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Pepsi delays TV ad after tsunamis (IHT)

Is this one of the most unfortunately timed advertising campaigns in history? It must be in the top ten: An advertising campaign based on giant waves in the current world climate.

Unfortunately, Pepsi have threatened to sue anyone who publishes images of the ad, and so it’s quite difficult to track down. But because I’m just the best, I’ve found it for you here.

This 185th post was filed under: Tsunami 2004.






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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 16:30 on 13th July 2005.

Today – six months later – Pepsi have decided that this particular campaign is to rise, pheonix-like, from the ashes of poor taste. Obivously, sensitivity to victims is only allowed to last six months.


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