Categories Consumerism The AMEX ads are freaking me out Post date Mon 7 December 2009 5 Comments on The AMEX ads are freaking me out The American Express ads are still freaking me out. (Advert spotted here. It includes Laura too.) Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit Tags advertising, American Express, The Age 5 Comments on The AMEX ads are freaking me out ← Smug – the washing machine → ABC: wall-to-wall kids shows 5 replies on “The AMEX ads are freaking me out” I find the most annoying ads on the Fairfax sites the ones to the right of the article which start playing *without* you clicking on them. There’s one for nicotine patches or something that starts playing a voice “so, you want to quit smoking” unless you stop it right as the article opens.. which is kind of embarrassing when you’re in a room with other people! Agree; very irritating. I have adblock on and my sound muted so I don’t get any of these. It’s fantastic. I don’t have to worry about this sort of thing happening with MY very uncommon name. In fact I have never found my name printed on a fridge magnet, keychain, coffee mug, mini license plate,or any other object or trinket that is printed with common names and sold in gift shops from revolving displays. I have looked at these displays in gift shops since I was very young and they seem to have every name but Jed available. yes, use adblock, or use NoScript (if you use Firefox) or use a localhosts blocker. http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Comments are closed.