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(Adweek)   The Hitler store and the naked guy in the children's clothing catalog. The 20 worst marketing fails of 2012 (some Not safe for work content)   (adweek.com) divider line 60
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2012-12-20 01:18:05 PM
#1--W.T.F.
 
2012-12-20 01:36:15 PM
Hard to call the Pitbull/Walmart thing a fail.  It was cleverly hijacked, resulting in amusement for a lot of people and a lot more attention to the campaign than it would have otherwise received.
 
/didn't even know who Pitbull was before
//sadly, did know who Walmart was
 
2012-12-20 01:58:19 PM
 
2012-12-20 01:58:24 PM
 
2012-12-20 02:51:35 PM

Thelyphthoric: # 20 was a few years too late.


Was that before or after this?
 
2012-12-20 02:59:24 PM
Nestlé's first official Instagram photo, posted in July, didn't go over so well. 
 
Wow, just wow.
 
2012-12-20 03:05:47 PM

FishyFred: Thelyphthoric: # 20 was a few years too late.

Was that before or after this?


Way after, but I was going for the more fashionable, lesser known.
 
2012-12-20 03:15:50 PM

quatchi: Nestlé's first official Instagram photo, posted in July, didn't go over so well. 
 
Wow, just wow.


I loved reading the official denial from their PR.
 
Also, #1, WTF?!
 
2012-12-20 03:31:24 PM
#1 NSFW. I saw a penis. A small one, but it was there.
 
/not mine
 
2012-12-20 03:36:15 PM
A NSFW tag would not have gone amiss.

/perhaps a tiny one.
 
2012-12-20 03:37:08 PM
Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?
 
2012-12-20 03:38:09 PM
#ExilePitbull is hilarious.  I hadn't heard of that.
 
2012-12-20 03:39:22 PM
www.moluxury.com.au
 
What a Hitler Store might look like.
 
2012-12-20 03:40:18 PM
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-20 03:40:37 PM

Rapmaster2000: [www.moluxury.com.au image 850x637]
 
What a Hitler Store might look like.


threecountyvw.com
 
2012-12-20 03:44:32 PM
Their growth strategy calls for some incremental growth in Czech and Slovakia, then a major thrust East into Poland and also Western Europe as they take out the competition in Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and France. They also plan a joint venture with an Italian group and one group from the Far East. Possibly some cross channel efforts though there is opposition to the brand in the UK. Also they have several major thrusts into the emerging markets of the former Soviet Union

www.adweek.com
 
2012-12-20 03:47:13 PM
How is the Pitbull thing a marketing failure? I couldn't give two shiats about either Wal Mart or Pitbull but was still subjected to a week's worth of "OMG look at this LOL!" followed by the thing the campaign promised actually happening with further coverage.

Sure, Pitbull rocking a Wallmart in Miami would be fun for a few people, but I wouldn't have heard about it.
 
2012-12-20 03:50:18 PM

Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?


Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.
 
2012-12-20 03:58:01 PM
Weird, I had just found out about Snuff Box yesterday and am planning to view. First I gotta get through Jam and Garth Merenghi's Dark Place.
 
2012-12-20 03:58:57 PM
lulz
 
2012-12-20 03:59:40 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

"Pirate approved footwear"
 
2012-12-20 04:00:41 PM

Walker: #1 NSFW. I saw a penis. A small one, but it was there.

/not mine


He was just trying to sell his copper kettle.
 
2012-12-20 04:03:31 PM
The brand apologized, telling AdFreak that the "tasteless joke in no way represents our values at KitchenAid. This person will no longer be tweeting for us and appropriate actions are being taken."

You can do that and keep your job? And who gives these moronic rednecks the ability to tweet with the company account anyway?
 
2012-12-20 04:06:53 PM

Thelyphthoric: # 20 was a few years too late.


Actually, she wasn't peeing....
 
2012-12-20 04:07:09 PM

ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?

Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.


Slideshows suck--pretty much everyone agrees on that. Deslide's awesome. It's not coddling any more than aggregating news stories is coddling to people too lazy to search for their own interesting internet content.
 
2012-12-20 04:08:21 PM
As opposed to some serious marketing WIN!

Skittles - taste the rainbow (May be PNSFW)
 
2012-12-20 04:09:19 PM

ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?

Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.


Actually that website was a nightmare. Should have used the deslidified version. Actually... I shouldn't have wasted my time... because that was stupid, just like most dumb arsed pop culture slideshows.

/glutton for punishment
 
2012-12-20 04:11:03 PM
So a naked guy on what is most likely a nude beach is "creepy" because some photographer didn't shoot on a closed set. If it was a chick that accidentally wound up in the picture would it still be labeled as creepy?
 
2012-12-20 04:12:18 PM
 
2012-12-20 04:13:26 PM

ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?

Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.


If you like slide versions so much, you're welcome to un-de-slide-i-fy the deslideified link. Unless... you're too lazy.
 
2012-12-20 04:14:47 PM
 
2012-12-20 04:15:28 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: So a naked guy on what is most likely a nude beach is "creepy" because some photographer didn't shoot on a closed set. If it was a chick that accidentally wound up in the picture would it still be labeled as creepy?


Depends on if she was hot.
 
2012-12-20 04:16:42 PM
Re: the Hitler shop in India:

I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.

I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.
 
2012-12-20 04:20:38 PM

here to help: ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?

Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.

Actually that website was a nightmare. Should have used the deslidified version. Actually... I shouldn't have wasted my time... because that was stupid, just like most dumb arsed pop culture slideshows.

