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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-02-09 06:44 PM
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12. Regardless, it turned coke from an icon to a product in my mind,
and, imho, in the minds of many...

BIG mistake...

How many prodcucts are icons, and how many decades does it take to get that status?




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  -Worst modern marketing disasters? I nominate for consideration: Strong Atheist  Aug-02-09 02:05 PM   #0 
  - Crystal Gravy?  Cannikin   Aug-02-09 02:14 PM   #1 
  - Can't see vidoes on my computer, but the idea sounds...weird... I guess  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 02:16 PM   #2 
  - I've never seen this SNL bit  TommyO   Aug-05-09 07:02 AM   #52 
  - Don't know that it was a disaster, as such,  madamesilverspurs   Aug-02-09 02:49 PM   #3 
  - Well, respectfully, I think it was a disaster. Taking an item that  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:41 PM   #9 
     - Actually, while it was a fiasco at the time, Coke rebounded stronger than ever from it.  cemaphonic   Aug-02-09 11:30 PM   #27 
  - The "Drink Schlitz Or I'll Kill You" ad campaign.  Ikonoklast   Aug-02-09 03:09 PM   #4 
  - Was not aware of that; I am not a beer drinker; I drink other  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:42 PM   #10 
  - MS Bill Gates/Seinfeld ads  GreatCaesarsGhost   Aug-02-09 06:25 PM   #5 
  - incredibly irritating. I run from all things Seinfeld, and this was  Flaxbee   Aug-04-09 02:23 PM   #46 
  - Geico caveman  wickerwoman   Aug-02-09 06:32 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, I like their gecko better... nt.  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:43 PM   #11 
  - I despise Geico and everything about them/it  BlueJazz   Aug-02-09 07:08 PM   #16 
  - don't forget they spawned a great sitcom also.  rurallib   Aug-03-09 09:21 PM   #29 
  - the coke - to- new coke- to classic coke was all a ploy to replace sugar with high fructose corn syr  NightWatcher   Aug-02-09 06:38 PM   #7 
  - Regardless, it turned coke from an icon to a product in my mind,  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:44 PM   #12 
  - Mexican Coke. Still the "Real Thing"  alphafemale   Aug-02-09 07:26 PM   #18 
  - so is Kosher Coke  NightWatcher   Aug-02-09 07:28 PM   #19 
  - I sampled "Natural Pepsi" or "Pepsi Natural" recently, whatever it's called  Orrex   Aug-02-09 09:03 PM   #23 
     - I don't like Pepsi, which is very disloyal of me, as a relative worked for  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 09:09 PM   #26 
  - That is the exact reason (n/t)  mitchum   Aug-04-09 11:13 AM   #32 
  - Urban myth  AngryAmish   Aug-04-09 11:47 AM   #36 
  - The original Zima marketing campaign.  Mojambo   Aug-02-09 06:38 PM   #8 
  - Or goth...  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:48 PM   #14 
  - I'd call Sarah Palin a disastrous marketing effort.  Inspired   Aug-02-09 06:46 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, well I was think about items, rather than the devil  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 06:49 PM   #15 
  - This weight loss product  cloudbase   Aug-02-09 07:21 PM   #17 
  - Ah, unfortunate name/product association... nt  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 09:00 PM   #21 
  - I used to steal those from my mom...  mitchum   Aug-04-09 11:15 AM   #33 
  - Yeah, you could really fill up on those.  eppur_se_muova   Aug-07-09 07:24 PM   #53 
  - delete  eppur_se_muova   Aug-07-09 07:24 PM   #54 
  - Yes! I damn near O.D.'d on those one afternoon!  KamaAina   Aug-07-09 07:28 PM   #55 
  - well, they were around long before the disease  gmoney   Aug-04-09 01:55 PM   #42 
  - One no one's heard of, for good reason...  TreasonousBastard   Aug-02-09 08:36 PM   #20 
  - That IS an epic fail, worse than my example in terms of stupidity,  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 09:03 PM   #24 
  - Reebok's "Incubus" women's running shoe.  bluedigger   Aug-02-09 09:00 PM   #22 
  - Being a D&Der from WAY back, I know what an incubus (and a sucubus, for that matter)  Strong Atheist   Aug-02-09 09:08 PM   #25 
  - At some point in there they changed classic coke and substituted in high  applegrove   Aug-03-09 09:08 PM   #28 
  - Vista  Deja Q   Aug-03-09 09:22 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, what a debacle that was... good, microsoft is  Strong Atheist   Aug-04-09 10:34 AM   #31 
     - I recently bought a new laptop, and really had to hunt around for one with XP. Vista is  Mist   Aug-04-09 11:22 AM   #34 
  - Those evil Viva Viagra ads.  BlueIris   Aug-04-09 11:23 AM   #35 
  - does viagra even need a marketing campaign?  KG   Aug-04-09 12:30 PM   #39 
  - Chevy nova marketing in spanish speaking countries - means "No go"  stray cat   Aug-04-09 12:16 PM   #37 
  - I have heard that... nt.  Strong Atheist   Aug-04-09 12:35 PM   #40 
  - As much as I like epic product failure stories, this isn't one of them  TommyO   Aug-05-09 07:01 AM   #51 
  - The New Coke campaign was an astounding success  conscious evolution   Aug-04-09 12:29 PM   #38 
  - Schlitz beer  KansDem   Aug-04-09 01:39 PM   #41 
  - Fresh Step Cat Litter Commercial  Liberalynn   Aug-04-09 01:59 PM   #43 
  - New Coke Sucked! Worse, Original Coke No Longer Hurts.  MineralMan   Aug-04-09 02:02 PM   #44 
  - Hardee's/Carl's Jr  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-04-09 02:21 PM   #45 
  - Wait, eating 2000 calorie burgers won't make me a badass?  rockymountaindem   Aug-04-09 11:51 PM   #49 
     - lol  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-05-09 02:34 AM   #50 
  - HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD  PVnRT   Aug-04-09 02:27 PM   #47 
  - "This is not your father's Oldsmobile"  Throd   Aug-04-09 11:43 PM   #48 
  - "dynamic inertia"  slutticus   Aug-07-09 10:24 PM   #56 
  - 1980's A1 steakburger ads  Tabasco_Dave   Aug-08-09 11:47 AM   #57 
 

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