Top 10 Worst Promotions That Lost Companies Millions Of Dollars

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  • Lots of marketing promotions fail, but none more than these top 10 terrible marketing promotions that lost companies a fortune!
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  • Scott Styles
    Scott Styles 5 часов назад

    Boo hoo McDonald’s lost a huge sum of money,I’m sure it didn’t phase them, they underpay employees because they’re greedy lowlife fucktards, sell shitty sub par food, that has a quality a roach wouldn’t even enjoy, they make billions screwing people out of money, so I guess what goes around comes around...

  • Billy Reed
    Billy Reed 12 часов назад

    I remember a contest that I think was Pepsi where you bought a Soda and under the Cap was a # to Win a prize. The thing was if you tilted the bottle correctly, you could see the number that was under the Cap, if the number was not a winner you simply kept looking under the cap for the right one. Not sure what happened after this was discovered.

  • Arx Fortis
    Arx Fortis 15 часов назад

    9:07 - The Soviets were not "too lazy to compete." Saying so is completely idiotic. Also, it wasn't just the Soviets. A total of 14 countries did. Even so, a record number of countries (140) competed.

  • OverkillSD
    OverkillSD 23 часа назад +1

    Coma guy recovered per this article, which cites a Spanish article that has been removed.

  • Marie J
    Marie J День назад

    Why should you become righteous NOW? 2 Peter 2:4-9 (NIV) For if God did not spare
    angels when they sinned, but sent them to HELL,
    putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;
    if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood
    on its UNGODLY people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness,
    and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by
    BURNING THEM TO ASHES, and made them an example of WHAT IS GOING
    TO HAPPEN TO THE UNGODLY; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was
    distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among
    them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)- if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the UNRIGHTEOUS for PUNISHMENT on the day of judgment. I know it is hard to do what is right all the time, but I want to warn you, so that you have time to change. Love ya!

  • Anastasia Excerpt
    Anastasia Excerpt День назад

    Cascade does about-face on stubby size
    Posted 28 Oct 2008, 5:50pm

    Beer drinkers are hailing a victory against brewing giant Fosters over a pricing scandal linked to the downsizing of their favourite stubby.

    A sales manager from the Fosters-owned Cascade Brewery in Hobart today admitted "we got it wrong".

    Cascade was accused in March of making a stealthy grab for more profits when it reduced the size of its 375ml twist-top Pale Ale stubby by 45ml to a sleeker "European-style" 330ml bottle without changing the price.

    Cascade spokeswoman Liz McLachlan today said the carton price of the 330ml prise-top bottles, at the time of their launch, dropped by $4.27 per carton in Tasmania but stayed the same on the mainland.

    "There was a wholesale price reduction in Tasmania, but not anywhere else," Ms McLachlan said.

    The brewer is promising to sell the resurrected 375ml stubby at its 330ml price.

    But Tasmanians are set to benefit ahead of mainlanders again.

    Cascade sales manager Dom Bury said Tasmanians would be the first to access the return of the 375ml stubby from early November.

    But the rest of Australia will follow "during 2009", he said.

    Mr Bury put a positive spin on the about-face today as his team shouted beers at several Hobart pubs.

    He said he was celebrating the change back after listening to beer drinkers who had not liked the change in size and said they preferred an easy twist top opening cap.

    "We got it wrong, which is something we regret, and now we're fixing it," he said.

    The move to reduce the stubby size - yet maintain the same price - resulted in a massive drop in sales with some outlets reporting a 50 per cent drop-off in sales.

    Several website protests sprung up in outrage.

