Sometimes in the attempt to attract maximum attention to their brand, marketers cross the line between what’s tasteful and what’s just downright bad. Here are some examples.
Does anyone know what this offer is actually for? All the “singles” and “doubles” just leave the reader confused. Simplicity and clarity are key elements of any communication campaign, and this one lacks both.
This advert is wrong on so many levels, but at the time it seemed perfectly acceptable for small children to drink fizzy drinks. Of course, today we know differently and so our perception of the campaign has evolved with awareness. Your marketing needs to be memorable, but for the right reasons.
Sometimes it’s not the marketing itself, it’s how it’s positioned. This juxta positioning of an advert for childhood obesity with an advert for a fast food chain is very ill-conceived.
Here is another older advert that seemed just fine at the time, but as society evolves we look back and shudder. Photographing babies wrapped in cellophane is probably not the smartest marketing move ever.
And finally, it’s probably not a good idea to use an image of a horse to advertise a butchery, especially considering the horse meat scandals that have been doing the rounds over the past few months.
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Apple pips Coca-Cola to the post in the 2013 top brands listing.
Apple is the world’s top brand, worth $98,31bn and having shown a 28% rise in brand value over the past year.
This year, Apple unseated Coca-Cola from the top of the Beast Global Brands list. The beverage company had occupied this position for 13 years consecutively.
Apple has changed the way that people work, play, and communicate, and has set a high bar for aesthetics, simplicity and ease of use that all other technology brands strive to match.
Apple has appeared on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking since 2000, when the ranking first debuted.
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