Serves the victims right
It serves the victims right for using a broken business model in the first place! I have absolutely zero sympathy for the advertising industry and their increasingly-annoying attempts to bombard me with advertisements for things I neither need nor want.
I have SpamAssassin to filter out most advertising e-mail. On the Web, I use a proxy server as an advertisement blocker. As for the TV, I have Sky Plus; so I can start watching a TV programme late, rewind to the beginning and fast-forward through the adverts.
Get this through your heads, advertising industry: If I want to buy something, I will ask for it. If I didn't ask for it, that means I don't want to buy it. And if I feel a product has been aggressively advertised, I am likely to choose an alternative.