An Open Letter to Youtube Advertisers

Dear Advertisers,

If you put the big red sign saying ‘DONT SKIP’ I will be 99% more inclined to skip the ad.

Face it- We’re coming on youtube to watch our video. Yes, we might be procrastinating. Yes, the video is probably something dumb. But that does not mean I suddenly want to get up and go to McDonalds.

Really. It doesn’t.

The only reason your ad will ever get me to download your thing is if I think it’ll make YOU STOP!

You’re not quirky. Or cool.

Trust me we have seen it all. When someone driving suddenly turns into a coffee ad. When you try to make me laugh.

Don’t get me started on when you start with “There’s a 90% chance you’re going to skip this-“

Uh, yeah! Bye Felicia!

If you show me someone devouring what you’re selling or using it enthusiastically, I will not:

a. Suddenly be rich

b. Suddenly have the need for your product

c. Suddenly be engrossed and inclined to watch the whole video

I will not suddenly anything so don’t get your hopes up. If I’m buying something, I was already buying it before, so you’re pointless.

And especially to you creepy ads about the things I just watched videos on. Stop.

Special note to Liberty Mutual

At this point- I don’t even know what you’re company is about. I just know you’re annoying. And that I can only buy what I need with you. And you “jUsT sAiD tHaT”. ALL YOUR ‘NEW’ MARKETING TECHNIQUES AREN’T WORKING SO GIVE IT UP AND FIND A NEW JOB!

Special note to monday.com

I do not manage a team. I will never manage a team.

But if I DO manage a team?

I will never EVER consider using you.

Special note to Grammarly:

How. Just how do you keep coming up with stuff? I swear I’ve memorized half your scripts by now.

‘Writing’s not that eas-‘


And Tyler’s relationship problems are not going to convinve me either.

You know why?? I already have you. So leave. Me. Alone!

You’re already popular, what more do you want?! You’re a meme. You’re a literal tik tok sound. You win the award for most annoying business. You’re like an eager teen businessperson trying to nag me into selling your things. STOP!

Special note to Squarespace

I hate to break this to you…I mean, really, it’s not you, it’s me. I’m using WordPress.

And to all the advertisers that make my procrastination last at least five seconds longer?

I say this from the bottom of my heart-


With love,

Every person who’s watched YouTube ever


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88 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Youtube Advertisers

  1. YAsssssssss frr I’m sick of Grammarly, SquareSpace, and Honey ads especially lol

  2. Hey Amany. So this letter was quite good. Hilarious, the way you put it, and quite pleasant to read, especially when many people find it relatable, and pretty irking to having to listen to an ad. I would definitely say “Hear, hear!” to this letter.

    However, I did have a couple of things to clear up. Did you look at this ad in only one point of view? As in the viewers, and the watchers on Yt’s view? You haven’t looked at the people who arranged these ads. They merely want to advertise their products. If you were to jump in their shoes for a moment, wouldn’t you feel the need to advertise your business? Suppose it wasn’t going well, you would need to advertise them to people, thus the reason for ads. I daresay Youtube wouldn’t simply put in ads, they would only do that for a reason, so consider looking at different perspectives next time.

    Yes, it is annoying, but how about the person who arranged the advertisements? They merely want more people to use their products.

    Thanks for your time, and this letter. I have to say, it was quite humorous and good.

    Don’t take any offense, I’m merely putting in a discussion on the matter. Interesting topic, I have to say. 😉😉

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you found it funny.

      Oh, you’re absolutely right! I understand that advertisements are needed, this was only all in good fun. The ads are annoying but I would be lying if I said I didn’t actually look more into something after being advertised about it.

      Thank you for YOUR time reading! I’m glad you enjoyed it and you’ve also gave me a new perspective in things 🙂

  3. This is so true! The ones I see the most are Grammarly, Honey, and a few more.

  4. קמגרה תשדרג לכם את חיי המין ותאפשר לכם הנאה מרבית מהאקט. לטבע פלז’ר שלל פתרונות טבעיים נוספים שישדרגו לכם את חדר המיטות. קמגרה תשדרג לכם את חיי המין ותאפשר לכם הנאה מרבית מהאקט. לטבע פלז’ר שלל פתרונות טבעיים נוספים שישדרגו לכם את חדר המיטות. שרות ליווי


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