If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Business News Daily)   Five fast food marketing disasters that will make you question if the ad agency suffered from assburgers   (businessnewsdaily.com) divider line 57
    More: Dumbass, fast foods  
•       •       •

6631 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Mar 2012 at 9:26 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



57 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-03-19 08:26:29 AM  
Those aren't so bad. I mean, nothing on the level of dancin' George Costanza selling the McDLT or Grimace.
 
2012-03-19 08:31:35 AM  
Even as a kid, I thought Burger King's "Where's Herb?" ads were stupid.
 
2012-03-19 08:41:17 AM  
*Click* Slideshow.. no thanks.
 
2012-03-19 09:24:38 AM  
I always thought the Burger King King ads were funny BECAUSE of the creepiness.
 
2012-03-19 09:30:49 AM  
In other news, people's memories extend all of a year now.
 
2012-03-19 09:40:38 AM  
This is what happens when you give Pete Campbell free reign over the creatives.
 
2012-03-19 09:41:05 AM  

Sgt Otter: Even as a kid, I thought Burger King's "Where's Herb?" ads were stupid.


Now that campaign was an epic failure. I remember the big reveal of Herb's identity during the Super Bowl.
 
2012-03-19 09:44:07 AM  
The McD's twitter campaign is really the only fail there. All the others were reasonably successful and/or logical
 
2012-03-19 09:47:23 AM  
No "I'd hit it" campaign?
 
2012-03-19 09:56:03 AM  
Derrick Rose quoting semi-pro makes me like him a whole lot more.
 
2012-03-19 10:05:26 AM  
People complaining about McDonalds using pig meat? Who doesnt like bacon?
 
2012-03-19 10:08:42 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: No "I'd hit it" campaign?


This
 
2012-03-19 10:11:56 AM  

AmazinTim: Derrick Rose quoting semi-pro makes me like him a whole lot more.


Yeah that was funny
 
2012-03-19 10:12:06 AM  
I like the Burger King King ads. I thought they were great.
 
2012-03-19 10:19:37 AM  
How about KFC's campaign to jump on the Adkins diet bandwagon in the early 2000s with "Our fried chicken is high in protein, and it's Adkins approved"

When they were pointed to and laughed at, that was pulled pretty quick.

Remember the Taco Bell girl a couple years ago that said she lost like 40+ pounds eating Taco Bell, b/c their menu was low in calories.

Well, we all know she wasn't actually eating real food. I'd lose weight off a diet of colored cardboard and meat flavored powder.
 
2012-03-19 10:21:25 AM  

Jjaro: People complaining about McDonalds using pig meat? Who doesnt like bacon?


Came here to say this.

Pig meat? Isn't that just pork?
 
2012-03-19 10:24:25 AM  
listverse.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-19 10:25:20 AM  

Aar1012: I always thought the Burger King King ads were funny BECAUSE of the creepiness.


Same here. Having a mute plastic monstrosity handing us free sausage and egg biscuits the moment we wake up in the morning is something we can all only wish for.

Though Rose led his team to victory, it was his two missed free throws with less than five seconds remaining that kept the score at 99-95 and sent the crowd home feeling deprived of a sandwich.


As a sidetrack, I hate this stupid logic. Yeah, it was his last two miss throws that kept the score that way, not all the other missed baskets throughout the game.
 
2012-03-19 10:30:15 AM  

Jjaro: People complaining about McDonalds using pig meat? Who doesnt like bacon?


Al Qaeda
 
2012-03-19 10:33:05 AM  

flaminio: [listverse.files.wordpress.com image 408x193]


www.adrants.com
 
2012-03-19 10:34:14 AM  
Paula Deen's recipes are not fast food. Lots of her recipes are tasty, and may not be any healthier than fast food, but I don't recall her food in any drive through.

/Hot chicken salad, mmmmmm.
 
2012-03-19 10:48:10 AM  

Aar1012: I always thought the Burger King King ads were funny BECAUSE of the creepiness.


Yeah, I'd say BKs problems are crappy food and (at least around here) disgustingly dirty and messy stores. But sure, go ahead and blame an ad campaign that at least was somewhat creative.
 
2012-03-19 10:49:58 AM  
They forgot this:
encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-03-19 10:50:43 AM  
I have a vague recollection of a live person playing the Burger King, back in the late 1970s. He'd twist a ring on his finger and magical things would happen. Anyone remember those commercials? Seems even more creepy than the plastic-headed king, but I could just be mis-remembering.
 
2012-03-19 10:54:20 AM  

ebell: I have a vague recollection of a live person playing the Burger King, back in the late 1970s. He'd twist a ring on his finger and magical things would happen. Anyone remember those commercials? Seems even more creepy than the plastic-headed king, but I could just be mis-remembering.


YouTube is your friend.
 
2012-03-19 10:55:57 AM  

StrangeQ: Aar1012: I always thought the Burger King King ads were funny BECAUSE of the creepiness.

Same here. Having a mute plastic monstrosity handing us free sausage and egg biscuits the moment we wake up in the morning is something we can all only wish for.

Though Rose led his team to victory, it was his two missed free throws with less than five seconds remaining that kept the score at 99-95 and sent the crowd home feeling deprived of a sandwich.


As a sidetrack, I hate this stupid logic. Yeah, it was his last two miss throws that kept the score that way, not all the other missed baskets throughout the game.


There were only two missed shots that accounted from the score not moving from 99 to 100.
 
2012-03-19 11:10:21 AM  
I worked with a guy during the KFC/Oprah deal who, I kid you not, printed out twenty of those coupons and redeemed them all at once. He sat in the NOC with enough chicken to feed our entire staff, but ate it all himself. Oddly enough he wasn't a fat guy, just big. But he was of a certain ethnic persuasion that provoked numerous comments about living up to stereotypes.

