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Old 06-04-2009, 03:41 AM   #1
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Worst Sales Slogans Ever: Hi I'm Mr. Alexie and I'd like to punch you in the face!

Okay it's late at night and I can't go to sleep, so I'd just posting some random thoughts.

The first time I heard that quote I was very mad, now ever time I look at the tread's title, I can't stop laughing. It's such a terrible thing to say.

So what other terrible slogan have you heard or can you make up!

So here it goes

"Hi, you might not have heard of me, and I've certainly not heard of you, but if you have a kindle, I'd like to punch you in the face "

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Old 06-04-2009, 03:57 AM   #2
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"You’re never alone with a Strand." is often quoted as the worst slogan in the history of UK advertising.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:09 AM   #3
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Worst slogan ever?

A group of guys sitting around singing "Viva Viagra!"

To Elvis's classic song. whoever sold them the rights to this should rot in H E double hockey sticks.

Hey, thats all I can come up with at 12:09 am.........
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:20 AM   #4
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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Here an example of how commercial people can ruin a good slogan:

We had a campaign to get more people to drink milk.

The old slogan was;

Milk, the white motor.

Short, fast, and sounds good.

But, somebody decided that slogan was outdated (why???) and thought of a new one:

Milk, the greatest discovery of the mouth.

The long and short of it, they scrapped all the new commercials and the slogan is now once again "Milk, the white motor".
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:26 AM   #6
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In the '80s. when the DEC VAX was the leading brand of minicomputer, and "Vax" was also the name of a leading brand of British vacuum cleaner, my American (computer) friends used to think it hillariously funny that Vax (the vacuum cleaner) used the slogan "nothing sucks like a Vax".
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:39 AM   #7
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There was a slogan for pork sausages - "stab one tonight" that was withdrawn due to sexual connotations.

The Australian meat marketing board apparently used the slogan - "Eat more beef you bastards" that was quite successful
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:00 AM   #8
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Irish playwright Brendan Behan was asked to devise an advertising slogan for Guinness. He came up with "Guinness makes you drunk."

I don't think they used it though.

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Old 06-04-2009, 05:01 AM   #9
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In the eighties a refrigerator with an external cold water dispenser was launched in South Africa. The regrettable slogan was "I only use one hand" and resulted in the product becoming known as "The wanker fridge"
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Seen on a gas station billboard: "Eat here and get gas."
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Seen on a gas station billboard: "Eat here and get gas."
So, you think you could run your car from their food
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VW advertised the old bug in the late 1960s as a car that would float. Some wag made a mock up of the ad showing a floating VW near a bridge with a broken guard rail. The revised caption read, "If Ted Kennedy had driven a VW he would be President now."

Otherwise I would tend toward the old Madenform commercials that show women clad only in their Maidenform undergarmets performing a number of tasks with rotating tag lines like, "I dreamed I addressed the UN clad only in my Madenform."
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #13
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that was great!
Wait. You do know thats a real commercial, don't you?

My husband knows to leave the room when that come one.....I go into a tizzy and he hides the remote or it would wind up in the middle of the screen............

Blasphemy, i say, Blasphemy!!!!
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Awesome. I think that might be my favorite slogan of all time.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:28 PM   #15
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At one point, marketers tried to use reverse psychology. The commercials said "don't use this" or "you don't want that". There was even one in the U.S. that had a bunch of celebrities saying "Don't Vote" in an attempt to get more young people to vote. There was much debate over the effectiveness of such campaigns.

I found this video that had a bit of fun with the idea.

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