Adverts that make you want to smash your radio up.

Adverts that make you want to smash your radio up.

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Jenny Tailor

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1,022 posts

14 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Not sure we have this. ( Mods - please delete if there is an existing thread.)
Inspired by ( not a complete ripoff of course) of the thread of the same name but TV adverts.

After being WFH for the last couple of years - in the last couple of months I've had to spend a lot of time driving to client sites.
Listening to commercial radio to help pass the miles - there are some really horrific cringe ads on there.

To the tune of 2001 A space oddessy. (Also sprach Zarathustra) being screeched out very badly"
Experian : "Boost....your..... credit score....... to... SPACE.."


What else is out there that makes you want to smash your radio up? ( or just change the station to commercial free )

BadOrangePete

254 posts

21 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Forget the company but the betting one that rams Sweet Caroline down my ears every ad break! Used to love that song but overuse in ads/football has ruined it for me

Nickp82

2,750 posts

70 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I know it’s bad but I can’t stand the current ones for B&Q (I think) which feature the voice of a lady who can’t pronounce her r’s.

RicksAlfas

12,044 posts

221 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Jenny Tailor said:
To the tune of 2001 A space oddessy. (Also sprach Zarathustra) being screeched out very badly"
Experian : "Boost....your..... credit score....... to... SPACE.."
That one makes me laugh. Boost your score... hyperspace... boost you score!!! biggrin

My current annoyance is Leigh Day solicitors claiming for Amazon drivers, or diesel emissions, or falling off your dining room chair, or anything else they can think of. punch

peklim

52 posts

78 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Agree that the Experian advert is awful!My current pet hates are the Harry Rednapp betting ad,the Philip Schofield WBAC ad & that Vodaphone women,although I haven't heard her for some time.Maybe I need to be more tolerant of annoying voices.

wpa1975

3,404 posts

91 months

Wednesday 11th May
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On the beech just so stupid to be using a xmas song to advertise holiday's

Deranged Rover

1,721 posts

51 months

Wednesday 11th May
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I'm firmly of the opinion that there is no such thing as a radio advert that isn't annoying but, if you're in the South of England, all the adverts for Ringwood Tyres set a whole new bar for agony-inducing.

LukeBrown66

2,236 posts

23 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Local radio companies charging companies no doubt serious money to come up with jingles that try and be memorable, but just end up sounding really naff, poor and try hard!

deckster

7,384 posts

232 months

Wednesday 11th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
Local radio companies charging companies no doubt serious money to come up with jingles that try and be memorable, but just end up sounding really naff, poor and try hard!
Local advertising peaked in the mid-80s for me. "After the show, why not visit the Sultan Curry House, just ten minutes from this cinema". Accompanied by wobbly music and a blurry photo that might have been a plate of poppadums. Sheer class.

generationx

4,553 posts

82 months

Thursday 12th May
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Jenny Tailor said:
To the tune of 2001 A Space Odyssey. (Also sprach Zarathustra) being screeched out very badly"
Experian : "Boost....your..... credit score....... to... SPACE.."
I came here for exactly this. Christ, it's awful.

WIL35

508 posts

187 months

Thursday 12th May
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All the Transport for London ones are very irritating. Anyway, I thought TfL were strapped for cash. They shouldn't be wasting it on dimwitted ads telling me 'every journey matters' and interrupting my Greatest Hits Radio listening! mad

Louis Balfour

22,654 posts

199 months

Thursday 12th May
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Pretty much any on Jazz FM.

80% of them are about cancer of one type or another. Of the remaining 20%, a few months ago they were running ads for a company supplying prosthetic limbs for children. I kid you not.

They are also mostly voiced in a Scottish accent. All Scottish people are trustworthy, see.


DavieW

514 posts

85 months

Thursday 12th May
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Louis Balfour said:
Pretty much any on Jazz FM.

80% of them are about cancer of one type or another. Of the remaining 20%, a few months ago they were running ads for a company supplying prosthetic limbs for children. I kid you not.

They are also mostly voiced in a Scottish accent. All Scottish people are trustworthy, see.
In a similar vein - Planet Rock (and I assume their sister stations) seem to have nothing but mobile phone networks and "sell your car" adverts.

Punctilio

8 posts

Saturday 14th May
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they all sound ghastly,

try BBC radio, no ads, apart from their own tedious promos.

cuprabob

11,055 posts

191 months

Tuesday
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The woman with the strange annoying voice who does the Vodaphone adverts has been mentioned a few times on the TV advert thread however, earlier today I heard her in a new radio advert and she has turned up a few notches. It actually sounds painful smile