Hospital Ad Campaigns

  1. Lately on Pandora the advertising is dominated by advertising from both my hospital, and another one where I used to work. I swear, it's going to to drive me to pay for an ad-free subscription!

    The ads are obnoxious, repetitive, and promising the sun and the moon. They also remind me of all I hate about modern healthcare.

    Drug ads are the same. They should never have been legalised. Those have helped turn America into the pill-popping people we've become.
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   NurseSpeedy
    Ad free definitely worth it if you use it a lot. I use mine for my two hours of cardio six days a week. Nothing like a sappy hospital commercial or viva viagra song to drag the torture on one gym second at a time. That would drive me nuts.
  4. by   blondy2061h
    I listen to Pandora whenever I'm in the car and for probably an hour plus a shift at work while doing paperwork. $4.99 a month. C'mon. You're worth it.
  5. by   Emergent
    Quote from blondy2061h
    I listen to Pandora whenever I'm in the car and for probably an hour plus a shift at work while doing paperwork. $4.99 a month. C'mon. You're worth it.
    I'm doing it!
  6. by   klone
    I have Pandora playing about 8 hours a day. Definitely get the ad-free.

    Also, if you weren't aware, they have a station called "thumbprint radio" which is all your "liked" songs.
  7. by   K+MgSO4
    So glad that legislation in Australia prevents this. I get cross enough with the payday loan advertising on TV and radio and one website design company has spent a fortune on radio advertising on the morning commute and it is driving me nutty.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    My youngest daughter's boyfriend is from England. He was here in the states a couple months ago, and we were watching TV. An ad for the hospital I used to work at came on (starring the famous QB it is named for). A while later, they re-showed the same commercial.

    Nathan (the BF) said, "I know who (famous QB) is- but I don't understand why this little 'show' comes on so often. It's almost like a commercial for a hospital!" When we told him it WAS a commercial for a hospital- he asked "Why?".

    It was an interesting discussion from there!
  9. by   AceOfHearts<3
    I love my Sirius XM radio since it's commercial free. I haven't listened lately though since I'm home on STD due to a car accident. I'm not a big tv watcher, but I've been watching a lot (when not asleep) and some of the tv commercials are driving me batty. Thank goodness for Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming though, since I'm going to be stuck on the couch for weeks.
    Last edit by AceOfHearts<3 on Dec 9, '17
  10. by   JBMmom
    We've had many conversations at our house about the drug commercials. My kids often ask, with all the side effects listed at the end of the commercial- why would people even take that medicine when it sounds worse than the illness! And, there's nothing like a Cialis commercial in the middle of a family show to bring about some awkward silences.
  11. by   amoLucia
    Quote from Emergent
    Drug ads are the same. They should never have been legalised. Those have helped turn America into the pill-popping people we've become.
    I agree re the drug advertisements.

    But it's the 1-800-DIAL-a-LAWYER commercials that really get to me. More and more maladies are becoming fodder for legal industry.

    Like every poor outcome in healthcare should be a lawsuit - just more distress to dump on healthcare providers.
  12. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from amoLucia
    I agree re the drug advertisements.

    But it's the 1-800-DIAL-a-LAWYER commercials that really get to me. More and more maladies are becoming fodder for legal industry.

    Like every poor outcome in healthcare should be a lawsuit - just more distress to dump on healthcare providers.
    There was JUST a new one for 'victims' of hair loss after chemo!

    *speechless
  13. by   amoLucia
    YES!!! I just saw that last nite!

    I think every time I use baby powder (the big name company one esp) I try to hold my breath. I don't connect how inhaling baby powder causes gyn organ cancer but ...
  14. by   Fiona59
    The only time I see a Canadian hospital on a commercial it's asking for money for the Sick Kids or funding for a specific piece of machinery.

    which isn't often.

    I was amazed to see hospitals in the US advertising in shopping malls. My coworkers couldn't believe the pictures I brought home.

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