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    Worst ad campain/slogan/jingle/image etc.

    Most of us are exposed to thousands of adverts weekly. In print, on signage, the web or broadcast via radio or t.v. there are just so many. But some come to mind as standing out by being a bit awkward, quirky or even downright bad, perhaps some bother you or strike you as odd or even funny.

    Thought I'd post one of mine and ask for yours, just to see what others are seeing/hearing that may (or may not) just miss the mark.

    My nominee for one of the worst, for an incontinence protection product from a firm called Tena. Their ad catch phrase? "Let yourself go". That one just seems a bit "off" (and maybe just mildly amusing) to me. Perhaps I'm just missing the point (then again, fortunately for me, I'm not in their target market). Any others come to mind?
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    Has to be this one.



    Why oh why did they think a little, orange, pinched off turd would be a great mascot for an energy company???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro63rto View Post

    Why oh why did they think a little, orange, pinched off turd would be a great mascot for an energy company???
    Maybe that's what they're burning in their power plants.

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    The recent crop of "Wocha!" adverts. They might as well say "Aimed at thick chavs!"

    The target audience, amongst other things, can't use chopsticks or walk through glass doors.
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    ALL OF THEM !


    Nuff said

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    Mmmmm... Danone!

    Mmmmmm.... P155 off ! Really ?... That's the best you could do ?.... and how much did you spend on marketing/advetising gurus to come up with that one?

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    The current "You're so moneysupermarket" ad. The one with the idiot in the jeans mincing to a beyonce tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro63rto View Post
    Has to be this one.



    Why oh why did they think a little, orange, pinched off turd would be a great mascot for an energy company???
    You remembered it, didn't you?.......it was successful

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    Back a few years, but I always cringe at this one-

    "Chevy Runs Deep"

    Sounds like a bad knife wound.........
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    Lol... had to Google a few of these, and even that didn't help on one or two. Guess we all presume they are universal, but not nec. so. Those in the UK., I've discovered that EDF is "one of the UK’s largest energy companies". Still no idea what a Wocha! ad is, or what Danone is (though the P155 off did give me a new idea for a US license plate that might sneak by the censors!). Guess we all presume a bit more universality to what we are exposed to on a (far too) regular basis.
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