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 ...

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

Entry by NoTolerance

CRACKEDGOM SO NOW WE'RE SHOWING TRAILERS FOR THE TRAILER? WORLD TRAILER PREMIERE TERMINATL G E n S y 5 BONUS GRIPE: STOP INTENTIONALLY MISSPELLING WOR

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

Entry by LostMyName

21 Marketing Tactics That Only Make Us Hate the Product

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

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

Entry by treendabean

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

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