciate some tv commercials but I am not averse to it. Honestly, there is very little influence of commercials on me except in the newspapers when I see the discounts and bargains.

    PS. Today, there is a sale in RJ Guitars at 50% starting from 8pm up to 10pm closing time. This morning we were there but the discount was only 20% so we are coming back later in time for that 50% discount. My husband had already checked on the guitar he wanted.
     
  6. Caffe

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    It depends entirely on the ad. My better half and I usually tune out TV commercials completely -- unless a cute kitten appears, and then one of us will alert the other, and we'll both watch (and "ooh!" and "aww!") no matter how many times we've seen it before. Yes, we are suckers for kitties.

    Otherwise, on the rare occasion an ad is just plain amusing, I will watch it, regardless of the product or service. I have a love-hate relationship Geico Insurance ads; I hate the gecko commercials (pointless and overplayed) and the old caveman commercials (stupid and overplayed), but I really enjoy the one with Tarzan and Jane arguing over Tarzan's refusal to ask directions to the nearest waterfall. In short, I like quirkiness in my advertising.

    I confess to getting sucked in by the occasional infommercial, but never order anything until I've checked out numerous independent reviews. I'm still heartbroken that the Showtime Rotisserie ("Set it and forget it!") has received so many negative reviews, as I would have loved one. (I'm still considering the Nu Wave oven, however.)

    And, as much as I think I hate commercials overall, I realize that in ten or twenty years, I'll probably end up watching collections of old commercials and reminiscing about them -- much like I do today, with commercials of yesteryear (which are probably older than most people reading this); e.g., K-Tel Records, the original Ronco Pocket Fisherman, etc.
     
  7. Krissttina Isobe

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    I myself like ads for you are taken to sites I never heard of before and learn something new. Sometimes ads are just what I was searching for that I see on the side of my email or at facebook...it's great for there it is no more searching. I do check if the site is legit and the buying is safe.
     
  8. sunnyside

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    I find some ads interesting and sometimes amusing and these are the ones I enjoy watching, while I think others are just annoying. They may well be genuine but most people tend to tune out when ads are being shown. Having said that, I am not usually influenced by ads one way or the other except it is advertising a sale or bargain somewhere. Otherwise I just see the TV ads as an opportunity to get up and do something else until the film I was watching comes back on, so they do give me a chance to take a break. When it comes to online ads, that's another story. I see them as an interruption to what I may be reading at the time. There are times when I would be busy reading something else and then up pops this ad.

    Ads do have their place, however, and those doing the advertising stand to benefit from this since they get a chance to let people know what products or services they are offering, and some ads do tend to grab attention depending on the way they are presented. They can be informative too and are a way of letting us know of new products on the market which we would not have known about otherwise.
     
  9. Denis Hard

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    I neither love nor hate ads. While sure ads are supposed to get you to spend money, once in a while it's possible that you might stumble into a great deal.

    Some ads have helped me save a little bit of money so though ads can be annoying especially when a site is plastered with them, since it's possible that by looking at ads you could find a deal you wouldn't find elsewhere . . . you should view ads especially when you want to buy something online.
     
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    It always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when an ad will try and convince you that a deal is "only for the next 5 minutes!" It's tasteless and it takes advantage of people who don't know any better, when in reality the deal is available all the time.

    I also hate movie ads that give away the whole plot and ending of a movie!!! Has anyone else ever noticed this?

    Generally I skip ads or mute them whenever I can because it's rare that I'm really gripped by one, and in that case it's typically an out-of-the-box, silly ad.
     
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    I don't get too wound up about television ads. They're just part of life. The only ones I really hate to see are television spoilers (I don't want to know what happens!) and any ad where a perfectly good classic song is destroyed by some thinly-voiced singer.
     
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    I think it depends on the ad and what they're trying to sell me. I don't much mind TV commercials since they give me time to go to the restroom or prepare a snack during my favorite TV shows. Plus I can work on some homework/multitask thanks to ads. I don't like some of the popup ads on websites when I use my phone. I'll accidentally click on something and be taken to another page and it's just annoying. I also don't like the ads on YouTube, I just want to watch the video and move on with my life. But oh well, ads are part of everyday life.
     
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    I realize magazines, internet sites, and television needs advertising to help raise funds for their company. However, I have noticed that, since the 60's, commercials have become more frequent and/or longer on television. I dislike commercials very much these days for several reasons. First, they seem interrupt the flow of the show that I am watching. They are too frequent and are often repetitive. Secondly, commercials feel like a source of brainwashing. I feel they are trying to implant key phrases in my brain to "persuade" me to buy their product. This is why when commercials come on, I hit the mute button on the control as soon as a commercial comes on the air.
     
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    I rarely find internet ads effective as far as making me want to buy a product. At the same time though, I don't hate them as I understand the necessity for them. A lot of the sites and videos you watch rely on ads to bring in revenue. The people making your favorite youtube videos have bills to pay too, so keep that in my mind when you are getting annoyed that there are ads on the video.
     
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    I seem to have a bit of a love hate relationship with advertisements, but I am pretty sure that most people are the same way. They are sort of that necessary evil that we have, in that they just have to exist so you might as well embrace them and get as much enjoyment out of them as possible. With that said, I tend to like the ones that do their part on that, when they embrace the corniness and silliness. I would go as far to say it is an art form in its own right.
     
  16. jonthai

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    I hate ads, and I don't know anyone who likes them. They are made with the objective to persuade people, and therefore, they are on TV constantly. I always go away from the TV when ads start popping up, as it annoys me allot. I get it, it gives them money, and I have nothing against it, but i think they could reduce the amount of ads they show.
     
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    Many persons hate ads because it usually interrupts whatever they may be watching or listening and this annoys them very much. I am also annoyed by the ads. However, I don't make it a big problem because I realize that without these ads the meadia company would probably not have been be able to air the program that I am enjoying.
     
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    Hate. They are not "advertisments," anymore, they are ways to try to manipulate people and force their way into peoples' eyeballs. It is the molest approach, you are supposed to be able to request when you want to know about things, not have them shoved in your face at every opportunity for money. Greed -_-
     
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    Not all advertisements are the same, though for the most part the annoy me. I'm not annoyed by the content because some advertisements are classy and done tastefully. I just don't like the fact that they're aired on too long and you have to wait for a long time before you can actually see the show you've been wanting to see.
     
  20. sidney

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    I always tend to skip those ads on Youtube and I also switch channels when I see ads on TV. However, I seem to tolerate ads online about products and print ads since I think they are less intrusive.