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American Ad Bloopers

By: Lindsey Erin Heim - Published: Sep 5, 2008 • References: pyzam & oddee
Ads are everywhere, from billboards to magazine pages. They fill our faces with food, fashion and fun ideas. But ad placement can be as critical as the design of the ads themselves, which these pictures go to show. If put in the wrong context, these ads just don't "flow," at least not the way their promoters would expect them to. This article should be a warning to ad execs everywhere: think before you place.

Some unfortunately-located ads are hilarious, some are scary, and some are just plain sad.

Have a laugh or two and skim through these ironically located top 10 marketing tools. Stats for Poorly Placed Advertising Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 112,151 clicks in 398 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Poorly Placed Advertising
Related: 48 examples / 37 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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