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Tag: apology
And worst Black Friday marketing goes to this clothing brand and their ‘Rape Us Now’ offer [pic]
Posted by on Dec 3rd, 2015

There are brand fails and then there are next level brand fails like this Singapore online clothing company who did very badly with their Black Friday sales marketing. SuperGurl fashion has apologised after it caused… Read More »

Journalist fired after being filmed deliberately tripping and kicking fleeing refugees
Posted by on Sep 9th, 2015

UPDATE: the journalist is sorry and said she thought she was being attacked. Yes roll your eyes at this mess of an excuse. “I just thought that I was attacked and I have to protect… Read More »

James Bond author causes outcry for saying Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007
Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2015

A whole bunch of people were upset yesterday after James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz, said in an interview that actor Idris Elba was ‘too street’ to be the next Bond. He has since issued an… Read More »

Bic SA’s ‘think like a man’ Women’s Day ad is not going well [pic]
Posted by on Aug 11th, 2015

It was Women’s Day on Sunday and of course there were plenty of brands showing their support and creating ads or campaigns. Some were better than others, but the folks doing the marketing for Bic… Read More »

Recovered alcoholic PJ Powers not happy with TOPS liquor store allegedly using her name to market booze
Posted by on Jun 22nd, 2015

Marketing fail of the day belongs to a TOPS liquor store who clearly didn’t think things through for a marketing campaign using the words ‘PJ POWERS‘ to promote the sale of alcohol. You see PJ… Read More »

Derik Watts & The Sunday Blues are hilariously cutting off hipster top knots [video]
Posted by on Feb 20th, 2015

If you havn’t seen it yet then have a look at the latest Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues prank. I hate using the world viral, but it’s actually made it onto rather large overseas… Read More »

Feed A Child SA ad withdrawn – outrage over white woman feeding a black child like a dog [video]
Posted by on Jul 9th, 2014

A new campaign ad for Feed A Child SA, meant to raise awareness about malnutrition, has been withdrawn from television after complaints and critisism. The NGO has issued an apology saying it was not intended… Read More »

Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/12/2013
Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2013

Justine Sacco, a US executive for a major media company, caused mass outrage with her tweet about Africa. Here’s the full story from the reaction to her tweet to her landing in Cape Town, getting… Read More »

The American PR exec causing an outrage with her AIDS in Africa tweet is landing in Cape Town this morning
Posted by on Dec 21st, 2013

A senior director and PR executive for a major media company in the USA is at the centre of a massive Twitter backlash after posting a racist tweet yesterday. Justine Sacco’s tweet about AIDS, Africa… Read More »

CT Fish Market ad withdrawn after 2 people complained it was racist [video]
Posted by on Sep 5th, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority have ordered management of popular fish restaurant, Cape Town Fish Market, to remove a television commercial after it recieved two complaints. The CTFM ad features a scene where a white actor… Read More »