The Rush Limbaugh Tucson Shooter ad has recently come under fire for its insensitivity and terrible timing (being unfortunately placed near the site of the recent shooting), though it isn’t the first ad to draw controversy for being ill-conceived.
Indeed, advertising has long been fraught with missteps and miscalculations, as this collection of advertising fails demonstrates. So while the Rush Limbaugh Tucson Shooter ad might be the latest dramatic example of a disastrous advertisement, it is not the first and certainly won’t be the last.
Stats for 29 Controversial Marketing Fails
Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 23,662 clicks in 279 w
Interest: 8 minutes
Concept: Rush Limbaugh Tucson Shooter Ad
Related: 107 examples / 82 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 14, 2011