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A Shameful Roundup Of The Year’s Most Humiliating Marketing Blunders

 

 

 

” Judging by the traffic trends on this blog, it seems the only thing more enjoyable than a brilliant, uplifting, inspirational marketing success is a horrible, embarrassing, cringe-worthy marketing blunder—otherwise known as the big brand fail. Every year there’s plenty of them—the accidental tweet, the offensive billboard, the Photoshop disaster, the just-plain-tasteless ad. At the link below, we’ve compiled 20 of the most notable brand fails from 2012—a nice dose of ad-enfreude to fill your evil rubbernecking hearts with joy. Just be glad it wasn’t you. And try to learn a lesson from the Harvey Nichols model above and refrain from pissing yourself with laughter. It’s not a good look. “

Gallery: The 20 Biggest Brand Fails of 2012

 

 

 

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  Janine Turner

” A 2011 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans consider themselves conservative and only 21% consider themselves liberal. So why does the advertising community — a.k.a Madison Avenue — and their clients continue to hire outspoken
liberals for their advertising campaigns?

   I recently lost two very big advertising campaigns (add those to the many others) because I am a conservative. The advertisers
actually stated this. Ironically, the more I speak out about the non-partisan values of our United States Constitution and the necessities of
a free-market system to keep businesses thriving, the more ad campaigns (whose goal it is to promote their businesses) I lose.”

In the past , control of the (dinosaur) media meant control of history . No longer . Bless Al Gore and his internet .

“For years, I have been hearing that liberals are the intellectual betters of conservatives. The arguments in support of this claim have never cut much ice—not even the so-called “empirical” ones—but the claim continues to be advanced by liberals with the same smug self-satisfaction they take in assuring themselves that they own a monopoly on tolerance, fairness, and being fun-loving.”

“But no one is suggesting, as Rosker implies, that young people be left to their own devices when it comes to determining which behaviors are healthful and which are not. That is why they have parents whose job is to guide them in making healthful choices. That responsibility is theirs—not the nanny state’s. Which is why Bloomberg’s ban on the sale of Big Gulps is so pernicious.”

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