/glutton for punishment


It was so bad as a website the Firefox blocked it. I had to come here to see the deslideified version because no way in hell was Firefox gonna load it. Chrome even told me to go to hell. Seriously, it's not about coddling, it's about a) slideshows suck donkey dick and b) Bit Defender and both browsers decided that site sucked serious ass.
 
2012-12-20 04:21:39 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: So a naked guy on what is most likely a nude beach is "creepy" because some photographer didn't shoot on a closed set. If it was a chick that accidentally wound up in the picture would it still be labeled as creepy?


This.  It was probably a European beach where nudity is unremarkable.
 
2012-12-20 04:21:41 PM

Uzzah: Re: the Hitler shop in India:

I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.

I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.


www.mindingthecampus.com
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www.goodorient.com
 
2012-12-20 04:21:49 PM

Radak: Hard to call the Pitbull/Walmart thing a fail.  It was cleverly hijacked, resulting in amusement for a lot of people and a lot more attention to the campaign than it would have otherwise received.

/didn't even know who Pitbull was before
//sadly, did know who Walmart was


If I were Pitbull (still haven't heard his music, that I know of) I would have sincerely thanked everyone for sending me somewhere that I hear is beautiful, instead of letting people force me to go to a New Jersey suburb. Everybody wins that one. Walmart and Pitbull get huge amounts of publicity, along with the hijacking site, and the Alaskan town gets a little bit of excitement, and possibly some revenue from the concert (venue rental, local vendors maybe?).

And the stubhub one was priceless. If I had less sense that could be me. I never post anything about work, much less from a work computer, but I could see myself having that thought.
 
2012-12-20 04:22:55 PM

Uzzah: Re: the Hitler shop in India:

I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.

I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.


or the swastika by itself is associated with the hindu religion...

speloona.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-20 04:23:30 PM
ahhh, sorry that is so large.

/that's what he said
 
2012-12-20 04:25:05 PM
RE: the billboard with the fake tweet. Do they think the doctors in tv commercials are real? Or even the "customers" in the ads?
 
2012-12-20 04:28:05 PM

Aigoo: here to help: ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?

Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.

Actually that website was a nightmare. Should have used the deslidified version. Actually... I shouldn't have wasted my time... because that was stupid, just like most dumb arsed pop culture slideshows.

/glutton for punishment

It was so bad as a website the Firefox blocked it. I had to come here to see the deslideified version because no way in hell was Firefox gonna load it. Chrome even told me to go to hell. Seriously, it's not about coddling, it's about a) slideshows suck donkey dick and b) Bit Defender and both browsers decided that site sucked serious ass.


hmm... FF let it load veeeerrrry slowly but my AVs and blockers didn't go off. That's a little worrying.
 
2012-12-20 04:32:10 PM

al-Mundane: ReapTheChaos: Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

 
/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?
 
Yes, because people to lazy to click their mouse button should clearly be more coddled to.
 
Slideshows suck--pretty much everyone agrees on that. Deslide's awesome. It's not coddling any more than aggregating news stories is coddling to people too lazy to search for their own interesting internet content.
 
Not really, it just seems like most people agree because every time one is posted the same dozen or so people post in the thread biatching about it.  I honestly don't see whats so hard about clicking a mouse button.
 
2012-12-20 04:34:32 PM

Rapmaster2000: [www.moluxury.com.au image 850x637]

What a Hitler Store might look like.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-20 04:36:48 PM
I figured the rainbow colored Oreo cooking kerfuffule would have been on the list.
 
2012-12-20 04:38:19 PM
and no chik-a-filet?
 
2012-12-20 04:41:57 PM

Uzzah: Re: the Hitler shop in India:

I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.

I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.


Apparently, this is a thing, and it's getting to be a bigger thing.

Hitler Has a Following in India
 
2012-12-20 05:00:00 PM

Buck Henderson: How is the Pitbull thing a marketing failure? I couldn't give two shiats about either Wal Mart or Pitbull but was still subjected to a week's worth of "OMG look at this LOL!" followed by the thing the campaign promised actually happening with further coverage.

Sure, Pitbull rocking a Wallmart in Miami would be fun for a few people, but I wouldn't have heard about it.


Exactly.  And, even though it was sorta funny... end result was a store got to see this dude, something they'd probably never see in this sorts of contests.  I'm sure no major rock/pop/rock acts every make it anywhere near there on tours.
 
2012-12-20 05:09:58 PM

Uzzah: Fail #21: not posting a deslideified link.

/seriously, admins, can't we put this in the FArQ?


Agreed and thank you.
 
2012-12-20 05:11:59 PM

Polyhazard: Uzzah: Re: the Hitler shop in India:

I was in Burma a little while ago, and there's a minor swastika/nazi fashion movement afoot there.

I saw a t-shirt in a market with a big swastika on it, with the caption "Nazi" and goosestepping SS troops in the background. I thought about taking a picture of it for the "ho ho, look how wacky those non-English speakers are in mistakenly appropriating English language stuff," but decided it looked a little too professional to be a screwup. As I spent more time there, I'd notice kids with similar shirts on, or swastikas on motorcycle helmets and whatnot. I think it's some kind of teenage attempt at irony or playing with taboos or something, as none of the kids I managed to talk to seemed to really know very much about WWII at all and certainly weren't intending to be making any sort of political statement.

Apparently, this is a thing, and it's getting to be a bigger thing.

Hitler Has a Following in India


W. T. F?
 
2012-12-20 05:16:32 PM

chairmenmeow47: and no chik-a-filet?


Nah.

Their sales went up.
 
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