In March 2013 Ford Motors experienced an unexpected PR disaster when the team from creative agency JWT India released an unapproved ad on internet showing Silvio Berlusconi tying up and gagging scantily clad women in the trunk of his car.Ford isn't the only company that had to answer the controversial unapproved ads going out in the public.In these post we are showcasing 15 ads for which big brands had to answer and apologize. Don't miss reading our earlier posts on advertising.
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FORDFord Figo ad was posted on Ads of the world by JWT India team. Ad wasn't meant to be distributed.Both WPP Group and Ford apologized.
OREOKraft USA stated that Cheil Worldwide, Korea created this ad for one time use at an advertising forum. Titled as "Milk's Favorite Cookie" was posted on Ads of the World in 2012.
WORLD WILDLIFE FUNDThe 2009 ad by DDB Brazil showed planes flying at twin towers and the text 100 times more people died in 2004 tsunami than 9/11 tried to justify the image.
WWF condemned ad saying it has not authorized the production or publication. Here's the commercial below.