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TV ad yes/no

approve/dissaprove of TV advertiesements
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I notice that there are many advertisements on TV that suck. REALLY suck.

I'm not sure how they made it onto the air, but all they do is inspire people to hate whatever company or product they sell.

This is an all-around loss. People dont like to watch the commercials, which decreases the viewer count of the network they play on, companies don't profit from it because their advertising dollars go to inspiring rage against them, and people dont like it becasue bad commercials suck.

So the idea is that TV remotes could be outfitted with an "approve" and "dissaprove" button, to signal whenther or not the viewer like what they see. A good commercial gets "approve", and a bad one gets "dissaprove". The results from any viewers that choose to vote are sent to the cable company, who periodically sells said results to the corporations, creating what is in effect a huge market research group

This way, bad advertisements will quickly be taken off the air, and everyone wins!

CoffeeBreak, Jun 22 2003

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       I like this idea, I'm just worried that people in general already don't like to watch commercials, they usually change the channel or mentally tune out; so it seems the results from ads would be like 1% approve, 1% disapprove, 98% didn't reply. There should be some incentive for every one you do, since the ad companies already spend millions on advertising. How about a nickel for every click?
xercyn, Jun 22 2003

       Doesn't Tivo do something like this?
snarfyguy, Jun 23 2003

       // 1% approve, 1% disapprove, 98% didn't reply //
I disagree -- I'd be specifically searching for TV ads, now, just so that I could tell them I disapprove.
phundug, Jun 23 2003

       The concept of ad suckiness is dependent on your perspective. Even if it irritates you as a viewer, it probably increases your awareness of the brand/ product/ service. So from the point of view of the advertiser, it is a good advert. I suspect that "will the viewers like it" is, at best, a criteria secondary to "will it help us sell?" in the admen's minds.
my face your, Jun 23 2003

       Surely the solution here is to switch the TV off?
saker, Jun 23 2003

       Tivo and similar products now allow advertisers to see when viewers are skipping theirs ads.
DrCurry, Jun 23 2003


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