Do You Pay Attention to TV Ads?

Philippines
September 20, 2009 8:00pm CST
I spend less time on TV since I am busy most of the day... the only time i get to watch TV is at 7PM for the one hour national news... and 8:00-8:30ppm for my favorite opera... but in between that... when they show the adverts, I get up and so other things..like keep the table...turn on the dryer... make quick phone calls... I find it amazing how some people could even memoriza some adverts I have idea of... and i realized that i do not really pay much attention to them like some people do... how about you?
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I do pay attention to them eventually after either hearing or seeing them. Sometimes I won't be in the same room as the t.v., most likely I'm on mylot! lol. Some if not most of them are really just silly so that's one reason why unless there played constantly, or are of some interest to me I don't worry about them. A lot of them have jingles, so those can be catchy and hard to get out of one's head! lol!
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• Philippines
21 Sep 09
true... we find ourselves singing or humming hte jingles sometimes... and of those that are the corniest!.lolz! but i guess people who makes the adverts do know how to catch our attentions... that's their job
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Yes, it sure is there job! I'm sure they have to work even harder with the world's economy the way it is! lol! Some jingles even last for years... People Singing them EVEN!
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I mostly hear commercials in the background while I'm doing other things. So I can usually hum a jingle without even knowing what the product is. There is this one stupid jingle, Do do, do do a dollop...It's a commercial for Daisy sour cream. That jingle has gotten into my head so many times. I seem to notice it a lot on HGTV (I guess their target demographic are people who watch HGTV).
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
21 Sep 09
I am always well prepared like the proverbial boy scout for whenever the commercials come on I am armed with a Suduko book to work away on, I listen to the commercials but I don't look at them, unless I hear something interesting, but with commercials that's probably 1-5% of the time LOL! I like commercials for the simple reason that it gives you time to make a cuppa or skip to the loo without missing any crucial part! Or if I am upstairs I will lay on the bed watching television as soon as the commercials come on I walk over to my desk and see if I have any interesting emails to look at! So they do serve their purpose, albeit most of them are boring!
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
Hi there my friend wolfie!!! lolz..you're right...it's when the adverts are shown that we can get back to the things we're doing... like chores...etc... i hate how adverts are shown longer than the movie itself. grrrrrrrr.........
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
21 Sep 09
no, i don't pay alot of attention to them because i think most of them are extremely silly. I like the ones w/kids but haven't seen too many of those lately. I'm like u i get up to do whatever i need to do when the commercials are on. Have a great Monday.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi antiquelady... yeah..it's only during when adverts are shown that we can get back to the chores..lolz...... thanks for dropping by... happy mylotting to yah!
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I don't most of the time but there are some of them that catch my attention. I like the ones from Sonic. They usually get my attention because they are funny.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi there Jen!!! yeah funny adverts are the ones worth watching lolz!!!! there are a few adverts that does catch my attention... they are well thought of.. the rest...I dont mind..they're lame...
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
21 Sep 09
It all depends on the advert. I do the same as you. During the adverts, I get up to finish some chores. That way, I'm not behind with my housework, nor I'm behind what I'm watching on TV.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi trixy! yea I do want to get a lot of things done before the day ends... so in between my fave show i get up and squeeze in some of the chores...adverts take up muc of my tv time... and they tend to show more adverts than the movie itself....
@mzz663 (2773)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I usually don't pay attention to the commercials unless it's during the superbowl (and I only watch that if the Steelers are in it!) Otherwise I am just listening to the TV while doing something else. If I'm watching something I get up during commercials and do something around the house.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Before I got my computer,I watched alot more television. And when the commercials would come on that is when I would take the time to do a little cleaning while they were on then sit back down to watch my show till the next commercial. It always worked out well unless it was one of those commercial free shows. And my house probably stayed cleaner then it does know..although I will do a little on my computer and then do 5 minutes cleaning..takes me longer to clean since sometimes I forget and get carried about mylotting or something else.
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
hi mt...! lolz... I used to watch more tv before too... I think my TV time had compteted with my mylot time... i only turn it on when i need to watch the news.... mylot is a lot better anyway
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Mylot is a great place but we all do need the occasional break from it. I know I take a few breaks in a month when I get overwhelmed and end up reading books which I enjoy.
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
yea... I know... my earnings the other day was $00.00 lolz........ but it's okay... I am qualified for the payout already...
