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Worst Ads Of 2014 For Boomers

Carol Orsborn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

Yes, we're only a smidge into the new year, but here are two ageist ads that can't be beat, plus some advice to marketers who would prefer to inspire rather than revile this key demographic.

LOOK: Does This Ad Make Fun Of Senior Abuse?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Is Kayak up a creek for its recent ad? The travel aggregator has been scolded for its treatment of an elderly character in a spot called "Stairlift." ...

LOOK: 12 Sketchy Ads That Companies Don't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

When it comes to advertising, there's sometimes a thin line between "fresh and new" and "offensive and distasteful." These ads all certainly land in t...

LOOK: The Latest Weird Ad Targeting Women

Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

Wearing a push-up bra isn't just about looks -- new tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign suggests that your breasts get lonely when they're not togeth...

8 Terrible Super Bowl Ads We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women

Given that a 30-second advertising slot during the Super Bowl can cost up to $4 million, you'd expect companies to be rolling out their best, most eff...

WATCH: Ad Proves Breasts Can Sell Anything

Emma Gray | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

It's official -- breasts (and the prospect of breast augmentation) can sell anything. In case we weren't already convinced, a new Fiat ad has made it abundantly clear.

WATCH: Luv's 'Poop! There It Is!' Commercial Voted Worst Ad

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents

It turns out people don't enjoy watching animated diaper blowouts. Just announced, Luv's "Poop! There It Is!" commercial -- an ad featuring three cart...

Worst Advertising Placement Fails (PICTURES)

Posted 09.08.2011 | Comedy

An important rule of advertising: where an ad appears is just as important as what it says. Seems simple enough, but few ads (online ads at least) enj...

The Worst Instances Of Self-Promotion Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Although private contractors or practices receive most of their business through word-of-mouth and personal references, it's often necessary to solici...

The Best And Worst Ads Of 2008

Wall Street Journal | SUZANNE VRANICA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It took a year for economists to call the recession. Yet Madison Avenue felt the pinch earlier than most industries. Despite an ad-rich presidential ...