Do You Mind?
Actually, yes. An OMAC survey on advertising found that “results reflect a growing level of irritation and avoidance of interruptive advertising”
For irony, check out the article:
So people are sick of ads. Ya think? What’s that expression – the opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference… Most ads don’t even register with me – and when they do it’s only that something is so intrusive or irksome that I’m particularly peeved.
So, here is my list re: especially irritating advertising placements.
Yesterday I learned a wonderful Taiwanese expression: “Shut up you’re annoying even the dead.” On that note:
- In bus shelters. It’s bad enough that the term “transit shelter” in Vancouver is a woeful misnomer (as it provides absolutely no shelter from any of the elements), but must I also be tortured by how this new cologne make women promptly disrobe?
- In bathroom stalls. Really, is nowhere sacred?
- In office elevators. Lest you make conversation with anyone near you.
- In nightclubs. If the best thing to stare at in a bar is a screen playing ads, you are, most definitely, in the wrong bar
- In RESIDENTIAL elevators. Wait, I have a second to think. Nope, spoke to soon…
They even call most of this “captive” advertising. Which reminds me of the irritating dude on the bus who tells his life story to the bus driver because, well, where can he go?
Where else do you see ads that are particularly infuriating?