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Ad Feedback - Repetitive Ads

bumperpool
Local Performer

Pandora please, cancel your Tide ad "coffee stain on my white shirt"

It is the most irritating ad I have ever heard in my life, I can't believe how ubiquitous it is in my car, on TV, and the internet.  Literally told my wife to stop buying Tide products because of it, and change channels to try to avoid that corny frustrating advert.  The actor/singer in it should be ashamed.

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gypsydiane7
Local Performer

Dear Pandora. I have been listening to you for literally Y E A R S......but I have recently switched over to Amazon Prime Music. Why? Peloton Bike Commercials. I thought ok for November and December. Its the holidays, marketing, yada yada yada. But when it didn't end in January......I'm done. I loved Pandora. I was there for the wonderful music. But, Amazon Prime Music is where I am at now.

Daisymae
Local Performer

I understand overkill on your ads to push people to subscribe to your ad-free option, but the Peleton voice-over lady who is trying to sound like a trainer is SO unrealistic & completely annoying.  I am a fitness instructor and I can tell you that is SO NOT motivating anyone to either buy Peleton OR to continue listening to your music.  The fact that you keep overplaying your ads to your "low-level" listeners/subscribers makes us all want to jump ship.  If you had a monopoly & there were no other options for music listening, I could see doing this, but Pandora is one of many options.  Either listen to your customers or they will go elsewhere.   Mixing up your ad choices would make the real annoying ads a little more tolerable. 

Reanimated33
Local Performer

yeah same. stopped using pandora and switched to spotify web player because of ridiculous ads

 

danperryy
Local Performer

You seem to be able to classify music to create a good listen experience.  Try classifying the ads.  I listen to classical, soft rock.  The Cory Carson streaming ad is horrid.

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KB2
Local Performer

The newer Tide ad with the nervous, fast talking, "what if... what if..." idiot is a very, very small improvement.  I take my headphones off every time it comes on.  Whoever Tide hired to produce their ads is not doing them any favors.

starlite5679
Local Performer

How do I get the Stop Smoking Commercials to stop playing on my account? I quit smoking 2 years ago and I find it highly offensive to constantly have these ads coming across my account throughout the day. How do I make it change to something else. And I'm not willing to pay for premium!

PrincessBooger
Local Performer

Agree completely!  I've been listening to Pandora while I work for years, but I'm ready to shut the account down.  If I have to listen to Maddie saying how much she loves Chick-Fil-A one more time, I may never go to Chick-Fil-A again!  It's a horrible ad to start with, and it's playing every 20 minutes the entire time I listen to Pandora.   

marcylong3
Local Performer

Stupid peloton commercial

Can someone please stop this ad?  I have opted out of  every ad option available and it's literally the only  ad playing ... I hate this woman and her annoying voice...

 

Hellp meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

 

Moderator Edit: Format

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starlite5679
Local Performer

I guess I'm going to have to go back to IHeartRadio. Too bad!

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Namast3
Underground

I agree 100%. I stopped listening to Pandora last year because of those ads. Then just the other day I was in the bath and thought I'd give it a try again. I was listening to a relaxation station, and something came on in a soothing voice about relaxing waves on the beach, I'm like oh what's this. turns out to be another tide ad barged right through like a Trojan horse... I'm done with them. There's plenty of better options out there, if I can't trust Pandora to play "normal" ads... 

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Namast3
Underground

How is this action possibly and in any way a solution? This thread is marked as "solved" and all you did is moved the post (probably somewhere it's less easily seen) and told us we could pay you to stop harassing us with these ads. Gee, how thoughtful. Bye Pandora. You've had well over a year to do something about our concerns. 

CHESCO
Local Performer

the only add I get is for schizophrenia, did Pandora buy my medical records? cause I am the Messiah who ever did this is **ahem**ED! 😛 

PhantasmKiss
Local Performer

I don't mind ads. But the nicotine ads (they say they're anti-nicotine, but all I get is that there are new candy-flavored disposable vapes! Yum!) infuriate me.

Is there a way to fine-tune those specific ads out of my rotation?

sugarmagn0lia
Local Performer

Does anyone else feel that it is irresponsible for Pandora to promote non-essential businesses, like tanning salons (???) to entice people to venture not only out of their houses, but to an environment that is virtually impossible to sanitize between customers at the moment? People lie nude in those machines. Is there a full-body mask I haven't heard of? They should really take that ad off the air. It completely gives the impression that the worst is over. As usual, anything for money, as seems to be the governmental status quo these days. Disturbing. 

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Eksha
Underground

[I found this thread by googling "why does pandora play so many schizophrenia ads"] 

Yes, playing ads that are stupid and/or annoying cannot be good for your business.

When an ad comes on that is not annoying and seems to be just 15 seconds long, I'm happy to let it play and sometimes I'll check out the product, but when it repeats something annoying (endless ads about schizophrenia.. **ahem**??) I can hit MUTE in less than 3 seconds and I often forget to unmute, missing the next 10 ads that your advertisers are paying for. When you play an ad that is super freaking Loud, I shut you down instantly. And why do you keep playing inappropriate ED ads with some idiotic moaning porn star when I'm playing music for my little daughter?? If you want to target ads, why not ask me my interests rather than guessing so wrong? Pay attention to the Quality of your ads. Tell your advertisers, if you don't behave like an **ahem** then people will actually listen pretty happily for 15 seconds. 

 

laurenbridges90
Local Performer

So are Pandora's extremely repetitive, annoying, borderline offensive ads a ploy to get people to get so fed up they subscribe? What you're doing is actually alienating your customer base. I hear 4-5 ads telling me to get checked for schizophrenia every time I listen to Pandora. My mental health is phenomenal, though it's none of your business. Do you not think that's offensive?

Riley
Local Performer

Why are there so many vape ads for teenagers??? My parents apparently have never gotten vape ads, but that is all I hear and some of them make me super uncomfortable especially since I don’t vape or plan on vaping. I’m curious about if it only effects teens or are there others who suffer this problem.

patrickabadie
Local Performer

Is there anyway to tailor the ads? I'm gay and refuse to eat at Chik-fil-A.. but I'm inundated with that brainless, cultist, 'Maddie' going on and on about how much she adores their hate-filled food. 

Markfnc
Underground

mine is the Sheba cat food, with the guy making the can of food opening noise.  it is the ONLY add I've had for a couple months.  over and over.  I don't have a cat, wont get a cat.  I thought by our station list and other spying means we would get relevant ads.  I have e mailed or messaged customer service, only reply is to upgrade to paid version.  I have had Pandora since 2008 and have downloaded I heart and will try that.  sad. I don't mind ads but get me an ad that i may use.   

 

 

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SonicDragon88
Local Performer

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I keep hearing the same Stelara ad, it's been 5 times TODAY and I've only been listening for 2 hours....PLEASE LET US DOWN VOTE AND STOP REPETITIVE ADS. 

and don't try to up sell me your subscription service, 

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