I am developing a real hatred for otherwise respectable brands trying to promote themselves during the pandemic. Maybe the ads are specific to Canada, but I suspect others are seeing them as well.
Some of the worst are from car companies and fast food joints. GM seems to be the dumbest.
GM is offering free OnStar emergency services and 3G of data. Like WTF GM… people are supposed to be staying home, and NOT driving their cars. This feels to me like they had to come up with a zero cost “do something” promotion. They have to have the agents to answer the calls anyway, and they know almost no one will be taking advantage of this, so why not pretend like it’s an awesome freebie.
Toyota advertising about distancing while servicing your car? I’m pretty sure anyone that needs service will seek it, but there seems no need to drum up business for over-priced dealer servicing in these times where people are struggling simply to make ends meet.
Or some cult advertising on the TV. Seriously… does CBC have no mores what-so-ever that they’d accept an ad from someone pushing a book about his cult??