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“Skinless wieners” and other horrifying copywriting fails

It’s Halloween tomorrow and, as a staunch goth, I feel it’s my duty to dedicate an entire post to it. Today we’re digging out examples of horrifying copywriting fails; from job adverts that encourage happy shitting to the joyful promotion of all things skinless. Let’s get horrific.

 

1. When you’re trying to sell a bedroom set but end up selling low self-esteem and a quick shag…

bad copywriting advert 1

 

2. A condiment made from the liquidised remains of male children…
Bad copywriting advert 2

 

3. Two sisters that want to clean you inside and out…

 

 

4. Durex choose to promote themselves by leveraging the deep-seated horror of accidental pregnancy

 

5. Everything about this ad is horrific. Just everything.

 

 

6. McDonald’s go supersized with an ad asking for smiling faces to shit on…

 

7. The horror of infant obesity is realised in this vintage Coca-Cola ad…

 

8. This ad for funeral services has a horrifying hidden agenda…

 

Do you have a favourite copywriting horror fail? Have you seen any great examples that I missed? Pop them in the comments below!

 

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