Last night was the final episode in the current series of the ABC’s awesome ad analysis show The Gruen Transfer, which included the awarding of the Gruen Polished Turd for the worst ad of all time. The public vote was clear: this ad for Microsoft’s Songsmith music software was the most hideous piece of footage ever inflicted on innocent viewers. We challenge you to watch this and not cringe.
Gruen’s expert panel chose differently, picking an ad for West End Beer starring John Singleton to receive the prize, but I think this is a clear case where the masses know better. If you didn’t catch the show, you can watch it on iView. Yay streaming! Boo Songsmith!