How do you figure? The purpose of the ad is to get people to remember the product, and here we are discussing it on a nationally-popular message board. Looks like the ads are working better than they could have planned. This will show up in Google searches, after all…
I’ve quit watching plenty of shows due to incessant ads. That’s what the remote control is for. Push that big power button and the TV goes black.
But still the PTB should be better able to space these ads out so you don’t see the same one repeatedly. Or at least make varying ones. If I never see Flo the insurance chick again it will be too soon. Or the Geico gecko, for that matter.
If I understand the OP correctly, it’s not the same commercial every commercial break – it’s the same commercial repeating in a loop. So, if a 30 second commercial, it means the same commercial has been playing for half an hour at the time of the OP. VOW, I assume they got it fixed eventually, what was the final count?
One of the local stations has an occasional problem on their news broadcasts where the Closed Captioning will be just an endless stream of “test test test test…” It amazes me that there is nobody in the control room that notices.
It was at least 20 minutes of the same damned commercial! I think I got the count up to 61, and my husband was annoyed at my counting out loud, so he changed the channel.
This wasn’t streaming, or an independent or a cable channel. This was midday news on ABC! Granted, the last 20 to 30 minutes of the news hour is typically reports of local “human interest crap,” but still! I’m sure there were stories that the production staff had worked on, and then of course, OTHER advertisers who had paid for their spots during that timeframe.
More than just a big “oopsie,” I’m sure somebody got the axe.
Same one over and over? That is some sort of broadcast operations error, especially if it’s in the middle of a live news show. Normally everything is run by computer, so there must be some sort of glitch. I doubt anyone got fired. I heard something similar on my local news radio station…half of a commercial, over and over and over. Computers glitch. It happens. The station probably lost all the other commercials that were supposed to air doing the broadcast and will have to make them up at a later time. That’s lost revenue.
*ivylass, 20 year veteran of live sports cable network.