When marketing is done well it can be a great way to convince customers to spend their hard-earned money and help a business take off.
But these marketing campaigns from around the world caught people’s attention for all the wrong reasons.
Snaps of the hilarious marketing fails, collated by Bored Panda, proved that businesses don’t always get it right.
The examples include UK toilet paper brand Andrex being sold in Tesco, that wanted to celebrate the King’s coronation in London with a (literal) royal flush.
Another store, based in the UK, advertised a ‘price cut’ on their Sangria, which went from £15 to £14.99 – hardly a huge saving.
Royal flush! Snaps of some hilarious marketing fails, collated by Bored Panda, prove that businesses don’t always get it right. Including a toilet paper brand who wanted to celebrate the King’s coronation in London
Elsewhere a confused passerby in the US saw a poster advertising Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, to be eaten in comfortable pyjamas – but the unfortunate slogan ‘BJs in your PJs’ made it sound like something very different altogether.
While a pretzel brand, in the US, claimed to be able to ‘cure anxiety’ with the salty snack – which might be a bit of a stretch.
Here FEMAIL takes a look at some of the funniest marketing fails that certainly made an impression – but perhaps not for the right reasons…
Bargain! A store based in the UK advertised a ‘price cut’ on their Sangria, which went from £15 to £14.99
Saucy! Elsewhere a community activity poster in the US advertised ‘BJs in your PJs’ – which gave a slightly different meaning to Ben and Jerry’s in your pyjamas
Willing to try! A pretzel brand in the US claimed to be able to ‘cure anxiety’ with the salty snack
Lettuce praise him! This church sign sponsored by a tomato ketchup brand left many in stitches in a US town
Deal of the day! An unfortunately cut-off sign in a shop window appeared to be advertising 0% off its products
False advertising! There appears to be some confusion in this US supermarket, where watermelons are being sold from a box advertising potatoes
Genius! This shoe brand appears to have discovered that footwear in the shape of feet are much more comfortable than the hand shaped shoes
Sold! This might be a clever marketing campaign to sell as many beds to singletons as possible
The irony! The Sliding Door Company, in Canada, has push and pull doors at their headquarters
Five a day! Healthy eating must have skyrocketed in this town after a supermarket labelled champagne as salads
Yikes! This branch of Asda in the UK has placed a picture of a child whose face is covered in chocolate where the nappies are stocked – which could lead to an unfortunate mix-up