Sometimes, an ad can be doomed by forces beyond an agency’s control. Sometimes, you just need a better media-buying team. The blog Oddee has compiled a gallery of “15 Unfortunately Placed Ads,” and it’s a bounty of laughs for those with a dark sense of humor. In these days of contextual advertising, this kind of stuff happens every day, but it doesn’t always have to be negative. You could say it helps raise awareness of a job opening in the police department, say, or draws attention to the link between credit cards and flesh-eating fish.
—Posted by David Griner