Top Ten Most Annoying Forms of Advertising

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.

What bother me the most is that for instance you're looking some musicclips at YouTube ( and that's pure for pleasure ) you get suddenly ads for looking a job.

They're always at the sides of a webpage, above and below web articles, or popping up out of nowhere.

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

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.

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!

3 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!

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.

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

They are the reason I am never happy.

4 Spam/Junk Mail

This counts towards both online and snail mail.

Quit sending me spam Gmail!

5 Telemarketers

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

Soon to be history if the telecom companies block them...I'm not holding my breath!

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.

Especially the ones for animal shelters and medicstions. They're so long and boring!

Car commercials are terrible, end of story.

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

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.

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

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!

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!

10 In-Video YouTube ads

Especially if a second ad pops up without warning.

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

The Contenders
11 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).

12 Clickbait Ads

"Your PC is infected with 3 viruses! "

13 Go Compare Singing Ad
14 Big Donation Site Logo on the Video or Art
15 Advertising Parasols
16 Sponsored Videos
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