When it comes to Marketing mishaps, a few are hilariously bad, some too clever (or disturbing) for tv and others are just poor timing.
Here is a countdown of the Top 10 Marketing Mishaps of all time, including:
10. McDonalds 1984 Olympic promotion
(Golden ticket giveaway)
9. Facebook Beacon
(sharing web browsing with advertisers, the beginning of the Facebook privacy concerns)
8. Burger King rebirth
(Creepy Burger King terrorizing the public and sometimes in the bed)
7. Snickers Mr.T
(Too close to glamorizing discrimination)
6. Skittles touch the rainbow
(then you die, is what they are insinuating)
5. Ayds weight loss “aid”
(Marketing push becomes less affective in the 80’s).
4. Oshimo Robot
(Demo fail of all fails)
3. Netflix Qwikster
(People hate change, but hate their Cable companies more).
2. Ford Etsel
(A Classic failure.)
1. “New” Coke
(If it aint Coke, don’t fix it.)
Via Watch Mojo
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