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The 9 Most Disturbing Marketing Moves Of All Time

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9 MOST DISTURBING MARKETING MOVES
During the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, to promote the casino website, GoldenPalace.com, a Canadian man named Ron Bensimhon jumped out of the stands and out of his clothes, and then did a belly flop into the pool. It is undoubtedly one of the most disturbing marketing moves of all times. | AP

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From planting bomb-like devices around a major city to sabotaging an international stock exchange or the Olympics, sometimes marketers go a little overboard. Yes, these nine marketing moves got attention, but it also put many of the “brains” behind them in jail.

If you’re trying to devise an envelope-pushing marketing plan and not sure where shock value ends and criminal behavior begins, learn from these businesses that went way too far.

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