What’s up with the advertising today? Its snotty, snide, insulting, downright nasty. How can being nasty be good advertising? Every time I hear the nastiness it makes me avoid that product. If the commercial goes out of its way to be nasty, it makes me wonder about the business ethics of those who run the business.
Some commercials are cute or fun. There’s one advertising car insurance and it shows two presidential lookalikes racing limos–funny! Improbable, but funny. The gecko is okay, so is the chihuahua. What I don’t dig are nasty little brats who get goodies by acting nasty. People being put down and criticized just do not give happy feelings. Okay, how about the food ads (much shorter than commercials, right?) that feature either the two morons or the bickering married couple? The way they gripe with one another makes me wonder why they hang out together. Not a very good way to advertise good tasting food. Show the food more, forget the grouchiness! People spend more money when they feel good. Grouchiness or nastiness AIN’T gonna do it for me. That’s my grouchiness talking here.