\CSB
 
2012-03-19 11:22:34 AM  
I remember at the place my company had me working at during the KFC promo. I kept getting sent to "fix" the one color copier in the office because all the fat women there that loved Oprah were printing out those coupons. They could have easily printed them out on any number of the machines there, but they had some reason that they had to be printed in color. The departments that actually used that machine were pissed when they had to wait for those things to be printed. Finally a department manager took one of the coupons and wrote on it "Anyone printing these out from this machine will be fired on the spot". It stopped after that.
 
2012-03-19 11:36:15 AM  
Fark you Business News, the Burger King was an awesome ad campaign. You can't blame the King for Burger King's crappy food.
 
2012-03-19 11:43:05 AM  
Several years ago there was this Krystal commercial advertising Angus burgers, but with this guy's think accent it sounded like anus burgers.

"Come in to Krystal and try one our anus burgers. Ain't nothing like prime anus!"
 
2012-03-19 11:47:55 AM  
Missing making Shawn Johnson's taco pop.

/Yeah, it's not fast food, but neither is Paula Deen
 
2012-03-19 11:48:57 AM  
www.danthatscool.com

It's good to be King.
 
2012-03-19 11:54:07 AM  
"With all social media campaigns, we include contingency plans should the conversation not go as planned. The ability to change midstream helped this small blip from becoming something larger," said Rick Wion, McDonald's social media director as he tried to deflect blame and perform massive damage control to save his own job.
 
2012-03-19 11:54:56 AM  
www.sable-pro.net
 
2012-03-19 12:03:45 PM  

Aar1012: I always thought the Burger King King ads were funny BECAUSE of the creepiness.


Yea, you can add me to the pile of those who loved the king.

Burger King had quality issues ime, and wendy's stepped up their game at the same time as the king commercials.
 
2012-03-19 12:09:25 PM  

Smackledorfer: Burger King had quality issues ime, and wendy's stepped up their game at the same time as the king commercials.


I heard switching to fresh horse meat instead of frozen did wonders for their bottom line
 
2012-03-19 12:18:36 PM  
The creepy Burger King was one of the best ad campaigns in history.
 
2012-03-19 12:21:33 PM  

ebell: I have a vague recollection of a live person playing the Burger King, back in the late 1970s. He'd twist a ring on his finger and magical things would happen. Anyone remember those commercials? Seems even more creepy than the plastic-headed king, but I could just be mis-remembering.


They existed. I remember them, too. In fact, it was through those commercials that I learned the meaning of the word "doubt," after the "Duke of Doubt" character in them.

/I would have been about 4 or 5 years old at the time.
 
2012-03-19 12:23:42 PM  
Burger King seems particularly susceptible to this sort of thing. Remember the psycheldic cowboy Hootie ads?
 
2012-03-19 12:27:12 PM  
Burger King has consistently had some of the most annoying ads I can think of. I remember something with some douche hollering at the MTV-style tilting camera in the 90s and I hated those too.

The #McDStories one was pretty funny, though. Imma go check that out.
 
2012-03-19 12:37:21 PM  
List in short:

#5 The Burger King
#4 KFC Teams up with Oprah
#3 McDonalds Twitter Campaign
#2 Paula Deen
#1 Derrick Rose and McDonalds

Runner Up

#0 I have a deadline and have not written an article yet.
 
2012-03-19 12:48:58 PM  
How in the world the compiler of this list could have missed the TV commercials Hardees' hamburgers was airing 2-3 years ago is beyond me.
I refuse to eat at Hardees under any circumstances as a result.

For some reason, the producers thought it would be a good idea to amp up the sound effects of people biting into a Hardees' slob-burger and chewing the food. These producers were (and probably still are) stupid.
 
2012-03-19 12:50:50 PM  
I'm slightly amused that Wendy's is now resurrecting the "where's the beef" campaign from 1984.
 
2012-03-19 01:02:45 PM  
Thinking of awful Burger King spots, the Whopper Virgins business may have been one of the most ill conceived ad campaigns of all time.
 
2012-03-19 01:23:55 PM  

ebell: I have a vague recollection of a live person playing the Burger King, back in the late 1970s. He'd twist a ring on his finger and magical things would happen. Anyone remember those commercials? Seems even more creepy than the plastic-headed king, but I could just be mis-remembering.


I remember those commercials. The plastic king looks a lot like the 70s live king, except plastic and much larger. I hope the guy who played him made money when they used his likeness 30 years after he originally appeared in the commercials.

Remember the song?

He's the magical burger king
he can do most anything
he's got magic and food that's fun
he's got fun, fun, fun for everyone!

There were variations on the last line, depending on what they were promoting.
They also had the Duke of Doubt as mentioned somewhere after your post, and a robot called The Wizard of Fries.
 
2012-03-19 01:35:01 PM  
Why do these idiots rag on Burger King? My God, it was a stroke of genius.
 
2012-03-19 01:46:57 PM  
Burger King creepy had nothing on Snickers.

blogs.riverfronttimes.com

Yeah, it's not fast food, but this knocks creepy out of every other category.
 
2012-03-19 02:21:53 PM  
www.bagofnothing.com

Confabulat: Those aren't so bad. I mean, nothing on the level of dancin' George Costanza selling the McDLT or Grimace.


OK, done in one.
 
2012-03-19 02:41:52 PM  
How dare they include the Burger King on the list I freeking love that guy
 
2012-03-19 03:40:16 PM  
Um, maybe I skipped over it in that slideshow, but how exactly does Paula Deen end up in a fast food marketing flub list when she doesn't really have any fast food associations to my knowledge?
 
Displayed 50 of 57 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report