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Marketing Mishaps, Branding Blunders, Advertising Abberations

Nov 5, 2020

In our latest episode we recounted some of history's biggest branding blunders. (If you haven't listened yet, check it out here.) From iconic mistakes like New Coke to modern disasters like Pepsi's tone deaf protest ad with Kendall Jenner, we not only rank what went wrong, but with the help of Laura Rees of, we looked at WHY they failed.

Check out some links below to some of the ads we talk about in the episode. 

Here's the full-length version of the ridiculous Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial. We love the nod by the cop at the end, the power of Pepsi changing his mind.

Here is the kick ass Casa Sanchez logo we mentioned on the episode. Who wouldn't get this as a tattoo for free food for life?!?

Host Felicia Gillespie thought the "I've fallen and I can't get up!" catchphrase for Life Call / Life Alert was an embarrassment that tarnished their brand. What do you think of the cringeworthy commercial?

i've fallen and i can't get up

Dove soap brought up memories of racist soap ads with some of their recent campaigns. WTF were they thinking?

dove soap is racist 

Let us know what you think about some of these campaigns! What others would you include on this list?