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Pace Salsa Twitter Debacle Was a Prank By Comedians on a Comedian Hilarious back-and-forth was, sadly, fake

UPDATE 2: The truth (or as close as the Internet gets to the truth) is finally revealed. This whole fracas was a prank by comedian Randy Liedtke and (we're guessing) podcasting…

December 2, 2013, 1:14 PM EST

Kellogg's Apologizes for Promising to Feed Hungry Kids Only If You Retweet Strings attached

The uneasy relationship between corporate good deeds and the positive PR that naturally comes from them is highlighted again this week, as Kellogg's U.K. deleted a tweet and then apologized…

November 11, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

Bakers Burn Their Brand to a Crisp in Epic Facebook Meltdown No wonder Gordon Ramsay ditched them

UPDATE: The bakery is now claiming its social-media accounts were hacked, and that it did not post the incendiary messages. This claim is not being wholeheartedly accepted by commenters on…

May 14, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

Idiotic Billboard Celebrating Women Shows Three Grinning Dudes in Suits Honorers push out honorees

Your billboard fail of the day comes from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Mount Saint Vincent University put up an ad encouraging people to honor the "remarkable women" in their lives…

April 3, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

16 Humiliating Twitter Brand Fails in One Painfully Hilarious Chart Do not be this stupid

Twitter is a brilliant place for brands to connect with consumers. It's also a brilliant place—unparalleled, perhaps—for brands to absolutely humiliate themselves with idiotic posts. The infographic below collects 16…

March 27, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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…

December 20, 2012, 9:35 AM EST

Game Maker Kills App That Lets You Mock-Assassinate Your Facebook Friends Sexist details push it over the edge

Japanese video-game maker Square Enix tried to advertise its game Hitman: Absolution by allowing you to pretend to put a hit on your Facebook friends for a variety of appalling…

December 10, 2012, 11:08 AM EST

'F This Job,' Writes Agency Social-Media Manager … on Client's Facebook Wall Montana Tourism quickly deletes post

Bozeman, Mont: Great place to visit. Even better place to leave? The Montana Office of Tourism has been in damage-control mode since Friday, when it posted this status update to its…

December 10, 2012, 8:56 AM EST

Kate Moss Airbrushed Within Inches of Her Life in New Fashion Ads Chilean clothier strikes again

At 38, Kate Moss has aged better than most hard-partying it-girls could hope to. But apparently that's not good enough for Chilean fashion line Basement. Having already forced her into…

December 4, 2012, 11:47 AM EST