'What’s the most annoying financial advert?' poll discussion



  • sdf
    sdf Forumite Posts: 6 Forumite
    I would like to see the fat opera singer being savaged by starved meerkats. Now THAT would be priceless...
  • Reenyroo
    Reenyroo Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    I can't STAND the GoCompare ad's.. as soon as I hear that blo*dy music I have to switch over.. I agree with those that have said thank God for Sky Plus, where you can forward the ads!

    The Halifax one is pretty dire too, but none of the others come close to Go Compare..!
  • maireadd
    maireadd Forumite Posts: 3 Newbie
    Can't believe Lloyds awful animated with terrible pipers-type music doesn't make this list - I have to turn the sound down.:mad::mad::mad:
  • fluffnutter
    fluffnutter Forumite Posts: 23,179 Forumite
    The one with Paul Whitehouse saying 'Green Army!' makes me want to punch people. We have sh!tty local radio on in my office, and I have to listen to him saying it about 965 times a day. I don't even know what it's advertising! :mad:
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  • Tarry
    Tarry Forumite Posts: 11,195 Forumite
    edited 11 February 2010 at 7:47PM
    Compare the meerkat vs compare the market, but that's due to the advert being on repeat once whilst feeling really really sick going to Ireland :D Everytime I hear it I'm reminded of feeling ill :D
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  • neville72
    neville72 Forumite Posts: 12 Forumite
    Boring fact of the day: Did you know that the man going down the waterslide in the Barclaycard advert is Jason off Gavin and Stacey
  • shaz22
    shaz22 Forumite Posts: 48 Forumite
    Presumably all these financial institutions have paid some PR company an extortionate amount of money to irritate everyone while getting their message across? Memo to Halifax: "I see your irritating ad and I'm willing to throw you some better ideas for probably half what that radio presenting one cost." It won't cost you "Gold" at any rate!
  • sierrakilo
    sierrakilo Forumite Posts: 24
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    The Halifax one is just awful......a clear winner in this poll for me.
  • kerri_gt
    kerri_gt Forumite Posts: 11,202
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    I love aleksandr orlov, though do find the latest installment less amusing - they seem to have lost the cute comedy from it.

    Go Compare is a total rip of using words that rhyme (the radio adverts are the worst) just like 'compare the market.com...compare the meerkat.com)

    Coming a close second though is the awful Halifax radio Gold one.....dear me, it's so dull and just not funny. The joke is so bad I keep expecting the tumleweed to blow through my living room when no one laughs....sad thing is, someone got paid oodles of cash to come up with that and even worse, someone somewhere thought 'YEAH! WHAT A GREAT IDEA'
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  • kerri_gt
    kerri_gt Forumite Posts: 11,202
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    shaz22 - I'll join you on coming up with something far less irritating for less money... if I did my job that badly as whatever advertising exec did for this...I'd be sacked!
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