  • Jesse
    Jesse День назад

    I can't imagine how dumb you would have to be to not pre-empty the garbage-disaster that would result from releasing that many freaking balloons! Where did they think they were going to go? To heaven? lol wtf

  • Karl Junker
    Karl Junker День назад

    Stopped watching at 4:07 "Markers don't know the basics"

  • Steve Perrin
    Steve Perrin День назад

    Top 10 Worst Promotions That Lost Companies Millions Of Dollars
    No 9 - "Walkers crisps had to pay £660,000".
    So neither dollars or millions then? Shouldn't be on the list.
    Also, they sold millions of packets of crisps (they sell in average over 10 million a day) for people to have a go at guessing, they made a lot of money from the promotion, not lost it.
    "You could argue it ended up working as a marketing promotion since it made people remember the name Walkers crisps"
    You could also argue that Walkers crisps have been unbelievably well known in the U.K. since they began production in 1948, long before this promotion and was very much remembered before it and they hold the majority of crisp sales in the U.K. too.

  • Vikanshu Kumar
    Vikanshu Kumar День назад

    At 3:23 wtf??🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Tornadotommy
    Tornadotommy День назад


  • Weißer Wolf
    Weißer Wolf День назад

    I remember as a kid eating McDonald for a week or two..maybe three every night in 84, to the point we all got sick of it. Scratching those little tabs, and getting a coke or a small fry. Its hard to believe they lost money since if we won a small coke, or even a Big Mac we still had to by the rest of the meal for the entire family.

  • Moo Bear
    Moo Bear День назад

    Acting as though the Soviets weren't intentionally attacking McDonalds by boycotting the Olympics.

  • Ashutosh Mishra
    Ashutosh Mishra 2 дня назад

    3:25 Arvind Kejriwal Manish Sisodia Delhi CM and Deputy CM are there in the video

  • Wille Brim
    Wille Brim 2 дня назад

    I heard the kfc was a bit of an attack from head office to franchise owners. Planed and known ahead of time.

  • opsimathics
    opsimathics 2 дня назад

    that's alright, jagermeister rich vomit flavor puts people in a coma all the time

  • Easy way
    Easy way 2 дня назад

    He is our kejoo😂😂😂

  • Ashley-A
    Ashley-A 2 дня назад

    Titanic 😂🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • van dang
    van dang 3 дня назад

    I remembered when Pepsi had a billion dollar promotion and someone could win a billion dollars... So the person that got selected gonna win right? Wrong...! The person had like a 10 digit number/letter code and they had a monkey picked out 10 number/letter combination.. And if it matched, then he/she would win the billion.... I was very young then, and dont quite remember the details, but it kinda went something like that... But even as a young child, I felt that the promotion was total bullshit and felt like I was cheated! The whole community was excited about it and all watched on live television to see who was the lucky billion dollar winner.. Turned out to ve a load of bull! The chance to win it was next to nothing.

  • ezzz9
    ezzz9 3 дня назад +1

    History is full of these. The egg coalition came up with. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. to sell more eggs. Now people believe this it a true fact of good heath. Nostradamus writings. when the printing press became easy and cheap to print books. company's bought up copyrights to print old books. When they got to what he wrote. they asked there marketing to come up with a way to sell his gibberish. After all converting Latin to English never works right. So they said. Say he is a profit and these are his productions for the future. Now people think this is true and the few sad lines, people connect out of several volumes of books. proves there pathetic point. Hister was a river near where he lived. not a German madman. Rivers do rise and fall. After all if you're a profit, you should be able to spell his name right. But no profit has ever won the lottery. But marketing company's rake it in with coming up with stupidity people belive.

  • TessaTheGameFreak
    TessaTheGameFreak 3 дня назад

    So is Walkers just Lays in another nation, or something?

  • anoapnKa
    anoapnKa 3 дня назад


  • Teh Hyper Gamer
    Teh Hyper Gamer 3 дня назад

    Is Walkers the British branch of Lays???

  • Ruari Cornford
    Ruari Cornford 3 дня назад

    Ahahah why's there a picture of Sean Dyche? 6:25

  • abhimanyu Negi
    abhimanyu Negi 3 дня назад +1

    he he kejriwal🤣🤣😄😝

  • Shrechuum
    Shrechuum 4 дня назад

    About the apple giveaway. I got that U2 for free. Haven't paid a single penny for songs. Mostly because I pirate it

  • Yuju Ti
    Yuju Ti 4 дня назад

    I’m from Taiwan and Duracell entered Taiwanese market when I was a kid. They had a pink bunny in their commercials. When I moved to US at age 25 and saw Energizer bunny, I thought “wow what an ugly copycat! Duracell bunny is way cuter!” It took me a long time to realize Energizer bunny was actually the original.

