I listen to a lot of internet radio (Spotify and Pandora) at my job. Here is a list of internet radio ads that I hear multiple times a day and make me want to throw something. I’d love to keep adding to this list, except for some reason they’ve determined that a person who listens to musicals, bluegrass, 50’s music, Green Day, and Ella Fitzgerald only really needs to hear the following advertisements. Over and over and over.
– The ad about how UTIs are really painful. If it were a short ad it would be okay, but the anti-UTI lobby ponied up for 30 second ad space. (also, anti ootee, hehe)
– I don’t even know what this ad is about because I can tune most of it out up until the girl sees a kitten and screeches “GOOCHI GOOCHI COO!!!”
– The ad that has some pretty decent music and I start bobbing my head and get all excited that I might have discovered a new band/song only to find out that it was a jingle. And then I feel like a tool.
And the fricken WORST ad where I actually rip the headphones out of my head:
– The horrible ad about getting a flu shot because you could infect your baby, which is accompanied by the constant sound of an infant violently coughing that gets louder and louder as the ad goes on. I don’t even have a baby and I become panicked.
For all you (talented) out-of-work writers out there, do everyone a favor. Stuff your dreams of glory deep deep inside. Please Join an ad agency and save us.