Annoying Advertising

Sometimes, TV ads can be so completely annoying, they actually make me angry. An online greeting card company, ‘Thortful’, has been placing this advert on various TV channels recently, in time for the Valentine’s Day card rush. Not only is it in every ad break, it is usually shown twice in the same break.

It is too stupid to even be funny, and the constant repitition had driven me to contact the company by email, asking them to remove it.

Please do not use this company. Make them pay for insulting our intelligence, and sense of humour.

66 thoughts on “Annoying Advertising

  1. It is really annoying, for sure. Here we have quite a few choice ones, and many of the programmes come up with the hosts advertising as well in the programmes they are hosting… But then there are the ones that you watch and have no idea what they are advertising. I’ve seen their reply, but I’ll comment there. I am not surprised, Pete. I am not sure I could put up with it either.

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    1. Thanks, Olga. I do actually enjoy seeing well-made, original ads. However, this one is unspeakably bad. (By the way, I just bought ‘Tyll’, based on your review.)
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. A lot of people find this ad extremely annoying. Granted, the final line makes no sense. But I actually enjoy this ad, and even went to so far as to find out the name of the actress (Anna Telfer), and put that in a comment because people wondered who she was.

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  3. I think commercials have gotten a lot more creative over the years, but I can see why this one gets on your nerves, Pete. It’s pretty dumb. My crusade is with greeting cards. I think 90% of them are unimaginative and what is supposed to be humorous is anything but. I have difficulty understanding how someone can get paid to write such nonsense.

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  4. Ooh God Pete. . . After watching it just once my gums are getting sore, my eyes are burning, my ears are ringing (well, that may be self inflicted from the bloody ’11’ setting) and I think my nose is getting set to bleed.

    Whoever originally said “there shall always be an England” had no idea this was coming.

    This is potentially very grave indeed: Based on the saturation of impressions you describe, this ad could easily be a psyop designed to be the cornerstone of the beginning of the end for all of blighty.

    WARNING ⚠️ Don’t watch it. Don’t listen to it, don’t think about it, (and for God sakes, don’t write about it!) or you will be unknowingly taking part in the end of the Empire.

    As a final though? In regards to England, there is hope. . . “Bob Hope” actually. He’s a Londoner of sorts, born just down the A2 in Eltham. And Bob quite eloquently once said said: “They’ll always be an England, even if it’s in Hollywood.”

    As such? Save yourselves! – Flights leave LHR for LAX at a frequency of something like every 12 minutes or so.
    We, your fans in these western colonies would love to have you all here. Yes, the dog too of course. He’ll just have to take walks on the beach in Malibu. He’ll adjust. 😘

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    1. Chris, once the quality of advertising in an empire sinks to these depths, it is pretty much the end of things. Look what happened to Rome, when they started advertising gladiator fights with naked statues, and interrupting chariot races to allow a word from the sponsor! Before you know it, the colonies will want independence, the Prime Minister will be a lying party-goer, and they will be trying to arrest a Prince.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Adverts drive me mad, which is why I prefer recording anything on the commercial channels so I can fast forward them. I really hope the Been don’t go down that route. Personally I think the license is worth it for the excellent dramas and nature programs, so I’d prefer to pay a subscription.

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  6. Oh my Pete, that is truly an awful advertisement, but your reaction is priceless. “Aversion Advertising,” is something I’ve never heard of and admittedly I’m sort humored by the term. There are a lot of annoying things in the world and ads definitely top the list, although the ones aired during last nights football game (San Francisco 49er’s vs the LA Rams) were rather worthy! Hugs, C

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    1. In my email, I told them to be aware of ‘aversion advertising’, constant adverts that make people determined to never by the product. (Like me!) 🙂
      I also told them to sack the agency that created the awful ad.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. Okay, I watched. Most of it. Once was enough! My least favorite ads here are for drugs. They show really happy people, who’ve apparently found relief from some newly defined malady. The ad comes with an annoying jingle designed to stick in your brain, then ends with the announcer speed reading through all the nasty side effects, including death! No thanks! I always mute these.

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    1. Only shop-bought painkillers are allowed to be advertised in the UK. Mainstream drugs for serious medical conditions (like Diabetes or Epilepsy) are not allowed to be advertised on TV.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. When my wife was watching an evening of ‘her programmes’ recently, that was shown 24 times in a few hours. That tipped me over the edge! Even when I choose not to watch, I can still hear it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  8. If nothing else, the company has achieved one object in that you remember its name! 😉 However, I quite agree: I usually switch over/watch a bit of something I’ve recorded/make a cup of tea/or go for a “comfort break” 😉 during the commercials. Because I don’t find this irksome, the last of my options is one reason why I think it would be a way out of the BBC’s funding travails to take advertising on its arguably most popular channel, BBC1: quite often I don’t have enough time between programmes [even despite the inevitable “coming up/soon” trailers] to nip upstairs and relieve myself, and it’s very irritating to miss the beginning of a programme; although I think films/movies should be an exception to this option. No doubt I’ll be in a minority on this: even my union, Equity, is in favour of retaining the licence fee. No doubt, the government will do what’s best [pahahaaa!] Cheers, Jon.

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    1. I’m happy to pay the licence fee for the quality of BBC drama alone.
      Most of the adverts I have to see (or listen to from another room) are on the ‘minor’ channels that my wife watches to get her fix of medical programmes, ghost hunters, and antique buying experts.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I usually record anything I want to see, then fast-forward the adverts. But my wife watches channels that have this annoying advert on them, so even if I am not watching, I have to hear it from another room.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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