  • Mr. Leiduowen
    Mr. Leiduowen 4 дня назад

    7:05 OMG, I wanna deliver pizza to this office on a daily basis!

  • Michelle Snowball
    Michelle Snowball 4 дня назад

    Hoover and the New York flights is another famous promotion that lost millions - and flooded the marketplace with crap products!

  • sledchick01
    sledchick01 4 дня назад

    5 ads in a an 11 minute video THUMBS DOWN ! assholes

  • Anthony Citrano
    Anthony Citrano 5 дней назад

    Your math on the Pepsi debacle is off by about two orders of magnitude.

  • Darth Nick 2005
    Darth Nick 2005 5 дней назад

    As soon as you said the energizer bunny I got a ad from the,

  • james rathbun
    james rathbun 5 дней назад

    6 ads in a 11 minute video... Come on now.

  • Dangerous Dandy
    Dangerous Dandy 5 дней назад

    At that time people were angry at Pepsi co. in the Philippines. So much so that people threw stones at the Pepsi co. delivery truck. Nationwide boycott of Pepsi as its height during that time. Coke become number one... I wonder if Pepsi sales recovered to this day? People understood that Pepsi were fooling people. Thats why criminal cases were filed. No need to promote products if the product is good and priced reasonably. By word of mouth alone... that the product is best will surely help its sales to shoot up.

  • u wot meme 2004
    u wot meme 2004 6 дней назад

    6:26 thats shaun fucking dyche

    hes manager of burnley

  • Kasipetch Panthong
    Kasipetch Panthong 7 дней назад

    Tesco is in Thailand to

  • ben gib
    ben gib 8 дней назад

    I didnt know anyone won this shit, thought it was all a scam like mcdonalds monopoly

  • Todd Lasseigne
    Todd Lasseigne 8 дней назад

    oh man that slide commercial was of the chain... i dont even have a cat but i want some kitty litter....damm!

  • jayme penner
    jayme penner 8 дней назад


  • Jakub Terchovan
    Jakub Terchovan 8 дней назад

    The worst mistake was to watch the whole video.

  • Luke Harvey
    Luke Harvey 9 дней назад

    6:27 lol hello Sean Dyche

  • Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker
    Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker 9 дней назад

    Rioting Filipinos 😂

  • Michael Vaughan-Albert
    Michael Vaughan-Albert 9 дней назад

    Back when I worked at Blockbuster, they ran a promotion where you could get a "One-Week Movie Pass" that gave you unlimited rentals for $10. It paid for itself after just two rentals. We were told to sell it for literally like 4 days before corporate issued an emergency memo telling us not to sell it anymore because it was hugely unprofitable. But Blockbuster was a very well-run company that never made any mistakes, like refusing to buy Netflix when offered, so I'm sure they bounced back.

  • Dreamwalker Francois
    Dreamwalker Francois 9 дней назад

    Face book

  • CGYT Fortnite
    CGYT Fortnite 9 дней назад

    When you mentioned the bunny I had a bunny ad

  • raggae music
    raggae music 10 дней назад

    How do you drown in a body of water full of balloons?

  • William Carnero
    William Carnero 11 дней назад

    Fucking huge amount of ads in this video

  • Derrick McAdoo
    Derrick McAdoo 12 дней назад

    It obviously wasn't an Apple exec who came up with the idea. It was U2 themselves that pitched the idea.. furthering their world domination-ambitions. Dude sucks the Pope's cock, for Christ sake. Now that's a big-money sell out. (google it)

  • Jordan Ferrazza
    Jordan Ferrazza 12 дней назад

    8:42 not real picture.

