Ads are everywhere we go, online and off. Fortunately, it hasn’t yet reached Minority Report proportions…although, it somehow feels like we’re not far off.
Sometimes these ads amuse and entertain us, even if they never sell us whatever it is they were supposed to.
Who can forget the Taco Bell chihuahuas? Although the commercials did cause some controversy, and I’m fairly sure they did nothing to increase sales, they did have that “awww” and humor factor. Especially this one:
And my personal favorite:
Although I can never remember what the heck they’re advertising, this commercial never fails to crack me up. And it’s entered our family vernacular. For example, trying to wrangle the kiddos in a grocery store can be like herding cats. Trying to get all the relatives in one place and sitting still for an annual family portrait…you get the idea. Herding cats just says it all.
And then there are the commercials that annoy us, tick us off or just make us go “ewwww.”
Some of my least favorite:
Pretty much any ad where the parents or the husband are morons drives me nuts. Or where women shop uncontrollably.
Even though I have an Android phone (not the same one, thankfully), this ad gives me nightmares (which I pass on to you…you’re welcome):
Ads for *ahem* intimate products of any kind. They’re just incredibly icky. Seeing people cavorting on an ad for tampons/ED medications/hemorrhoids creams do not give me the warm fuzzies about the product. They just give me uncomfortable associations to the actors…like Joey (from Friends) with the VD ads.
Do we even need to talk about the Charmin bear ads? You know the ones I mean. Especially this one:
They’ve actually given me an aversion to the product. Now, I just see the package in the store and shudder, thinking of bears and left behind bits. Definitely not what I want to be thinking about when selecting a toilet paper.
What about you? What are your most and least favorite commercials/ads? Why? Do entertaining commercials really make us want to buy the products they advertise or just leave us loving the commercial itself?