Advertising f*** up of the year #3. And it’s not even February yet. I think I sense a thread coming on …

Posted: January 28, 2012 in Humour, Popular Culture et al
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OK, so, what can we learn from this, kiddiwinks? Well, we can learn that it’s not enough to design a nice poster for the window of your supermarket. You have to actually make it fit the window. Yep, go that extra mile. Still, at least if you do the hard yards you can avoid being the branch manager concerned, or the marketing manager of Waitrose, now this little beauty has gone viral, eh? I mean, it was obviously an accident, and I understand from a tweet by Waitrose that the sign is now down again, but guys … really?

Um ... oh dear, Waitrose

Um ... oh dear, Waitrose. I didn't know that's how you felt about us.

And now another UK retailer, Morrisons, is getting in on the act, too.

Why do they all hate us poor benighted customers so? It just gets curiouser and curiouser …

Oh dear

Well, we all know customers are just an interruption to a well-run business, but really ....

Any other examples gratefully received.

(With thanks to Richard Ember, and countless others.)

  1. That’s just made me laugh out loud!


  2. Mike says:

    Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!


  3. Pat A says:

    Am crying with laughter – well we knew the big supermarkets thought about us like the top one, didn’t we – and some of their managers are like the bottom one – that one was so convenient, I can’t help wondering if someone ‘helped’ that sign?!


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