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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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15 worst marketing blunders of all-time

by on September 10, 2017

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Subtitling blunder … Cromer, famous for its crap!

by on September 7, 2017

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Sleaze blunder : Bell Pottinger expelled from trade body for South African campaign

by on September 4, 2017

The penalty follows a controversial media campaign in South Africa that "incited racial hatred".

Embattled public relations firm Bell Pottinger has had its membership of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) terminated.

In a press statement embargoed for 01:00 on Tuesday, September 5, the UK-based PRCA announced that Bell Pottinger would not be eligible to reapply for corporate membership of the PRCA for a minimum period of five years.

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Blunders : “What would you expect from this odious pantomime dame?”

by on August 15, 2017

Alex Salmond has been accused of ‘sexism’ after telling a joke about having sex with Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.

The former First Minister’s Edinburgh Festival gag also mentioned Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and First Lady Melania Trump [more…]