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These Ads Get Our Vote For The Most Annoying Commercials On Financial TV

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These Ads Get Our Vote For The Most Annoying Commercials On Financial TV
Linette Lopez | Dec. 29, 2011, 12:14 PM

If you work in finance, then you’re watching Bloomberg and CNBC all day. It’s likely that you can identify all the anchors by name, and can whistle along to the theme music on all the shows.

That’s really not so bad. The horrible part is the commercials. They burrow into your brain until you can’t forget about them. The jingles end up becoming the stuff of nightmares.

Don’t feel alone because we’re watching too.

We’ve compiled the most annoying commercials on financial TV here, so that we can all commiserate together.

1. Citi’s “Accessories”: The problem here is the song. It’s just awful, and for a while, we were sure the vocalist was singing “Sombody’s mashed potatoes.” She’s not.

2. Acura’s Season of Reason, ft. Bette Midler: Bette’s a classic, there’s no denying that. So why does she sound so awful singing this strange version of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”?

3. UPS, ‘That’s Logistics”: Joe Weisenthal loves this commercial, fortunately, he was overruled by everyone else who wants to scream every time they hear it.

4. Oh, and we’re not alone in our hatred of ‘That’s Logistics’. CNBC’s Joe Kernan had a minor melt down about it on Squawk Box.

5. Itau, “The global Latin American bank”: This commercial has no music, and only features the company’s name. Yet, it manages to be supremely annoying.

6. “Invest in Georgia”: Sorry Georgia, we know you’re trying but this commercial kills us with the obvious questions and the chanting voices in the background.

“Invest in Georgia”: Sorry Georgia, we know you’re trying but this commercial kills us with the obvious questions and the chanting voices in the background.

7. Align, Balance: It’s a commercial about probiotic yogurt. ’nuff said.

8. HP, Let Me Entertain You ft. Lea Michele: We’re 95% sure no one on Wall Street cares about Glee, but because of this commercial they probably know and hate it.

9. BONUS: There are good commercials. We absolutely love the Grand Prospect Hall ad. It makes our dreams come true.

10. This stuff was annoying, but there’s also pure craziness on financial TV. Like this…

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2 thoughts on “These Ads Get Our Vote For The Most Annoying Commercials On Financial TV

  1. I think when it comes to advertising, the main point is to be “remembered”. Although I would hope that Bette’s “off-key” singing was done on purpose, this commercial ended up being one of the few advertising successes of the year. It got our attention, it held our interest, and it generated a lot of buzz. In that regard, what more could you ask for? I hope Bette was paid handsomely for being the talk of the town–now, if I could only afford an Acura!

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