03/12/2013 03:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 9 Most Disturbing Marketing Moves Of All Time

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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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Here are the 9 most disturbing marketing moves of all time:

9 Most Disturbing Marketing Moves Of All Time