Monday, December 13, 2010

I Need To Stop Yelling At The Television

If anyone besides me should read this blog I'd like to explain a few things. The first is that most commercials make me very angry. I think about the guys in fancy suits who get paid really well to come up with these concepts and then manage to fail on every level. They don't make the product seem appealing, the commercial doesn't make sense and I usually don't get told anything about the product. These are all things people have pointed out before, I'm not claiming to be blazing new trails. I'm mostly writing this so I stop yelling at my TV whenever a really bad commercial comes on.

Also, I understand that advertisements have a lot of exaggeration and "humor" and that they aren't meant to be taken literally. I don't care. If you don't want someone taking your silly idea to its horrible extreme then maybe think about the concept for more than two seconds. I should probably also mention that I have no degree or any formal training in the fields of advertising or public relations. So, I'm kind of talking out of my ass here.

Lastly, despite the name of the blog, some commercials I talk about will be for stuff I have bought and enjoyed.