  • S.M.Farhan Ahmed
    S.M.Farhan Ahmed 12 дней назад

    Am I only one to notice something unusual at 3:24.

  • Joey Clemenza
    Joey Clemenza 12 дней назад

    The Russians weren’t lazy. They boycotted over political reasons and principle.

  • Lweejee Morales
    Lweejee Morales 12 дней назад the worst..

  • HoleOfAssYouAre Yoda
    HoleOfAssYouAre Yoda 13 дней назад +1

    Guys... Bananas was slang for money... they were selling it for money... but people brought fruit...

  • Steve Jenkins
    Steve Jenkins 13 дней назад

    TOO MANY commercials.

  • Debra Davis
    Debra Davis 13 дней назад

    Duracell used the pink bunny in their ads first. Energizer also did after to make fun of Duracell but resulted in confusion. People dont care which is which now.

  • Owen Willard
    Owen Willard 14 дней назад

    Is walkers crisp just a rip off of lays? I’m confused someone explain

    • None Ya
      None Ya 7 дней назад

      its the British version of lays, just like they probably look at our bags of lays chips and think they're rip off's of Walkers Crisps [both are owned by Pepsico, so there's your answer]

  • Kyle Essex
    Kyle Essex 15 дней назад

    Tesco are cheap? Since fucking when? 😂
    On that note, at 7:10 is my local Tesco 😂

  • Short Funny Vids
    Short Funny Vids 15 дней назад

    The way you say stereo makes me want to throat punch you

  • KPD
    KPD 15 дней назад

    Actually, the SU boycotted the Olympics 4 years after the USA had boycotted the soviet Unions Olympics behind held in Moscow.
    To further the discussion, I'd also like to say: SU also did not start the cuban missile crisis, the USA did. They pointed missile silos from turkey directly at Russia, and earned a similar response.
    I get it though, evil Russian ;)

  • StevenP 727
    StevenP 727 15 дней назад

    You forgotten about the guy that is still to this day suing pepsi over there win a military jet bottle cap code promotion thing

  • Elijah cesspoole
    Elijah cesspoole 15 дней назад

    Just because Oprah lives on KFC doesn´t mean it´s good for you.

  • Alejandro Bello
    Alejandro Bello 17 дней назад

    Go to England, predict the weather. You get paid.
    Go to the Philippines, win the jackpot. You get screwed.

  • ItsJustEllery
    ItsJustEllery 17 дней назад

    These people must like Brendon Urie.

  • maeleaf
    maeleaf 18 дней назад

    is that why i don't see Energizer ads/commercials or is it that i don't watch TV?

  • Aubergine Bellen
    Aubergine Bellen 18 дней назад

    5:06 Oh shit! I thought the Energizer Bunny was Duracell till this very moment!

  • cdub457
    cdub457 18 дней назад

    Duracell didn't adopt the Pink Bunny as a result of Energizer's campaign. Duracell used the Pink Bunny first, that's why people thought the Energizer bunny commercials were advertising Duracell. The Energizer bunny was a spoof off Duracell's pink bunnies. Thus why in the Energizer commercials, you see a multitude of pink bunnies all die out except for the one with the Energizer battery.

  • Rachel T
    Rachel T 19 дней назад

    What are pounds in America currency so annoying.

  • P L
    P L 19 дней назад

    Wasn't the only time Pepsi messed up

  • Natalie Harvey
    Natalie Harvey 20 дней назад

    British weather isn't that bad compared to irish weather because we're basically an umbrella for the UK.

  • Caleb
    Caleb 21 день назад

    This is why promotions terms are so elaborate now.

  • Pulse Fel
    Pulse Fel 21 день назад

    this one is kinda limited to ohio, but we got a ice cream place that has a deal every summer to get gas from their places cheap. 5 shakes gets you 50 cents a gallon. when it first came out their shakes were on sale for such a low price you could actually make them pay YOU to pump gas if you got enough.

