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In advertising, there’s no worse insult than the c-word. That’s right. Cheesy. (Gotcha!) Even in the sea of creative minds that dominates modern marketing, overused phrases and sayings still plague advertisements today. We had each member of the Transformation team report which exhausted advertising hook made them roll their eyes the quickest. We know that ‘hate’ is a strong word, and that’s exactly why we’re using it to describe these cliche marketing phrases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children advising parents on finances, real estate, insurance etc. (We know that your kids are cute, but they don’t need to be in your commercials.)
-Shannon Filing, President

“For all your ___ needs…!”
-Travis Filing, Director of Sales

“Call now!” (It sounds demanding and salesy. I got that you wanted me to call when you gave me your phone number…)
-Lacy Jo Donald, Director of Operations

“Inventory Liquidation Sale!”
-Laurie Fraser, Business Development

“Your one-stop shop!”
-Sawyer Davidson, Sales Coordinator

“Everything must go!”
-Charles Allen, Videographer

“Be sure to check out ___!” (BE SURE! You better be sure about it!)
-Julia Jackson, Social Media Coordinator

“Don’t miss this one-time sale!”
-Rachelle Friesen, Graphic Designer

“Are you tired of ___?” (The only thing I’m tired of is ads that open with this!)
-Laura Barker, Marketing Assistant

Anything that references ‘wheelhouses.’ (Unless, of course, they’re actually talking about wheelhouses.)
-April Kester, Blog Writer

 
If you’ve come across a phrase in this list that you’ve used in your own advertising, we want to respectfully tell you that you probably sound like a bad late-night infomercial. Let the marketing superheroes at Transformation create something unique, original, and unforgettable to make your business stand out among the rest!

WhenAdsGoBad-Signs3

Is it bad that there are so many bad signs out there that we had to write THREE blogs about it?? Maybe its not, because it sure does provide us with some entertainment! We hope you enjoy round three of When Signs Go Bad!

I sure hope they are better at doing tattoos then they are at grammar!

They could have at least added “when you get home” to the end of that statement.

Wait…what?

NO WAY!! Thank you for posting this, I would’ve never know!

Words are not necessary on this one…

Click to see Round One and Round Two!

If you would like to report of an Ad Gone Bad, please contact us at info@transformationmarketing.com.

Note: We are a marketing firm, not a law firm. We are not aware of any copyright laws we may be violating by posting pictures of advertisements that are in the public domain to this blog. This site is just for fun. If you own the rights to any of the pictures or ads posted and feel that violated your copyright, please contact me and we will remove it. If you want us to fix your marketing mishap we can do that too.

WhenAdsGoBad-PhotoshopMistakes

Photoshop is a wonderful editing tool that allows designers to tweak a picture to appear any way they’d like it. It also takes a little bit of attention to detail and training to ensure that you are using it appropriately. In this week’s edition of When Ads Go Bad, we will explore a few advertisements in which the designer failed to give that final once over to make sure everything looked alright.  We hope you enjoy our gallery of When Ads Go Bad: Photoshop Mistakes!

You definitely don’t have to be an expert to see the obvious editing of this lady’s arm! Or the fact that the plate was not in the original picture.

The placement of the bottle looks totally natural. Right?

Man, I hate it when my hand swells to three times its normal size!!

She should get an award for being able to stand on thin air.

I hate to be the one to tell you, but your leg is melting.

 

If you would like to report of an Ad Gone Bad, please contact us at info@transformationmarketing.com.

Note: We are a marketing firm, not a law firm. We are not aware of any copyright laws we may be violating by posting pictures of advertisements that are in the public domain to this blog. This site is just for fun. If you own the rights to any of the pictures or ads posted and feel that violated your copyright, please contact me and we will remove it. If you want us to fix your marketing mishap we can do that too.