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20 Honest Advertisements Telling The Truth About Their Products

These refreshing spins on traditional advertisements, show us what it'd look like if ads actually told the truth about why consumers want their product, or what they can expect from using said products. Sometimes you've had a rough go of it and you just want to eat your feelings away with a pint of Ben & Jerry's; or it's been a booze-soaked night of madness and you wound up at Waffle House at 2am cause you're drunk out of your mind. 

If advertisements told the truth in 20 images.
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Guy Beats BS Healthcare Bureaucracy by Sending 300+ Emails

After being put on a waiting list for way too long and seeing his wife blown off by incompetent healthcare administration, this guy took the matter into his own hands, with some creative emailing and the use of telemarketing software. The world is full of people complying maliciously, like this IT guy who came up with a masterful plan after being told he had to work on vacation.

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19 Stock Photo Models Share the Strangest Places Their Images Ended Up

One day someone asks if you mind being in a couple pictures, then the next day you find yourself in an ad for extra-small condoms. The stock photo game can be a weird one, and these people found out the hard way.

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Woman Points out Hilarious Ignorance of Bathtub Tray Manufacturers

The people who make bathtub trays seem to be under the impression that the people who buy them are in search of a lifestyle of elegance. Sharon Su investigates this incredible phenomenon in the thread below. Also, it looks like they used the blue drink twice. Huh.

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16 Of The Best Or Worst Public Relations Stunts The World's Ever Seen

Even the most well-intentioned PR stunts can give way to absolute and utter catastrophe. Every action is ripe for a fail that we hopefully find ourselves honoring back here at Fail Blog, one day. In this case, we've pooled together some of the world's most notable PR stunt fails, for your enjoyment. And we don't think they'll disappoint. How about that whole LifeLock madness? Todd, you savage. 

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Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Surprise The Internet By Officially Ending Their Online Feud

The online fake feud between Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman was a wildly entertaining spectacle to behold. As fans, we got to sit back and enjoy a couple witty celebrities, engage in the kind of playful, snarky banter we might lend ourselves over to with friends and associates in our daily life. It was relatable. And that was the beauty of it. "Tweet reports" indicate that the two men are calling an "official truce" and will be helping each other out in some marketing efforts. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm keeping the faith that there's some more trolling and roasting lurking around the corner from at least one of 'em! 

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Twitter Thread Will Make You See Why Facebook's 10 Year Challenge Meme Isn't Harmless

Author, Kate O'Neill used her platform on Twitter to encourage people participating in online activities like the recent, trending profile picture aging meme on Facebook, to slow down and think about it critically. O'Neill asks people to consider how willingly posting that information online for Facebook's seemingly sentient algorithm to digest, can have a ripple effect on society as a whole; how that information can be fed into worldwide databases, sold off to advertising agencies, and used to exploit the very people that upload it, without considering the impacts, in the process. She doesn't aim to inspire panic in this Twitter thread, but instead, she wants us to think critically when considering the fast-changing landscape of the world around us. Some solid advice! 

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No One Knows If Denny's Marketing Team is Okay

We swear this isn't an ad for Denny's. We just wanna show you all the weird shit they're posting online. We didn't think Denny's new marketing strategy to appeal to tech-savvy youths could get stranger. Then we found out they've discovered Tumblr. Here's 19 head-scratching moments made possible by whatever the hell Denny's is doing to sell pancakes.

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17 Products That Ended Up Being Massive Failures

Just cause these failed doesn't mean that some of 'em weren't brilliant before reality came crashing down upon the lofty expectations...

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KFC UK’s Chicken Shortage Apology is Actually Pretty Good

KFC UK took out a full page ad to apologize for the the ridiculous "chicken crisis" they caused earlier this week.

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20 Honest Slogans That Offer Hilariously Accurate Descriptions of Iconic Brands

Pretty refreshing experience when you pull back the curtain of strategic marketing to get at what brands are really selling, huh?

Twenty iconic brands get a makeover with funny and very accurate descriptions about what they're really selling.
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T-Mobile Refuses to Let 4/20 Chill Its Volatile Marketing War With Verizon

The notoriously outspoken T-Mobile CEO seized the moment and poked fun at Verizon for releasing their earnings reports on the most acclaimed and toasted and stoned of days: "This is the same company that's made questionable decisions one after the other for the past four years and now finds itself losing customers to T-Mobile on a regular basis," a company spokesperson wrote. "There's really only one explanation… Verizon has been #VerHIGHzon this whole time."

The company then proceeded to repeatedly post a couple memes (see below) in an almost obsessively compulsive fashion; both were posted several times with different text:

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