Monday Madeleines – Roundup of Marketing Fails

by Randy Duermyer on May 20, 2013

Marketing fails seem to be everywhere. Are they getting more common, are we growing more sensitive to marketing efforts, or has it just become much easier to share them? You be the judge. One thing’s for certain, they can be pretty darned funny. Enjoy!

Promo Lesson: Business Cards And Cheese Don’t Mix
Now here’s a cheesy idea that just might grate on your nerves. Obviously, (@epromos) agrees.
Editor’s Note: The link to this story was removed on 1-14-2014 due to a suspected malware attack reported by Google.

TweetPee: Is This New Baby App Useful or Ridiculous?
You decide. Do you really need an app to tell you when it’s time to change a diaper? We agree, Meghan Leahy (@mlparentcoach), the idea is all wet.

Lessons From Amy’s Baking Company: Six Things You Should Never Do On Social Media
This story sort of reminds of the Soup Nazi with social media as his platform. What say you, Mktg Science Group (@MktScienceGroup)?

The 20 Biggest Brand Fails of 2012
Makes us shudder to think what the rest of 2013 might have in store. Don’t you agree, @RHSSBusiness?

What’s in a Name? [PIC]
Make your marketing personal, that’s what we always say. This one courtesy of Sarah Ryan (@sarahryantweets), aka First Name.

Video of the Week
Lost in Translation: International Marketing Blunders.

Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite (or least favorite) marketing fail. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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