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Advertising disaster hall of fame: AYDS diet pills, 1982 (video)

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The term “AIDS” was coined later that same year.
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Barilla pasta kinda-sorta finally gets that bigotoni is bad for business

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Barilla will create a “diversity board” and promises “more diverse” advertising. Let’s what they really do.
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Barilla CEO makes video apologizing to gays, for 4th time. Barilla supporters go bonkers.

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Famed pasta CEO suggested gays weren’t “families,” then told gays to go buy another brand of pasta.
Limbaugh physically mocked Parkinson’s patients

“Vast majority of nat’l advertisers refuse to air ads during Limbaugh’s show”

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Limbaugh’s financial problems attributed to Sandra Fluke “slut” comment.
The Super Bowl “God made a farmer” ad has been fixed

The Super Bowl “God made a farmer” ad has been fixed

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The truck commercial that ran during the Super Bowl has been corrected. It now includes non-white farmers.
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Andrew Sullivan goes indie, subscription-based, raises $100k first day

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It is definitely a new era for American media. And I’m still struggling to see it as better.
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Facebook would like you to hate it a little bit more

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As if the Instagram scandal weren’t bad enough, Facebook is now launching auto-play video ads in your news feed.
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13 y.o. launches petition against Easy-Bake Oven for marketing only to girls

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Hasbro’s Easy-Bake Oven packaging and marketing is all focused on girls, not a boy to be found.
Must pro-gay TV ads include gay people?

Must pro-gay TV ads include gay people?

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Who is more influential in a TV ad promoting same-sex marriage, a gay person or a straight person?
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