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Eyes.

Is it just me, or does Sarah Jessica Parker look like a crazy robot with yellow eyes? Oh Facebook how you’ve grown so much, but your ads are still awful.

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Starburst.

Really CVS a starburst in a banner ad? Really? Are you trying to make me blind? Please tell me you didn’t pay someone to design this. And I (fingers and toes crossed) hope for your sake this starburst was not

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First.

Long long ago, the internet was an ad barren land. No dancing people telling you how you could save on your auto insurance, no before and after belly pictures and no ads letting me know Obama wants me to go

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NutriSoda.

I’ve resisted the urge to write about NutriSoda but the door-hanger I received this morning pushed me over the edge. I first noticed the advertising a month or two ago, on one lonely billboard on my way to the gym.

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Awful.

I am not a violent person. However, I would like to physically harm who ever created the pop up people that talk on websites. Dear Merchant Circle, Please disable your the popup lady who tries to sell me on your

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Bumpit.

In this time of economic crisis, are you really going to spend your money on bigger hair?  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHPYPOo-oDQ&feature=PlayList&p=ABFC3B5641F6CE5B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=38] I don’t ever want to “bump a pony” thank you very much.  Is the woman dancing at 1:48 even wearing the thing?

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Rotoscoped.

Charles Schwab commercials have been using the rotoscoping technique in their ads since about 2005. These ads have always annoyed me. I can’t stand the use of animation purely for the sake of using animation. Advertising Rules #72 – In commercials

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Creepy.

The “I lost my job but am now making a ton of money from Google” ads are blanketing Facebook.  I just thought they were annoying spam ad, then I noticed that the frankenstein hands inserted into the pictures. These ads are f’ing

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Excess.

So raise your hand if in the last few weeks you’ve noticed these ads EVERYWHERE online.  While these ads annoy me to no end, I would kill to work on this account. This is one of the few accounts that

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Recap.

You had to know it was coming…the Superbowl ad recap. BTW You can check them all out on Hulu.   Overall, Hyundai was the clear winner of the super bowl. They presented a clear and cohesive message through memorable (if

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