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What were they thinking?

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Have you ever seen an advertisement and thought to yourself, “what were they thinking?” Some advertisers purposely create shocking and offensive ads, and while they may get free buzz from the fact that they are banned, is it really worth it? Here is a list of 15 Offensive, Banned, and Rejected Ads from around the world that I found online. For some it says that the ads were banned because they were inappropriate for children to see, however, I find many of them inappropriate even for adults! What do you think? Should advertisers put out shocking messages and images just to get some attention? Where should the line be drawn?

Written by ktomaino

December 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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