Advertising gone wrong: 23 poorly placed banner ads

Posted on August 12, 2009. Filed under: Internet | Tags: , |

By Adam Maras, Downloadsquad

Have you ever come across an advertisement on a web page that just made you think, “wow. That really shouldn’t be there.”? I’ve come across a few in my time, but it looks like the folks over at BuzzFeed have been running into them left and right; they’ve compiled a collection of 23 examples of web advertising gone bad.feet-ad

Their collection runs the gamut, having everything from an article linking coffee to heart attacks brandishing an ad from Folgers to Google providing “Are you a male virgin?” as a sponsored result to the search query “world of warcraft.” BuzzFeed’s commenters also provided a handful of user-submitted additions to the madness.

Also, if you’re interested in more advertising faux pas, BuzzFeed has compiled 15 examples of poorly-placed billboard advertisements.

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