Fails

The Worst Viral Marketing Campaigns

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Vote up the worst viral marketing campaigns that failed the hardest.

It's the 21st century and weird viral marketing campaigns are everywhere. It used to be that you could walk down the street and not worry that every passer-by was trying to sell you something. But now, everywhere you look, you've got to worry that you're being tricked by viral marketing. The best kinds of viral ads are the campaigns where you don't even know you're being advertised to. Volvo, Old Spice, and Dove come to mind when we think of companies with the best viral ads, but that's not what we're talking about here.

This list is made up of the dregs of viral marketing - the worst commercials that don't even know what they're trying to sell and the public stunts that backfired horribly. This is the list of the worst viral marketing fails ever.

On a day to day basis, the average person is inundated with a bazillion pieces of advertising, and it's on the companies themselves (or their marketing firms) to make their ads stand out from the white noise that permeates the air. But usually, the disconnect between the people at those companies and the people they're marketing to makes for some epic fails. 

Take a look at these viral marketing fails and vote on which ad campaigns failed the hardest.