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The 20 Biggest Brand Fails of 2012 A shameful roundup of the year's most humiliating marketing blunders

Judging by the traffic trends on this blog, it seems the only thing more enjoyable than a brilliant, uplifting, inspirational marketing success is a horrible, embarrassing, cringe-worthy marketing blunder—otherwise known as the big brand fail. Every year there's plenty of them—the accidental tweet, the offensive billboard, the Photoshop disaster, the just-plain-tasteless ad. At the link below, we've compiled 20 of the most notable brand fails from 2012—a nice dose of ad-enfreude to fill your evil rubbernecking hearts with joy. Just be glad it wasn't you. And try to learn a lesson from the Harvey Nichols model above and refrain from pissing yourself with laughter. It's not a good look.

Gallery: The 20 Biggest Brand Fails of 2012

 

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