21 Marketing Tactics That Only Make Us Hate the Product

With decades and decades of clever advertising beneath society's feet, it's understandable that some trends in marketing are getting a bit ... tired. Still, with the money ad execs make, you'd expect a better class of annoyances than the tripe we're getting these days.

We asked our readers to pick out the worst offenders in today's marketing trends. The winner is below, but first the runners up ...

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Entry by Edvamp

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Entry by Ted E.

Repackaging a completely common item and giving it a fancy name has worked amazingly well for the sellers of bottled water, printer ink, and HDMI cabl

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

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Entry by jazbeck

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Entry by NoTolerance

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Entry by barriss

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Entry by Phighter

In case you CRACKEDG coulan't read the disclaimer's tiny font in only Meta CLINICALLY PROVEN fifteen seconds, TO HELP YOU FEEL MUCIL. LESS HUNGRY it s

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Entry by mkad

GRICY Mixing blue and yellow paint and putting it on your product does not help the environent. HUGGIES DE erot 3 Mixing red and white paint and putti

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Entry by Matt Lovell

Cable channels squishing the credits of movies and TV shows into an unreadable box and talking over them JUST SO they can run ONE more commercial up h

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Entry by Edvamp

McDouble CRACKED CON R Two juicy allbeef patties, Only 5 states have no and a slice of cheese. sales tax, yet every Dollar Menu commercial shows the c

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Entry by LostMyName

21 Marketing Tactics That Only Make Us Hate the Product

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Entry by mkad

could The money you OO be saving. No company needs this many fucking mascots. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by DarthJay

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Entry by treendabean

In the wake of increased demand for gluten-free foods, FDA labeling guidelines changed to allow for foods that never had gluten, such as vegetables, f

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Entry by Niema

Mars symbols, extra x's, extra large products, greyscale tones, man puns, and lots of metal, tools and construc- tion-related imagery to appeal to the

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Entry by HRVA

CRACKEDo COM Going... going... gone! Plenty offood manufacturers the are cutting auh amount of food they sell us and hoping we won't notice. For examp

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Entry by dritjon

HIGHLY IRRITATING INVASIVE ADS THAT TAKE OVER THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR SCREEN AND MAKE YOU ACTUALLY HATE THEIR PRODUCT! Sin in 6 NOrn t ly# TRENDING likel

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Entry by Scott Laffey

CRACKEDCON Fancy Feast Wet Cat Food 40 for $20 3oz. Fancy Valid November -November 8 Fancy Feast Delights Feast Related Items CLLED BUNEAS LAKED Fancy

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Entry by sweetalker

These adorable cartoon characters want yOU to EAT THEM )IN SPONCE E ICREAMY'ILI Hos Twinkies 10 BA 19 92 123328 Enjoy the nightmares, Kids!

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Entry by treendabean

Take one moderately successful element from a commercial Exploit it to DEATH

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