I don’t know about you, but every time I hear one of those fantastically annoying Freecreditreport.com commercials on TV, I go running for the mute button…
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I don’t know about you, but every time I hear one of those fantastically annoying Freecreditreport.com commercials on TV, I go running for the mute button.
If you’ve seen the commercial, you’re probably singing along in your head right now:
“They say a man should always dress for the job what he wants. So why am I dressed up like a pirate in this restaurant?”
The spots feature a young, obstensably hip young man who speaks directly to the indebted masses, strumming a guitar and singing a song that demonstrates:
a – not keeping up with your credit will turn you into a puffy-shirted food-provider.
b – Freecreditreport.com will solve all your problems, youngster!
That’s all well and good, but the jingle’s insidious melody drives me to distraction. 29 seconds worth seems like an intolerably long time.
It’s kind of like the very worst Phish song, magnified by a hundred.
Not only that, but the ad is the fifth in a series, and seems to indicate a new trend — advertisers, hoping to subvert the power of rock music to make their product seem hipper, have figured out they don’t need to pay for pre-existing songs – they can just write their own. And that’s bad news for us!
One thing is clear — whoever wrote these monstrosities sure knows his way around a hook. Here’s hoping he retires on his earnings.
What do you think? Do these Freecreditreport.com jingles drive you mad, or do you actually like them? What songs or jingles grate on your nerves?
watch the video at your own peril