Most Embarrassing Mistakes Made by MarketersPositronWildhawk In advertising attempts, marketers have made inadvertent slip-ups that have created awkward situations in foreign markets. This list outlines the worst and most funny mistakes that they have made. Laugh your head off.
The Top Ten
Perhaps a cola flavored, tadpole shaped Wacky Lips type candy? - Ikura
People would think, Coca-Cola, the most random advertising in the world. - PositronWildhawk
*pours Pepsi on ancestors, doesn't work* - Ikura
Does that mean Pepsi is made of ectoplasm? - ethanmeinster
LOL eat babies? - Ikura
So, people think having their babies eat baby meat would be worthwhile, then? If you want your child to resort to cannibalism, look no further.L.O.L. - PositronWildhawk
Well, this is awkward. If you have a company name like that, not only would it hurt the business sales, it would embarrass both the staff and the customers! And imagine the comparison sites; the cheapest place is at your local Kinki Nippon branch! - PositronWildhawk
And that one mentioned on T.V. Tropes. Dirty clothes, detergent, clean clothes. - Ikura
I saw that newspaper... And I never want to see that again. - DontMakeARookieMistake
That means "small penis". - DontMakeARookieMistake
So, at a local motor show, you'd have someone saying "And here we unveil Ford's "Pinto"".L.O.L. - PositronWildhawk
Looks like someone has a lot of Pinto's.L.O.L. that's funny. - username34
LOL - Ikura
LAUGH OUT LOUD.. This my favourite; simple but oh so funny! I can't read the word 'fart' 'farting' or 'farted' without laughing! - Britgirl
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2. When Parker Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to say "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." Instead the ads said that "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."
3. Coors released the slogan "turn it loose", which translated into Spanish as "suffer from diarrhea".
2. A baby food company started selling products in Africa. The standard packaging has a baby on the tin. This was before they realized that in most African countries, manufacturers generally put pictures of the actual product on the packaging.
3. Japan's second-largest tourist agency was mystified when it entered English- speaking markets and began receiving requests for unusual sex tours. Upon finding out why, the owners of Kinki Nippon Tourist Company changed its name.