Thursday, August 25, 2011

Failed Slogans

The average consumer can probably identify many of their favorite companies' slogans. We hear them on the radio or seem them on tv and they just get glued to our brain. Some companies like to change their slogan/motto every once in awhile to change things up while others stick with the one that works. I am here to share with you slogans that failed miserably. After you are done with this head on over to Life by Chocolate to check out an awesome post that I contributed to.....HERE.

Nabisco Triscuits - "We promise you it doesn't taste like cardboard."

Hoover - "We suck."

IHOP - "At least we aren't Denny's."

Jack Daniels - "Whiskey so smooth you'll want to drink it for breakfast."

Nike - "We make sneakers."

Old Spice - "Smelling like your grandpa since 1934."

Poland Spring - "Contains only 7% deer urine."

Coca-Cola - "Pepsi is our bitch."

Jelly Belly - "2 out of 5 dentists recommend it."

United Airlines - "Your safety is our #3 concern."

Mcdonalds - "We'll show you where the beef is."

Sears - "If we don't carry it, K-mart probably has it."

Viagra - "Giving elderly men a reason to get up in the morning."

Red Bull - "Crack in a can."

Trojan Condoms - "Cheaper than an abortion."

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29 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Are you sure that's not UA's real slogan?

DEZMOND said...

Hoover - "We suck."

I like the ambiguity of it ... there are at least three possible meanings hiding there :)

Tony Van Helsing said...

Mountain Dew - Rotting teeth and adding fat since the '80s.

Joshua said...

That Red Bull one is real, no matter who denies it.

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

These are awesome.

Starbucks - "We help you think you're in control of your life."

TS Hendrik said...

That last one was just... wow.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Or how about a very violent version of AT&T? "Reach out and punch someone!"

Ms. A said...

Hahahaha!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

IHOP's is the best. I can't believe that one failed. I think they'd do well.

Thanks for the plugs. Send Danny over when he's ready. I'll find a third.

xoRobyn

danjor21 said...

Well I certainly don't want a singing telegram from Justin Bieber. "Pepsi is our bitch." Love it!
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Sylar said...

hahaha
nice nice :D

Missed Periods said...

I think the Jack Daniels slogan is doing the company a disservice. It also makes a great brunch, lunch, snack and dinner.

AllenTesch said...

Depends-Be(very) young again.

Birgit said...

I Love the "Pepsi is our bitch"...Actually a few yrs ago there was an actual ad from K-Mart, which was pulled off almost right away. I think I ws one of the few who saw it. They were giving out African Ameican dolls (I ca't remember why) but the tune in the background to this ad was ...ready..."ennie, meenie, minie moe...) The person was fired...I am not kidding. That guy should have been slapped upside the head to try to find a brain cell

mjunta said...

LOL

DWei said...

I don't know, half of these were pretty good. Like the Coke, Jack Daniels and the Viagra one.

W.C.Camp said...

I never knew that you must have worked for an advertising agency! HA - fun stuff! W.C.C.

Ting Kubby said...

It's good of sears to give you an alternative i guess lol

A Beer for the Shower said...

Dude, the Trojan line cracked me up. Hmmm...How about a slogan for Penthouse?

Chuck said...

I used to live in North Canton, Ohio...home of Hoover vacuum. In fact I was only two blocks from the Hoover Mansion (as we called it). Actually had a three hole golf course on the property! Everything was sayings about Hoover and sweeping or any related material. Best saying, "That's the breaks of the sweeper city." Of course "you suck" was a close second at high school sporting events!

Al Penwasser said...

How 'bout:
Taco Bell: "Don't See No Cats Around Here"

Kelley said...

My favorite was Coca-Cola's!

Shockgrubz said...

You put me in stitches with these.

julie fedderson said...

Oh, I love the Coca-Cola one! Although from a historical perspective, "crack in a can" could be an interchangeable motto, too.

dirtycowgirl said...

Hahaha.

Missed Periods actually stole my comment.

Pat Tillett said...

I think the Red Bull one would be closer to the truth than anything they are using now!
They are all good...
I was at Robyn's place earlier. Good job by all of you!

Baby Sister said...

That Coke slogan is so wrong. No wonder why it failed. However, "we suck" was hilarious.

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