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Worst Radio Ads of 2012

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You would never know there's a recession going on by listening to commercial radio in 2012. Car dealership ads were exceeded only by home remodeling and bank ads. In fact, if unemployment is really going down, it's probably all the contactors trying to "repipe" and "weatherproof" our homes. Nor were "sexual performance" ads as prevalent as in 2011--maybe all the men are out buying cars.


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The Discover Card became a new entrant in the funny ad category. Netflix' seems to have suspended its hilarious mock quiz show ads in which contestants anticipate the hosts' questions ("If you multiply...?"/"The square root of 36!"/ "Correct!") in 2012. And Geico replaced its inimitable satirical ads with an unfunny, blathering   Englishman who never goes away. Why?

 

But there were also more wolves-in-sheep-clothing in the public service announcement (PSA) category. Big Pharma continues to pass off its ads as for the public good and radio stations continue to fall for the ruse.

 

Here are some early dubious radio awards for 2012.

 

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 

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