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A Collection of Marketing That Deliberately Courts Controversy

By: Jordan M - Published:   Updated: May 5 2011 • References:
One of the main goals of effective marketing is to get consumers talking about your product, and it is from that philosophy that these provocative advertising efforts take their cues.

Featuring some of the most daring and controversial campaigns of recent history, this provocative advertising collection explores how sometimes, dancing dangerously close to the edge of propriety can produce some truly memorable messages.

Implications - Some of the memorable ads featured within this list include the cringe-worthy bite mark art ads, gritty celebvertising featuring Megan Fox and the hilarious seductive sumo advertising campaign. There is a lot of creativity that goes into creating these awesome ads, so sit back and enjoy advertising at its finest.

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Traction: 165,592 clicks in 185 w
Interest: 4.2 minutes
Concept: Provocative Advertising
Related: 185 examples / 142 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
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