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22 Inappropriate Ad Techniques

From Flipping-Off Leader Ads to Dazzling Dung Campaigns

— July 10, 2013 — Marketing
While some marketers choose to keep their ads politically correct, these inappropriate ad techniques are opting to cross the line as a method to draw in viewers with its shocking and socially unacceptable themes.

Creating a print advertisement or commercial that utilizes crude messages or inappropriate situations is definitely one way to catch a viewer's attention. Whether you appreciate the humor or simply despise the content, there's no denying the fact that these shocking ad techniques are the ones that will stick around in your memory. From campaigns showcasing world leaders giving their middle fingers to posters that are crudely suggestive, these inappropriate ad techniques will certainly make an impression on viewers with its misbehaving content.
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Innuendo Ads
Innuendo Ads
The 'Ultimate Sack: Ultimate Infomercial' Features Willy Hays
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Inappropriate Yawning Ads
Inappropriate Yawning Ads
The KFC Coffee Campaign Keeps People Awake to Avoid Troubles
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Morbid Wildlife Park Ads
Morbid Wildlife Park Ads
Bratislava Zoo Campaign Encourages People to Meet the Animals They Wear
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Ruthless Beverage Campaigns
Ruthless Beverage Campaigns
Oak Chocolate Milk Will Kill Your "Hungrythirsty" Craving
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Self-Deprecating Campaigns
Self-Deprecating Campaigns
The Banned Lancia Duster Commercial is Oddly Funny
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Misbehaving Offspring Ads
Misbehaving Offspring Ads
The Motorola Video Baby Monitor Campaign Depicts Bad Behaviours
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Crude Mafiads
Crude Mafiads
New York Pizza Mafia Commercials
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15
Inappropriate Pipe Posters
Inappropriate Pipe Posters
The Off-Center Drag Machine Campaign is Suggestively Phallic
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Dazzling Dung Campaigns
Dazzling Dung Campaigns
The Pledge Turd Ad Takes the Challenge of Burnishing Excrement
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Sexual Predator Ads
Sexual Predator Ads
The Baby Can Wait Campaign Teaches Girls About Healthy Relationships
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Inflight Complainer Ads
Inflight Complainer Ads
The Ryanair Campaign Tells Cheap Whiners to 'Shut the F*ck Up'
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Inappropriately Mispronounced Ads
Inappropriately Mispronounced Ads
The Cockburn's Port Campaign Pokes Fun at Itself
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Rebellious Wedding Ads
Rebellious Wedding Ads
These She Magazine Marriage Ads are Both Rude and Loving
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Inappropriately Funny Animal Humor
Inappropriately Funny Animal Humor
TMF 'Reincarnation Sucks' Campaign
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Role-Reversal Condiment Ads
Role-Reversal Condiment Ads
Gioni’s Naughty Ads Feature a Role Reversal for Sauce and Human
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Leggy Car Rental Ads
Leggy Car Rental Ads
Long Limbed Models and Elite Promise to Get You ‘There' Faster
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Clever Adtography
Clever Adtography
Ken Anderson's Amusing Photographic Campaigns
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Crude Alcohol Advertising
Crude Alcohol Advertising
This Bundaberg Five Campaign has an Edgy Sense of Humor
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Opposite Sexvertising
Opposite Sexvertising
Chanel Sells Women's Bags With Hunky Male Models
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Controversial Infant Occupations
Controversial Infant Occupations
The Publicis Conseil LICRA Campaign Ruffles a Few Feathers
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Flipping-Off Leader Ads
Flipping-Off Leader Ads
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issues
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Banned Shockvertisements
Banned Shockvertisements
Overly-Morbid Print Ads
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