Top Ten Most Annoying Forms of Advertising

BKAllmighty
Advertising is everywhere. Whether you like it or not it's something that will never go away. No matter how "consumer friendly" or "here for you" a company says it is, at the end of the day all they want is your money. It's the cold, hard, cash... I mean... truth. These are the most annoying tactics companies come up with to shove their product or service in your face.

The Top Ten

1 Online Ads

To be honest, as long as I can close out of these ads, it doesn't bother me. The only ads that are on my "My Pet-Peeves List" are click-bait and ads that are impossible to close out of.

Oh, the irony of looking at one now... - PositronWildhawk

Pop up ads, write down the company and never buy from them ever.

Like the ellen ads or dr oz ads right next to this - Yatagarasu

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2 Forward Store Clerks

This has to be the most annoying thing on this list. Shopkeepers who HAVE to give those cue-card greetings, HAVE to ask you if you need assistance when you obviously don't, and HAVE to walk you through the store like you're a 2 year old with no idea of how anything works. Oh, and they often HAVE to offer you their points card (a lot of them won't stop talking even when you say "no thank you") or stand by the entrance with flyers and try to get your attention when you're obviously not interested.

That was a big rant, I know (and I know these people are being told to do this by their stupid CEOs who know nothing about social etiquette), but I really hate shopping for this reason. - BKAllmighty

These make me so anxious! Or booth people who will just not leave you alone? I either feel guilty and buy something I don't need, or I become a jerk and run away. So uncomfortable! - keycha1n

3 Spam/Junk Mail

This counts towards both online and snail mail. - BKAllmighty

Totally a waste of time and can relate to click-bait in a way! -.-

Quit sending me spam Gmail! - Skullkid755

Ugh I hate that SPAM SPAM SPAM! - MusicalPony

4 Pre-Video Ads

I'm glad my YouTube doesn't have ads (its not an official app, since my phone doesn't carry it, I don't know if that's okay or not.. But it works really well! ). Before, I'd be tearing my hair our if I saw an ad and I was really anxious to see the video! - keycha1n

This one is a spin-off of 'Online Advertisements' because it's a whole 'nother level of annoying. - BKAllmighty

You have to play a little bit of a game before the x pops up

Its unbelievably annoying when you go to show some one a video and a 30 second ad shows up but it happens to be the one you can't skip. so you have the most awkward thirty seconds you have ever had. just not saying any thing and blankly staring at them but by the time the ad ends you either 1.forget what the videos about or 2.can't be bothered to watch the video and then you go and do something else.

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5 Telemarketers

I want to save my social patience for people I want to talk to. Harsh, but true. - keycha1n

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6 Television Commercials

Would you like some television show with your ads? The show is basically a side dish to the main course of attorney and Fibre One ads these days. - BKAllmighty

Attempts at making amusing ads that become totally unamusing on the third airing

Car commercials are terrible, end of story. - SwagFlicks

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7 Door-to-Door Salesmen

Thank goodness this tactic is almost dead. Before internet, this was one of the only ways to bring product knowledge (if you can call it that) to the home. And to be honest it was probably just as annoying as online ads. - BKAllmighty

To them, I'd say, I've got a door, so beat it. - PositronWildhawk

Ah! Saleman! Haha!

8 Billboards

I'm talking about those dang lit-up ones. Once the advertising starts to involuntarily distract drivers, that's when I get mad! - BKAllmighty

9 Newspaper Ads

I don't really read the newspaper but when I look at one I notice how little of the actual news is even on the page! - BKAllmighty

10 Radio Commercials

These are similar, in nature, to television commercials. Only they're exclusively audio and always boring (at least television ads can be funny). - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11 Go Compare Singing Ad
12 In-Video YouTube ads

I'm watching a video, suddenly, an ad in the MIDLE of the video pops up!

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1. Forward Store Clerks
2. Online Ads
3. Pre-Video Ads
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1. Spam/Junk Mail
2. Telemarketers
3. Television Commercials
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