Category Archives: stupid ads

Unfortunate juxtaposition of the day

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Yet another not very good Mother’s Day promotion

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This year, let Mom know what you really think of her …: from the Not Very Good Promotions department

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Disco Your Way to a Beautiful Body!: from the Products That No Longer Exist for Some Strange Reason department

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First World Problems and their solutions

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When bad ad placement attacks

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They’ll have to dig deep for members …

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But how can you be sure it’s really his signature?

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The discreet charm of the well-proofread ad

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Some holiday tie-ins just don’t quite work …

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Because who wants a skanky ham for Easter?

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from the Vintage Ad Bureau: An ad that wouldn’t run in Indiana (or Arkansas) today

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from the Not Terribly Good Contest department

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A typo that really stinks.

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Truth in advertising

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from the Confidence-Inducing Signs department: A very grate school

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Who needs corned beef and cabbage?

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How entirely innocent retro ads can be misinterpreted by those of us with sophomoric mind

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from the Dubious Promotional Tagline bureau

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Vintage products that didn’t quite catch on

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: A clearly non-sexist, non-subliminal ad … or, “Nice …. ball … you got there, Miss”

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A rather hairy typo

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Valentine’s Day Promotions that Don’t Quite Work

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Exceptionally creepy doll ad of the day: Move over, Chucky!

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from the Grievous Grammar collection: Felonious wording at work

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