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Ad Feedback - Spanish Ads

RickNubbz
Local Performer

This is very annoying. Apparently Pandora has more Spanish speaking listeners in my area than English. I get. Orr Spanish ads than English. 

that balcony about the ad operations team working on a solution. I have a solution - cut down the number of Spanish speaking ads. 

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Adamrut89
Local Performer

You're a genius!

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pbyers7
Local Performer

Alfirehawk, I hope your solution works, it probably will!   I just spent forever trying to "change" the language and realized that it was not something that is supported.  


@Alfirehawk wrote:

READ ME!!!  I think I found a solution/work around to fix this issue.  I changed my zip code to a different city and state. No more Spanish ads!!  I drove all the way from Florida back to New York over 18 hours of listening without one Spanish advertisement. I did get a local grocery store ad for Kroger’s which was in that local area.  It’s been 3 days, so far so good, big shout out to Bluffton, SC!

 



I am a gringo living is South Florida who speaks some Spanish, but wants to mainly hear English.  So annoying when I go into the grocery store (Publix or Winn Dixie) and the people working there cannot speak to me in English.

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Scottybm
Local Performer

"Big Picture". These ad's are falling on def ears. Someone is paying for these spots.

pbyers7
Local Performer
I agree. Changing zip codes has worked. I think I will change it up
occasionally to see what is going on in other parts of the country.

Thanks, Pat Massey
cell: 954-646-3341
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adminww08
Local Performer
Ditto!

Cordially,

~Will Walton
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yunghova35
Local Performer

what zip code did you use?

Wallace208
Local Performer

How about if you just have a toggle switch to shut off other language adds that will give the listeners the option to have or not have the adds 

vachic7
Local Performer

Thanks for posting, that's what I'm going to do.

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Shanzookie
Local Performer

That’s pretty easy… is it English speaking music? FFS.

kentheee
Local Performer

I'm not bothered by the Spanish, but more bothered by the fact that it is the same Spanish ad over and over.  I know now that a posada is not a posada without music.  This is a strange ad because it is actually in English about a Mexican tradition.  Though I had to look up what a posada was and learned I was misspelling it, but that made the ad more interesting.  It does help me learn some Spanish, but I just think it is a waste of money for the advertisers who are paying to advertise to a number of people but are getting non-Spanish speaking people.  Just have a setting for the account of what language you speak.  It is not a difficult problem to fix.  

Quint1968
Underground

Once again I post

why am I hearing Spanish ads when I do NOT speak Spanish?

 

I get commercials from California but in my settings my zip code is correctly listed in Massachusetts 

Csillver
Local Performer

Ouch, ouch I keep trying Pandora but I guess it's back to Spotify again

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mscoralrose
Local Performer

It's weird that so many people are angry about this. Personally, I find it amusing that Pandora assumes I understand Spanish. Plus, it makes it so much easier to not pay attention to the ads! Also, does anyone actually think they AREN'T trying to fix the "problem"? Like, what do they stand to gain by showing you an ad that you can't understand? (The answer is nothing.) The whole point of an advertisement is to get you to buy sh*t.

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ssilvest
Underground

Your response was in July that your team was working on it... it's January 2022. I'm not racist - I just don't speak Spanish. How about an option when an ad plays that has "I don't speak Spanish" or since we have to sign in, add the option: English or Spanish.  It's simple.

Oldschool1969
Local Performer

That would be great! 

This appears to be getting worse.  It is very frustrating to hear ads in a language that I do not understand.   I do not listen to Spanish music and would greatly appreciate being able to stop the Spanish advertisements.

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NavyNate
Underground

It's very different listening to Spanish music vs listening to Spanish ads. If the language were Chinese or Russian would you have the same response?

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NavyNate
Underground

Pat Mussey, you may not want to tell the whole world what your cell phone number is...

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ssilvest
Underground

Oh dear, NavyNate - are you trying to turn this into a race issue? No need for games.

If I were the advertiser, paying to get my message in front of potential customers, I would not be pleased to pay for my message to be put to anyone that doesn't speak the language of the ad.  Again, this is simple.

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ZeroSum
Local Performer

Remove the spanish ads -  annoying af!!!

Moderator Edit: Format

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Mrunnels
Local Performer

About to delete Pandora and go to Spotify where I don't have Spanish ads every time I listen!

 

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