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If you ever watch any TV at all, and even if you're as skilled at channel surfing as I claim to be, there's just no avoiding having to watch an occasional commercial every now and then. The very fact that a commercial should capture your attention for its duration, whether it's a 30 second spot or a full-blown infomercial, should be the driving force behind its design, and it seems that some commercials are done so well that the next time you come across it while surfing the channels, you'll actually stop to watch it. On the other hand, some are either so poorly written or just plain stupid that you'll wear out the batteries in your remote control trying to avoid them!

I've never worked in the advertising industry in any capacity. I've started this thread only because I've found myself sitting back in my easy chair and trying to figure out why a particular commercial appeals to me or not. I actually have enough unmitigated audacity about me to have determined on occasion that I could've improved a particular commercial......if only they'd gotten my advice before they aired it!

So...got any favorites? For that matter, got any that you consider really, really bad for one reason or another? Tell me about 'em!

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560 New thread Subject 59897Carolyn-November 12
559The Volvo commercials - which make no sense and no one smiles.Carolyn-November 12
558That's a good commercial.Alan Smithee-March 28
557Upbeat tune, pleasant voice and what happens in this commercial is fun. ThereNeeka-March 26
556That is very observant of you Carolyn. ;)Neeka-February 20
555That pair deserves to fall asleep before they can enjoy whatever was causing herKen Adams-February 20
554I love the cat on the bed too.Carolyn-February 19
553This commercial makes me laugh every time I see it. [youtube video] "SNeeka-February 19
552I don't like that guy either. But, you are right - they change up the commerCarolyn-February 19
551As annoying as "Flo" is, or can be, I still appreciate Progressive forKen Adams-February 19
550On the basis of those ads I would never buy Liberty Mutual insurance.Carolyn1February 19
549Same insurance company - the young woman talking about her car, "Brad."Alan Smithee-February 19
548Yes! She is deeply annoying! Blaming the insurance company for her poor driving!Carolyn-February 19
547Agree! Hate that one myself. The one that also comes to mind is the frizzy haiKen Adams-February 19
546I hat3e, hate, hate the Otezla commercial with that woman who sticks out her tonCarolyn1February 18
545I haven't seen that one, but I will look for it. A lot of nice ads come out Carolyn-11/22/2016
544I just have to put this out there. Lost among all the LOUD, OBNOXIOUS and oftenKen Adams-11/22/2016
543Been pretty quiet around commercial complaint land lately. I have to offer thisKen Adams-8/26/2016
542Does anyone think the Geico commercial of the 2 guys lifting weights is funny? ICarolyn-2/10/2016
541It's gotten even worse. Liberty Mutual has since hired a few more bad actorsBill11/5/2016
540Cute!Carolyn-1/3/2016
539OKAY! Is anyone else sick of "Jan" in the Toyota ads these days? ThiKen Adams-12/28/2015
538Sort of an ad and surveillance tape all wrapped up in one. This Taco restaurantAlan Smithee-12/28/2015
537Yes! I have always thought that about her. Why else would she need dentures at sCarolyn-12/12/2015
536Maybe it's just me. If you encountered this babe late, in a dodgy part of tJoe Btfsplk-12/12/2015
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