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Flo Suddenly a Problem for Progressive in Its Social-Media Crisis Charming ad character now insipid

Progressive Insurance is surely longing for the days when the Internet's most pressing question about its spokeswoman Flo was whether she is hot or not.      Matt Fisher's devastating Tumblr post…

August 14, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Soda-Naming Contest Crashed by Pranksters 'Diabeetus' among top entries on unsavory leaderboard

I always assume the worst will happen when companies solicit ideas from the Internet. For the latest evidence of this, look no further than this Mountain Dew "Dub the Dew"…

August 14, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

Siri Misidentifies Poison Ivy as Poison Oak in Apple Print Ad Botanist catches error

In yet another example of how far removed humanity has become from nature, a recent print ad for the Apple iPhone, and its notorious personal assistant Siri, misidentified poison ivy…

July 27, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

Burger King Scrambling After Feet-in-Lettuce Photo Hits Web Three employees fired from Ohio location

It only takes a few bad apples, along with some dirty lettuce, to give a fast-food company some major headaches. Much as Domino's did in 2009, Burger King is now…

July 18, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

Newspaper's Poor Advice for Readers Blamed on Art-Director Fail What does this headline say, exactly?

Today's cover of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Living section suggests that you shit yourself. This unintentional message is the result of a poor graphic effect applied to the headline "Suit Yourself,"…

May 4, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

Ad in Target Circular Either Photoshopped or Features an Alien A dad who really wants to lend a hand

Photoshop fails can range from annoying to awesome. Here's one for the latter pile—a Target circular with a dad who appears to have one too many appendages. The best part…

April 20, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Belvedere Vodka Apologizes for Rapey Ad on Facebook Your social-media fail of the day

Belvedere vodka's recent tradition of whipping up cutesy little ads for its Facebook page hit a snag Friday, when it posted the image above—featuring a dude who clearly doesn't know…

March 23, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Mother's Day Ad Fail How sensitive of you, Tesco

In-store Mother's Day promotion from England. Via @chelseagirl2.

March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

H&M in Social-Media Scuffle Ahead of Its Super Bowl Spot Brand accused of stealing a design

In the worst timing imaginable for H&M, the clothing store is trying to put out a fire in social media just days before it's set to air its first Super…

January 25, 2012, 11:29 AM EST

BBQ Joint Regrets Obscenely Threatening a Customer on Facebook Most inappropriate restaurant post ever?

Alright, vultures, here's the bloody carcass of a fresh social-media meltdown for you to pick over. A barbecue restaurant in Atlanta called Boners lived up to its name this week…

January 11, 2012, 10:26 AM EST

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