linkIt seems like ages ago that we first asked you to tell us which commercials were getting under your skin. And you responded by the thousands! We "took it seriously" and painstakingly whittled your suggestions down to the final nominees for our first ever Worst Ad In America Awards. And now, with more than 100 000 votes counted in our completely unscientific poll, we have a clear winner (or is it loser?) -- Staples' "Wow! That's a Low Price!" commercial.
With just over 30% of the vote, the winning ad, featuring the loudest, most enthusiastic, downright spastic Staples shopper ever, edged out Quiznos' cavalcade of costumed, singing animals (28.6%). It goes to show that the mere presence of kittens will always sway some voters.
Two early front-runners, Honda's Mr. Opportunity and Progressive Insurance's Flo campaigns, finished a distant third (18.7%) and fourth (15.5%) respectively. Meanwhile, the least ostensibly offensive ad of the bunch, State Farm's chummy, raven-haired insurance buddy, brought up the rear with only 7.1% of the vote.
See detailed results for all categories here. ...