• Romania
21 Sep 09
i dont really watch tv anymore, but when i do and the add kick in, it's the best time for me to check what's on other channels:)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi there self!! welcome to myLot!!! hope you'll like it here! lolz... you do not get up at all even when the adverts are on... just like my bro..his TV time is so precious... he is all glued to the couch once he sits and turns on the TV!
• Romania
21 Sep 09
hehe, so it seems..the 2-3 hours/week are very precious to me:)) And thanks for the welcome:D
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• Philippines
21 Sep 09
that happens when we get so busy...! see more of you around!
@K46620 (1994)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Nope, except the GEICO commercials
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
hi K$...what is the GEICO commercial?
@K46620 (1994)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Here they are: http://www.geico.com/about/commercials/
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Sep 09
Hi lady gold, I also spend little time on TV. I like three TV serials. Those I usually watch. Some TV adverts attract me.Those are really funny.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Sep 09
So many responses. It's a record.Lady gold you are lucky indeed.
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
what am I called patofgold for???lolz... thanks for the response bhan.... i truly appreciate it... happy mylotting...and thanks a lot for always comng by my discussions!
@celticeagle (123444)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 09
Yes, I can watch them while working and not see or understand what i am seeing. There are a few cute ones. Not many. I usually have the buds in my ears and am just watching it from time to time. The ole company ya know.
@celticeagle (123444)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 09
Ya, I might glance at it, even watch part of it, but if asked I probably would know anything about it because I am not really paying attention.
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
no i do not...it is boring and they repeat agian and again... they are sometimes corny too.
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
true..they tend to be repititive... but that's their marketing trick or something...
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hello patofgold! I am able to watch TV at night also. Because I am out of the house the whole day. It's my usual time to relax. Sometimes, I am in front of the PC while watching TV, so when it is commercial time, my focus would be on the computer. But when I am just sitting, and just watching the TV I am able to watch the adverts. And yes, sometimes I enjoy watching it and memorize some of it especially if my son likes the commercial. happy mylotting!
@tinam13 (839)
• United States
27 Sep 09
tv - a tv set
No, I do not, but if you pay attention to them, you'll realize how many of them you have memorized just by hearing them. Commercials are designed to stick with your brain so that when you go shopping you'll have them in your mind. Usually the songs are really catchy or they are showing you an amazing "DEAL" or something. I hate commercials, they are really annoying. I memorize things really easily and when I'm watching TV with my brother or something a commercial might come on and I'll start singing the words of the song. My brother always tells me I watch too much TV because I know some of the songs....I thought about it though and that's not true, I actually barely watch TV. At the most like an hour and a half to two hours a day because I'm usually pretty busy.
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
When the commercial is on I usually change the channel and look for something interesting to watch. But if the commercial is new I watched it. Sometimes its so irritating because the commercial is longer that what I'm watching. I often forgot that I'm watching something at all.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I don't watch commercials. I have to have cable tv or I would get no reception even with a converter box. The upside to this is that I have TiVO and I record everything I watch. Then I just skip the commercials. I refuse to be force-fed the message of consumerism!
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
I hear a great deal about Tivo... we don't have that here but wow.....sounds very coolllll!
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Ironic that you brought this up. I pay so little attention to the tv. My daughter had it on tonite and I was on the computer. My daughter is 15. For whatever reason I glanced up and saw a Toy Story Character. I jokingly commented..."so you are still into toy story?" She responded with....Mom...have you been drinking? I was insulted and she could not understand why. The tv is background noise for me.
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
lolz...sid.... I guess we have outgrown TV... and the thing is...since I joined mylot..I have been watching less TV.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
21 Sep 09
well it depends, if it seems to be catchy or my kids ask me to watch it (they are older so its not because they want me to buy something) i will watch it, but generally i read (really!) or get up and walk around (not necessarily to the kitchen for a snack either!)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hi cher... most adverts tend to be more appealing to kids... especially the ones with jingles........ I guess I was like that wehn I was little too... i just have outgrown them i guess...
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Most of the time I don't.....I watch very little TV...but there is one on right now that I stop and watch.....it's a bulldog that is skateboarding through the living room.....first his owner says take it outside buddy then you see the dog riding the skateboard.....I think its awesome!
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
hello there jill! oh yeah...there are some adverts that do catch our attention... most adverts are lame...so I admire those than can come up with unique ones...