You’re here because you want to do great advertising, or at least are interested in it. That’s why we’re here- to help business create positive connections and community with people who may want to buy or use their product or service-

so- low and behold, there is a site called, ready:

Commercials I Hate!

And the owner of the site says:

Hi, welcome to Commercials I Hate.
I started this site in 1997 because the advertising industry thinks we’re stupid.
Commercials assume the worst about us.
Commercials use ugly stereotypes to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
That’s nasty and insulting. Lucky for you, my reader, so am I.

Nathan Alexander

This is where you don’t want your ads to show up. Luckily, for advertisers- Nathan hasn’t fully discovered the power of web 2.0 and outside of the message boards- there are no RSS feeds.

If you start seeing inbound links to your site from his URL- you may want to consider hiring a new agency (but that would only happen if you follow our rule and have all your spots online, with complete searchable text, and a unique URL which rules out most companies).

In case you are wondering if your ad agency is presenting work that may possibly end up on “Commericals I hate”- Nathan provides a list of cliche’s to avoid here: 

Luckily none of our TV spots are on his site, and hopefully, none of yours are.

What other industry has websites like this?