Top 10 Worst Marketing Disasters of All Time
We all make mistakes, but these 10 top marketing disasters take the cake. See how top brands stepped in it — and how to avoid a similar fate.
Top 10 EPIC Advertising Translation Fails
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Have you ever wondered about the worst foreign ad translation fails? Whether it’s the Ford Pinto translating to “small penis” in Brazilian Portuguese, the California Milk Processor Board asking people if they’re lactating, Nokia calling their cell phone a prostitute or KFC telling people to eat their fingers off, some famous companies have made epic fails in global branding. WatchMojo counts down ten international marketing mistakes that involve translation fails.
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00:26 #10: HSBC Bank: “Do Nothing”
01:10 #9: Nokia: “Prostitute”
01:47 #8: California Milk Processor Board: “Are You Lactating?”
02:33 #7: KFC: “Eat Your Fingers Off!”
03:26 #6: Ford Pinto: “Small Penis”
04:17 #5: Green Giant: “Intimidating Green Ogre”
05:05 #4: Braniff International Airways: “Fly Naked”
05:50 #3, #2 & #1 ????
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Top 10 Worst Commercials of All Time
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For this list, we’re looking at those commercials that received ridicule and derision after airing due to their low quality, lack of substance, annoying content, or anything in between that generally irritated viewers.
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Americans will try ANYTHING! Top 10 Worst Marketing Mistakes
10. Mr. T Snickers (Banned, civil rights complaints)
9. Wang Laboratories (Suggestive Brand Name)
8. The Creepy King (Sales dropped 6%)
7. Skittles Touch (Repulsive Tone, not attracting customers)
6. E.T. Video Game (millions dumped in NM land field)
5. Quiznos Rodents (Repelled customers, Commercial Cut)
4. Ayds Diet Plan (Introduced as Aids became a national scare)
3. Crispy Critters (60’s disaster, round 2 in the 80’s fared no better)
2. Ford Edsel (Low sales, cost Ford $2.8 Billion in 2013 dollars)
1. New Coke/Coke II (infuriated the public)
Top 20 Worst Marketing Fails
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Not every marketing campaign is going to be a success, but these were downright horrible! For this list, we’ll be looking at advertising campaigns or statements from major corporations that backfired horribly, resulting in tons of negative press. Our countdown includes Pepsi, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, and more! Can you think of any other marketing blunders? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!
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