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Facebook vodka ad of Belvedere always goes down smoothly is creepy

March 23, 2012 11:55pm by citydweller

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Who created the most unsexy Belvedere vodka ad ever? Unlike some people Belvedere always goes down smoothly... the worst, but who okayed it for Facebook's homepage

Facebook Users May Wish Frank the Fruitcake Shuts Up with Walmart Comments

December 3, 2011 2:50pm by editor

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"Frank the Fruitcake" wants you to Like him--and hopes you'll use him on Facebook. The Walmart version of "Elf Yourself" wants to provide audible comments in your personal wall space. Hopefully you consider Bobcat Goldthwaite's voice to equal holiday cheer this Christmas season. The unwanted gift is ready for caroling or even dreidels in this very bizarre ad concept. Read more

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Wodka Vodka Yanks Jewish New York Billboard Ad Loses Edgy Looks Weak

November 24, 2011 2:22am by hearit

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Not even the first major holiday of Thanksgiving is complete--Christmas and Hannukah still far off--yet the subject of alcohol is already in full force. Wodka Vodka is under fire for its New York billboards that critics claim swear that Jews are cheap. The company says it was trying to have fun. Either way, the Polish vodka manufacturer just lost its edge by opening its mouth. Read more

White Castle Wants You To Stuff Your Turkey With Hamburgers

November 22, 2011 9:39pm by editor

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In what may be one of the most bizarre stretches in culinary and advertising history, White Castle Hamburgers wants you to stuff your Thanksgiving turkey with mini frozen burgers. Yep, you heard it right. White Castle wants you to substitute that stuffing with a stuffing made from 10 White Castle Hamburgers--no pickles please.
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Zippo Guarantee to Repair Any Lighter is False Advertising as Company Does Not Fix MPL

October 25, 2011 7:08pm by hearit

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Zippo won't repair fakes but that's not the only items the company won't fix. The repair guarantee is so well known that the company has the trademarked slogan of "It works or we fix it for free." Zippo's advertisement that it guarantees to fix any of its own, authentic lighters but the claim isn't true. Call it false advertising or call it really irritating. Read more

Boston Ranks Most Honesty So Far Honest Tea Hidden Camera Videos

July 19, 2011 9:20pm by copythat

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Honest Tea claims it's a test of scruples. But it's really damn good marketing. And it goes to charity. The beverage company is again throwing in unmanned 'stores' throughout the nation in 12 cities--already hitting Boston, Chicago, N.Y. and L.A. Read more

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MasterCard Says Send Me Money Fast Western Union Get Loot Credit Card

July 1, 2011 10:00pm by copythis

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If credit cards are supposed to reflect personality and status it's hard to say what MasterCard was thinking with this one--but it's certainly not the American Express "Centurion" Black Card: The new Western Union partnership with MasterCard trumps any Visa branding thus Read more

What's Up Your Butt Colon Cancer Billboards Ad Campaign Canceled

May 26, 2011 9:04pm by hearit

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"What's up your butt?" The question may be a hard one for viewers of ads showing pained expressions -- billboards that don't exactly stimulate the idea of color cancer screenings as positive. Read more

Kim Kardashian Makes Big Bucks on Twitter at $20000 a Paid Tweet

April 29, 2011 9:01pm by hearit

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The unadvertised form of advertising: "celebrities" like Kim Kardashian make big bucks on Twitter. If you think tweeting is actually personal, it is -- a $20,000 per tweet kind of personal. The "follower" can figure out which tweet is the paid ad o' the day. Read more

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Radio Shack Offers Free Pistol or Shotgun With Dish Network TV Sign Up

March 26, 2011 12:20am by hearit

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Getting a free gun when buying a new car just isn't so uncommon anymore – but getting to choose a free gun from a chain store like Radio Shack, and just for signing up for Dish Network -- now that's a free bonus. What'll it be: pistol or shotgun?
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