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38 Branding Blunders
Problematic Brand Strategies, from Offensive Gum to Religious Co-Branding


By: Katherine Vong (Superstar) Oct 3, 09
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It’s a scary, unpredictable world for marketers these days and sometimes companies don’t realize they’ve engaged in some problematic branding techniques. Other times, well, let’s just say they know exactly what they’re doing—and it gets results.

At any rate, here are some of the most offensive, silly, awkward, and problematic branding techniques, from inappropriate dessert branding to offensive stuffed animals.



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Offensive Magazine Features
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Offensive Splash Pages
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Guerrilla Grocery Labels
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Innappropriate Dessert Branding
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Offensive Candy
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Offensive Video Games
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Abbreviated Fail Branding
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Offensive Viral Disruptions
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Harrassvertising
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Offensive Stuffed Animals
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Offensive Desk Toys
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Drug-Themed Eateries
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Catastrophic Candy Branding
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Catholic Cross-Branding
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Offensive Child Toy Marketing
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Offensive Traveling Billboards
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Offensive Vintage Collectibles
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Offensive Charity Promotions
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