Irritating ads - do you buy the product or not?

@pilbara (1436)
February 28, 2007 5:33am CST
From what I've been told irritating ads are made that way deliberately to get you to remember the product so that you are more likely to buy it. I don't know about other people, but if I find an ad to be extremely annoying then I make a conscious decision to boycott that product. Do irritating ads have that effect on you or do you just ignore them? Not that I would ever need this product but my current pet hate is for a quit smoking patch where a large group of people are following a guy with the patch constantly asking how he feels. If anything like that happened in real life I bet that he would actually deck some of them.
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@tinam13 (839)
• United States
10 Mar 07
no, but it does like brainwash u or something. it really makes u think about it a lot.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
11 Mar 07
Yes I think they expect that the irritating nature will cause you to remember the product without remembering the cause, but I consciously choose to remember that it was irritating and avoid that product.