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As we can all imagine, coming up with a brilliant ad that resonates with people is quite challenging. It requires a great deal of creativity and other factors in order to create commercials that linger in our minds, logos that we always recognize, soundtracks that will play in our heads, or billboards that complete their surroundings. These can become masterpieces and even part of popular culture themselves, capable of transforming a small business into a successful beast.

On the other hand, there are the ads that leave us indifferent. We've seen them, we acknowledge their existence... and we quickly forget about them. However, there exists another group within the marketing world — ads that have failed miserably. We witness numerous failures in this realm, ranging from unfortunate word choices in slogans, poor graphic design decisions to coincidental ad placements that convey a completely different story than their creators intended.

Today, we have selected a fresh assortment of these gems that have transformed from marketing creations into hilarious memes, injecting a dose of laughter into the regular lives of those who stumble upon them and later share them with a larger audience.

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This Church Has Some Rather Unfortunate Ad Placement For Its Bible Camp

This Church Has Some Rather Unfortunate Ad Placement For Its Bible Camp

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As mentioned before, there may be plenty of reasons why some advertisements fail. Sometimes it's simply an unfortunate coincidence. The marketing team ensures that the ad is of the best quality, but then the final product ends up in the wrong place, ruining everything the authors worked so hard to convey. In other cases, it's clear from the start that something went wrong, and the ad makes no sense. This category includes slogans with double meanings or tragically selected words.

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That's The Best Photo They Could Get Of A Kid Getting A Haircut

That's The Best Photo They Could Get Of A Kid Getting A Haircut

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We must also distinguish between a design that may be intentionally humorous or provocative and one that is genuinely a design failure or ineffective in its messaging. We all enjoy a bit of dark humor and silly jokes. The truth is, some marketing failures get away with it because no one can believe that anyone would intentionally release something so bad to the public... So maybe it's not bad at all? Maybe it's just creative?

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#7

This Pillow Is So Good You'd Rather Use Your Hands To Sleep On

This Pillow Is So Good You'd Rather Use Your Hands To Sleep On

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#8

The Girl In This Advertisement Looks Like A Stroke Victim

The Girl In This Advertisement Looks Like A Stroke Victim

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#9

It Doesn't Look Like It Was Repaired

It Doesn't Look Like It Was Repaired

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Now, intentional or not, a bad advertisement doesn't have to be a total failure. How can we call it a failure when it spreads like wildfire across the internet, making the advertised product even more popular than if the promotion had been decent and “okay”? In the end, it doesn't matter what they say; what's important is that they're talking at all! This holds true when it comes to this topic.

#10

This Is Fanta Advertisement, And Something Is Wrong With Her Arm

This Is Fanta Advertisement, And Something Is Wrong With Her Arm

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#11

There's An Optometrist Business Near My House That Has This Giant Poster Outside Advertising Colored Contacts. It Seems To Have Aged In A "Is That A Demon?" Way

There's An Optometrist Business Near My House That Has This Giant Poster Outside Advertising Colored Contacts. It Seems To Have Aged In A "Is That A Demon?" Way

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DooooCrime
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like a jump scare demon from an early 2000's youtube prank video you send to your friends.

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#12

The Head Of This Advertisement Should Probably Be Fired

The Head Of This Advertisement Should Probably Be Fired

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THE ITALIAN WHO WENT TO MALTA(Must be read with an Italian accent) One day ima gonna Malta to bigga hotel. Ina morning I go down to eat breakfast. I tella waitress I wanna two pissis toast. She brings me only one p**s. I tella her I want two p**s. She say go to the toilet. I say you no understand, I wanna two p**s onna my plate. She say you better no p**s onna plate, you sonna ma b***h. I don’t even know the lady and she call me sonna ma b***h. Later I go to eat at the bigga restaurant. The waitress brings me a spoon and knife but no fock. I tella her I wanna fock. She tell me everyone wanna fock. I tell her you no understand. I wanna fock on the table. She say you better not fock on the table, you sonna ma b***h. So I go to my room inna hotel and there is no shits onna my bed. Call the manager and tella him I wanna s**t. He tell me to go to the toilet. I say you no understand. I wanna s**t on my bed. He say you better nog s**t onna bed, you sonna ma b***h.

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In conclusion, for better or worse, there will always be some failures in advertising. So, we should all be on alert and look around to capture these gems. They are like real-life memes, adding a little bit of spice to our sometimes grey reality and bringing a smile to our faces on the most exhausting days.

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#13

This Bench Advertises That "No Kid Should Ever Have To Sleep On The Streets" And Then Adds Bars So Homeless People Can't Sleep On The Bench

This Bench Advertises That "No Kid Should Ever Have To Sleep On The Streets" And Then Adds Bars So Homeless People Can't Sleep On The Bench

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#14

This Ad In My Print Copy Of The New Yorker. I Tried To Click It, And Nothing Happened. Total Scam

This Ad In My Print Copy Of The New Yorker. I Tried To Click It, And Nothing Happened. Total Scam

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#15

This Ad In My Town Scorched Out By The Sun, Looks Like A Poster From A Horror Movie

This Ad In My Town Scorched Out By The Sun, Looks Like A Poster From A Horror Movie

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#17

This Advertisement Was In A Parenting Magazine, And It Was For Yogurt

This Advertisement Was In A Parenting Magazine, And It Was For Yogurt

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#18

I Don't Even Know What Is This

I Don't Even Know What Is This

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, but why are you a dog? And is that a megalodon or a model sub? So many questions.

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#19

A New Movie Coming Out: "Lemen The Gent" Directed By The Guy

A New Movie Coming Out: "Lemen The Gent" Directed By The Guy

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#20

That Could've Been A Nice Ad For Linux Or Something

That Could've Been A Nice Ad For Linux Or Something

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#21

They Should've Tried A Little Bit More With This Ad

They Should've Tried A Little Bit More With This Ad

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#22

I Got This Ad On A Snapchat. Just Look At This Cat

I Got This Ad On A Snapchat. Just Look At This Cat

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the notorious trash cat gang, which also includes masked cat with tiny hands and stinky striped cat. Still a 10/10 cat.

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#24

People Are Going Crazy Over This Hardee's Ad In Pakistan

People Are Going Crazy Over This Hardee's Ad In Pakistan

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#25

This Ad On Facebook For Permanent Makeup

This Ad On Facebook For Permanent Makeup

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#28

This NYC Subway Ad With Six Hands

This NYC Subway Ad With Six Hands

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#30

Vote For Me

Vote For Me

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#31

This Bus Ad That Will Catch Your Attention

This Bus Ad That Will Catch Your Attention

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#32

Sandwich Board Advertising Seniors Day But Because Of This Fastener Placement, It Looks Creepy

Sandwich Board Advertising Seniors Day But Because Of This Fastener Placement, It Looks Creepy

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#33

Finally, A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

Finally, A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

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#34

Face That's Too Handsome So It Doesn't Need A Mask On

Face That's Too Handsome So It Doesn't Need A Mask On

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#37

This Unfortunate Placement Of A Handle

This Unfortunate Placement Of A Handle

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#38

Stop Putting Images Of People On The Stairs

Stop Putting Images Of People On The Stairs

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#40

Spotted On My Way Into Manchester This Morning

Spotted On My Way Into Manchester This Morning

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