There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about what exactly constitutes a “family” in a time when people can have deeply felt connections with those they’ve never met while simultaneously having no meaningful relationships with their kin in the next room. But regardless of how they define familial relations, Consumerist readers have resoundingly let it be known that there were two advertising families that they wanted nothing to do with in 2014. [More]
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With 2014 in sight, it’s time to look back on the worst TV ads of the last year. We watch enough crap here in the Consumerist batcave to come up with our own suggestions, but we want to give our readers a chance to vent about the commercials that drove them crazy in 2013. [More]
Last week, we asked you to start nominating the baddest badvertisers around for Consumerist’s Third Annual Worst Ad In America Awards, and you quickly responded with hundreds of comments and e-mails. But even if you missed that post, there are still four days left to vent your hatred.
With the exception of a handful of arguably entertaining commercials — and even those tend to grate over time — TV commercials are the bane of a TV watcher’s time in front of the boob tube. This is why we invent technology to skip over ads, or mute buttons to quiet them, or sudoku games to play while they are on. It’s also why Consumerist is announcing its third-annual Worst Ad In America awards!
For the second year in a row, we asked you, the readers of Consumerist to nominate and vote on the worst ads airing on American TVs. And after more than 115,000 votes, you have made it quite clear which commercial deserves the dishonor of being labeled the Absolute Worst Ad In America — Luvs Diapers’ “Poop, There It Is!”
UPDATE: Polls have now closed. Results will be announced Monday. Thanks to everyone who voted!
More than 100,000 votes have already been counted in this year’s Worst Ad In America awards but some of the races are still separated by less than 1%. So make sure to get your votes in now — or forever hit your fast-forward button!
You told us which TV ads annoy you the most, now it’s time to select the worst of the worst!
Yesterday, we announced this year’s slate of nominees for the Worst Ad In America awards, and among the TV spots slugging it out for the title of Absolute Worst Ad is one that appears to be for the Samsung Infuse 4G… or so you might think.
For the second year in a row, we asked you to tell us which TV commercials get on your last nerve, and you didn’t hold back. After sifting through hundreds of comments and e-mails, we’ve finally whittled down all those annoying ads to the elite few worthy of recognition in the Second Annual Consumerist Worst Ad In America Awards.
The nomination period for this year’s Worst Ad In America Awards was supposed to have ended last Friday, and even though you’ve nominated hundreds of bad ads, we’ve decided to extend the nomination period through the end of this week in order to flesh out some of the possible new categories.
Last year, we asked readers to nominate and vote in our first ever Worst Ad In America awards, and more than 100,000 of you responded, selecting Staples’ grating “Wow! That’s a low price!” shout-fest as the commercial that most got on your nerves. But while that abomination appears to have vanished into memory, plenty of new contenders for the crown have popped up.
Of all the ads nominated by Consumerist readers for the title of Worst Holiday Ad of 2010, the Hyundai spots featuring Pomplamoose have been the most vociferously defended in the comments. Alas, it looks like the spots still had enough detractors to push Hyundai into the winner’s circle.
Last week, we asked you to vent your frustrations by nominating the most annoying, repetitive holiday-themed commercials of the year, and we heard you loud and clear.
‘Tis the season to be jolly… Unless you’ve got to sit through hours and hours of the same holiday-themed commercials over and over again.