Bad Ads or Good Ads?
It is a lot easier to count the good ones. Just using one hand for a day!
Go ahead and count...we'll wait. Don't forget to count magazine
ads, banner ads, radio ads, faxed ads, junk mail,
telemarketing calls, TV commercials, ads before movies,
product placements, billboards, and spam, spam, spam,
Surprised at the number you came up with? Don't be.
Advertising has become so common that it's now the
background noise to our lives. But in their effort to get us to buy
their products and services, advertisers are becoming more
and more intrusive. The result: Our entire life experience is
being shaped by companies looking to part us from our cash.
Advertisers are taking advantage of every space, every
moment in our lives to ask for our moneyeven while we get
married or give birth. (No joke. You'll find information about
these things on this site.)
You can complain to your friends about having to watch
commercials after you've shelled out eight bucks for a movie
ticket or having to stare at a Calvin Klein ad while doing your
thing at the urinal. But the only way to stop these things is by
taking a few minutes to give advertisers a piece of your mind.
This site makes it easy. Click on a form of intrusive advertising
that really bugs you, and you'll see an article about it. The
"Slam Bad Ads!" sidebar lists easy steps you can take and
supplies all the information you'll needlike links to the
advertisers' online feedback forms and contact information for
the Better Business Bureau and your local media. We even
have instructions on how to write a complaint letter. How much
easier could it be? (Heck, we'd come over there and put the
pen in your hand for you, but we have jobs.) Just remember
that the small effort you make on this site today will go a long
way towards the day when you can move three feet without
being bombarded with ads.
Reprinted with permission from Bad Ads