“We'll be right back. Honest”: how “Seriously Short Breaks” keep viewers around to watch the ads
Brian Rock and Virginia BealNetwork Ten, Australia
THE PROBLEM: CONSUMERS DON'T LIKE ADS. AMAZING.
I doubt whether anyone will be surprised to learn that advertising isn't particularly popular with most people. For example, in Australia 44% of all respondents 14+ years agree that “nearly all TV advertising annoys me”. TV advertising isn't alone: 41% of these respondents “find most radio ads annoying”, 42% find “direct mail in the letterbox annoying”, 39% say that they “don't read the ads in newspapers and...