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10 Marketing Blunders : Electrolux, Coors, Clairol,Colgate and six others

by on November 2, 2017

1. Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux."

2. Coors put its slogan, "Turn It Loose," into Spanish where its translation was read as "Suffer From Diarrhea."

3. Clairol introduced the "Mist Stick", a curling iron, into German only to find out that "mist" is slang for manure. Not too many people had use for the "manure stick."

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Blunders : “Kelloggs accused about packaging”

by on November 2, 2017

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Big Blunder : Prue Leith accidentally reveals a winner a whole 12 hours before final

by on October 31, 2017

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Blunders : Virgin photoshops Simone Botha Welgemoed’s hearing aid

by on October 30, 2017

Virgin Active South Africa health clubs is apologizing after removing the cochlear implant from a model in a promotional photograph it posted on Instagram.

Simone Botha Welgemoed got the implant before she was two years old. The ballerina was crowned Miss Deaf South Africa fives years ago and is an active deaf advocate in that country. [more…]

Blunders : IKEA apologises after advert is slammed

by on October 26, 2017

IKEA has pulled a television advert and issued an apology after it provoked anger in China for being insensitive to single women.The commercial by the Swedish furniture chain shows a daughter being scolded by her mother for not ‘bringing home a boyfriend’.

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Blunders : Will the FA officials resign?

by on October 19, 2017

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Blunders : Dove regrets its ‘racist’ Facebook advert

by on October 8, 2017

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Oops : Those nasty subtitles can bite back : Match of the Day

by on October 3, 2017

An "unfortunate error" in subtitling led to Newcastle United being labelled "black and white scum" during the BBC's Match of the Day 2 programme.

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Blunders : Corporate reputations are easily lost in South Africa

by on September 21, 2017

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BBB : Big Bad Blunders : Ryanair and O’Leary get it wrong in a big way

by on September 19, 2017

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