Misadventures in advertising

For the most part, companies hope that their copious ad spending will boost their image with consumers. These campaigns had the opposite effect.

Iberia Airlines
Iberia Airlines
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Spanish national airline Iberia advertises its service to Cuba with a cartoon featuring dark-skinned Cuban women in bikinis bottle-feeding a tourist baby as he sings, "Feed me, mulattas ... come on, little mamas, take me to my crib." The women then transport the baby to the beach, dance for him, and massage him. After an outcry, the commercials are pulled.
Last updated December 18 2007: 12:27 PM ET

Procter & Gamble

Cartoon Network

Swiss newspaper

Google

The Toronto Blue Jays

The European Union

Chrysler

Taco Bell

Jessica Simpson

The Virginia Tourism Corp.

Iberia Airlines

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