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Companies have more ways than ever to reach their customers. You’d think that would lead to a ton of innovative, impressive new advertising techniques. You’d be thinking wrong. Advertisements still trot out the same old ineffective tactics they’ve been using since the magazine days.

As a public service, we asked our readers to list the most annoying examples. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up:


Entry by Scott Laffey


Entry by BuffaloGreg


Entry by Ashebox

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/pictofacts-929-27-idiotic-advertising-techniques-that-need-to-go-away