  • Curtis Tisberger
    Curtis Tisberger 22 дня назад

    And idiot the russians didnt hack (s)election it was the fake hooked nosed Jew BASTARDS...always has been

  • Curtis Tisberger
    Curtis Tisberger 22 дня назад

    MCDEATH...u eat there u die slow

  • Curtis Tisberger
    Curtis Tisberger 22 дня назад


  • kevin
    kevin 23 дня назад

    The mistake would be that you think these corporations pay for that their mistakes, you would be wrong, the consumer pays for their mistakes by increasing the price of their products.....Duh !

  • maxmatt
    maxmatt 23 дня назад

    8:08 What’s a steereo? I’ve never heard of one those before.

  • Kristian Nelson
    Kristian Nelson 24 дня назад

    Anybody know who's at 10:23-25?

  • Sid Zil
    Sid Zil 24 дня назад

    3:24 Mr.Kejriwal?

  • Nekros
    Nekros 24 дня назад

    I'm gonna buy Walker's Crisps. Never had them.

  • Goffy Gaming
    Goffy Gaming 25 дней назад

    When he was talking about the bunny the bunny commercial came up.

  • Leo Perez
    Leo Perez 25 дней назад

    The lil character with the numbers is gnarly

  • Bow Productions
    Bow Productions 26 дней назад

    Oh wow ... well read this book & you'll be okay

  • Sebby V-Chan
    Sebby V-Chan 26 дней назад

    I actually loved that U2 album lmao

  • Avocado Joe
    Avocado Joe 28 дней назад

    As if no one new about walkers before that

  • Dade Motz
    Dade Motz 28 дней назад

    How you gonna use desus like that

  • Carl W
    Carl W 29 дней назад

    It made people remember the name Walkers crisps for years to come? It's by far one of the most well-known businesses in the UK before and after this marketing campaign. Idiot.

  • Josiah Martin
    Josiah Martin Месяц назад

    How did balloons kill

  • blunty1
    blunty1 Месяц назад

    People will do anything to get rich, as long as its ok with their own self interests. Thats why the world is being literally trashed.

  • ChainZ
    ChainZ Месяц назад

    "That cost millions" number 9 660000£ and you didnt say any exchange prizes. So title is already clickbait.... AMAMZING... YES AMAMZING and if u dont get it watch the old intro

  • William le suisse
    William le suisse Месяц назад

    It make me laugh when american talk about russian hackers... you have NSA, an agency way bigger than fbi and cia only dedicated to technologic spying and hacking...

  • Olle Larsson
    Olle Larsson Месяц назад +1

    They couldn't use dry ice because when Ericsson Departed Is there a lot of fun but it's much safer bad cast in Madrid

  • Panic! At the Twenty Øne
    Panic! At the Twenty Øne Месяц назад

    *3:24* Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia! 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    My Indian brothers would know this shit! 😂 🔥

  • cole leytem
    cole leytem Месяц назад

    Can't remember if it was Pepsi or Coke who set a billion dollar prize. I think it was Pepsi but never heard of the winner. No one else seems to remember this event but I knew it was a bad promotion from the start.

  • Michael Tucholski
    Michael Tucholski Месяц назад

    Pepsi points airplane give away

  • Rubber Dub
    Rubber Dub Месяц назад

    The worst promotion of all time was the UK joining the EU for her benefit , the poor little country has suffered from it's mistake ever since .

  • Ninja Gamer_21
    Ninja Gamer_21 Месяц назад

    Thos Walker chips are lays RIP offs

  • Ian B
    Ian B Месяц назад

    With the liquid nitrogen I literally said, “I swear to god did they use liquid nitrogen”. And I was right and then I said, “ oh my god “.

  • Esme Marion
    Esme Marion Месяц назад


  • Anthony Klootwyk
    Anthony Klootwyk Месяц назад

    Um, I actually liked the free U2 album

  • Plasma Doku
    Plasma Doku Месяц назад

    Don't worry guys, Diablo Immortals is about to reach that top 10 real soon.