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.

Chrysler
Chrysler
Which explains why Michael Vick bought himself a Nitro
Chrysler pulls an online ad in which a dog urinating on its four-wheel-drive Dodge Nitro gets electrocuted and goes up in flames, followed by the tagline "Charged with adrenaline."
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

Intel
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