Each day as we surf the web, we are inundated with many different forms of advertising. Most often, these advertisements simply drift away and we never think of them again. However, there are those ads that, no matter how hard we try, we simply cannot forget. Lacking humor, logic, and design, these terrible advertisements seem to haunt our dreams. In fact, several of these terrible pieces of online advertising have become infamous due to their pervasiveness. We at PSN felt something had to be done.
Therefore, (drum roll…) People Search News is Proud to Present:
The Top 5 Most Annoying Internet Advertisements of All-Time
- “She Married Him” (Classmates.com): Whether you are playing fantasy sports, booking a hotel, or reading your email, you are bound to see it. “She Married Him” features a supposedly mismatched couple who were complete opposites in high school yet have found true love with each other since then. Amazingly, their love has also spawned seven children. Upon viewing this ad, we are left to ponder many complex questions including:
Was anyone actually alarmed when they found out that these two are together? How much hair gel is the “hunk” wearing? Is the “nerd” supposed to be Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie? We may never know the answers to these burning questions. However, as long as we have an internet connection, we will surely see this annoying ad.
- “Mortgage Dancing Guy” (LowerMyBills.Com): This ad boggles the mind by how random it is. First, you have the terms of a mortgage listed in the ad. Next, you throw in a dancing silhouette of what appears to be Arsenio Hall. Finally, you add some frantic animation. It doesn’t get much more annoying than this.
- “Celebrity Trivia” (GiftFreebies.com and multiple Web sites): “Who is this Singer?” “Who is Britney dating?” “Name this Wrestler.” The markers of these celebrity trivia ads assume that most Internet users are very excited about being able to answer some pretty simple trivia questions. Basically, they think that we always enjoy feeling smart. Wait a sec, I do know that name of the new Die Hard movie. They may just be right.
- “Dance Mania” (LowerMyBills.Com): This lovely ad features some text about mortgage rates and two ladies in full dance mode. Are they “Pop, Lock and Dropin’?” It is hard to be sure exactly what dance moves these ladies are executing because the dance action stops abruptly. What happens next? Ooh, the drama.
- “Raging Bull” (Low.com): We don’t know about you, but when we think about refinancing homes, an enraged bull comes to mind. Is this bull, a metaphor for the financial status of home-owning Americans or an appeal to P.E.T.A. members? Sadly, we probably will never know the advertiser’s intent here.
In order to avoid such marketing disasters, it is recommended that you hire an internet marketing company for your marketing process. This will help you in launching a successful marketing campaign that will surely give a huge boost to your online traffic and sales.