Consumerist.com asked for submissions on the "Worst Ad in America." And they got em. I wonder how many of these were nominated solely because they annoyed the shit out of America. Yep, I'm looking at you Progressive! Flo is obnoxious. Which brings me to my next point: insurance companies were the most nominated.
In terms of numbers, the insurance industry is the most represented, with 7 nominations shared among 6 companies. Geico -- whose animated gecko barely merited a mention in your nominating e-mails -- tied for the lead in total nominations by a single company with two. Perhaps surprisingly, Dannon also received enough reader hate for its ads featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and Heidi Klum to earn two nominations in the same category.
The categories are as followed:
- Absolute Worst Ad in America
- Most Grating Performance by a Human
- Most Annoying Animated Spokesthing
- Dueo or Group That Most Needs to be Broken Up
- Celebrity Who Must Have Lost the Money in Housing Crash
- Creepiest Commercial
Click right here to vote for the "Worst Ad in America." But really it should be called the "Worst Commercial in America."