Category Archives: stupid ads

When promotions don’t quite work …

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from the Vintage Vault: A helpful reminder to avoid that dreaded Holiday Hair this Labor Day weekend.

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There can be limits to business diversification …

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Problematic promotions

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Great moments in mathematical calculation

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Restaurants that give new meaning to the concept of a “kiddie menu”

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That’s one (bad) way to promote your newspaper

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A groovy ad from the Vintage Vault

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For Throwback Thursday — a rather dubious product from the VIntage Vault

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This doesn’t quite grab me …

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This is taking audience participation a little far, no?

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Well, it’s not like they’re selling them PINTS or anything …

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Relatively bad misspelling

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from the Incredibly Helpful Map Department

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Maybe they should have gone with Helvetica or Times New Roman?

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Products that didn’t quite catch on, 70s style

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from the Somewhat Lost in Translation Department

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Highly appropriate but problematic juxtaposition

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Adventures in bad ad placement (or, How did this happen? We’re stumped!)

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Well, it IS natural …

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from the Department of Problematic yet Eye-catching Ad Placement

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Ziti vindaloo anyone?

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Our friend the space (or lack thereof)

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Easter celebrations for kids with ADD?

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Brilliant copywriting from the Vintage Ad Vault

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