Top 10 Worst Promotions That Lost Companies Millions Of Dollars

  • Опубликовано: 27 апр 2018
  • Lots of marketing promotions fail, but none more than these top 10 terrible marketing promotions that lost companies a fortune!
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    Be Amazed at these Promotions that cost Millions! The Apple U2 Giveaway - You've all probably heard of this one, the story that made U2 into a meme for years to come. But for those who don’t know, let’s explain it a bit... apologies in advance for U2 fans. Walkers Weather promotion - Quick! When I say British weather, what comes to your mind first? If you answered “Rain”, then you're probably smarter than the guys running marketing for Walkers crisps.
    Balloonfest of 86 - For some people, the word 'balloon' will cause them to have a flashback to the time United Way decided to release 1.5 million balloons over Cleveland and screwed up…Badly. Jägermeister’s pool of death - Ok I admit it, the title is a bit too much, but it’s not that far from the truth. This, again, goes to show that marketers sometimes don’t know the basics. The Energizer Bunny - Now how could a cute little bunny screw up a company that much? Well, do me a favor, tell me the brand of batteries you have in your remote. Tesco and math - Tesco is praised for being a fairly cheap place to shop in the UK, but after this marketing fail you might think that it's because they're just really bad at math. Oprah and KFC - We all know that Oprah is the omnipotent master of our destinies so when she offered people a free KFC two piece meal, we all jumped. Bananas for stereo - Now before I start... this one didn’t cost a lot of money, but it was really stupid on the marketing side. McDonalds Olympics - I do admit that pairing McDonalds and something that requires you to be physically fit is a bit weird, but it gets weirder fairly quickly. Number Fever - Riddle me this, what happens when you overestimate the power of numbers? If your answer was extreme riots and lawsuits, you probably work for Pepsi.
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Комментарии • 3 287

  • art에반
    art에반 2 часа назад

    That’s why I have u2 on my phone

  • Stu Lora
    Stu Lora 4 часа назад

    Most of this is just called promotion or publicity. And yes this costs money.

  • zackington the bird
    zackington the bird 10 часов назад

    I'm an Filipino and when the riot started I still drank pepsi

  • adil faz
    adil faz День назад

    sony batteries

  • Handerborte 97
    Handerborte 97 День назад +3

    Of all the people you could havr chosen! It had to be Sean Dyche! 6:29

  • Ronny Rowe
    Ronny Rowe 2 дня назад

    I once bought an icre cream where you had a 1 in 4 chance of winning a free one; except a manufacturing error meant that they put all the winning ones in a single box. So I ended up with about a dozen ice creams 😂

  • War Torn Heart
    War Torn Heart 2 дня назад

    no new coke? or clear Pepsi.

  • War Torn Heart
    War Torn Heart 2 дня назад

    Worst Promotions That Lost a channel thousands of viewers due to 20 ads in a 12 minutes video.1. Be Amazed.

  • adru78
    adru78 2 дня назад

    In Argentina, when the national soccer team was almost out of Rusia 2018, Noblex promised to refound the money if you purchased a new TV and the national Argentina didn't qualified for the world cup, so all the people ran to purchase televisions in installments... unfortunately for them, Argentina had some lucky and when they were near to enter in the world cup, they ended the promotion, but it was too late...

  • princeken kim
    princeken kim 3 дня назад

    So many trash

  • adtvtx vafaee
    adtvtx vafaee 3 дня назад

    2007 "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" competition- A radio show said they would give away a Wii to whoever drank the most water and a mother died from water toxicity doing that while being ridiculed by the dj's.

  • Rohit Sharma
    Rohit Sharma 3 дня назад

    kejriwal 😂

  • Useless Cause
    Useless Cause 3 дня назад

    Mueller's Pasta had coupons you printed for 1.00 off pasta. There were no limits. I printed out 26 for a total of 52 (spaghetti once a week for a year) The grocery store had a buy one get one off sale but the price of spaghetti was under a dollar - maybe .70 or .80 cents. I made money. Forgetting to put limits on coupons is a mistake a company or coder only makes once. Glad to be of assistance in that learning event. -)

  • crazybird
    crazybird 4 дня назад +1

    My remote has AA’s

  • Roblox Television
    Roblox Television 4 дня назад

    3:16 Did anyone hate "Its Raining Balloons" Song?

  • RikcAvlog
    RikcAvlog 5 дней назад

    Like tmobile tuesdays and dominos

  • maynard elec
    maynard elec 6 дней назад

    I remember that boycott pepsi thing because i am a filipino and that went bad, absolute bad

  • Southern Nights Entertainment
    Southern Nights Entertainment 6 дней назад

    Reebok once marketed the 'Incubus,' a shoe named for a demon who violates women in their sleep. ... It was on this last point that shoe giant Reebok failed spectacularly in the late 1990s with its Incubus athletic shoe for women

  • robert earle
    robert earle 6 дней назад

    The best promotion for walkers crisp was by Frankie Boyle
    " Sir we found a pedophile.
    "oh yeah what was he doing?"
    "Eating walkers crisps"

  • Paul Floyd
    Paul Floyd 6 дней назад

    Surely nothing tops the Hoover free flights debacle
    A marketing campaign so bad that the company had to be sold.

  • Slurp Durp
    Slurp Durp 7 дней назад

    I still have the U2 free songs

  • irishmakbeth
    irishmakbeth 7 дней назад

    when this video started I thought my adblock was broken

  • Frijolito
    Frijolito 8 дней назад

    8:25 nah they weren’t stoned they were tweaking

  • Kirtesh Prajapati
    Kirtesh Prajapati 8 дней назад


  • Jayesh Patil
    Jayesh Patil 8 дней назад +1

    Best part 3:24

  • matt pickle
    matt pickle 8 дней назад

    i dont care IT FREE U2 IM ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST FANS!!!!!

  • Rohan Dasgupta
    Rohan Dasgupta 9 дней назад

    What is Arvind Kejriwal doing at 3:24?

  • Jonar Zuniga
    Jonar Zuniga 9 дней назад

    I remember having a 349 winning cap when I was a child.

  • Debo Nair
    Debo Nair 10 дней назад

    Arvind kejriwal👓💦

  • Patrick Brookings
    Patrick Brookings 10 дней назад

    LOL at number 2! :D

  • Jem Vin
    Jem Vin 11 дней назад

    349 cap controversy from Philippines

  • supreme one
    supreme one 11 дней назад

    As a filipino, NOW I LOVE PEPSI

  • Lengo67
    Lengo67 12 дней назад

    Stupid self promo: After this year's NATO Security Councils summit, Donald the Trump pointed at the NATO Secretary-General and said "He likes me."
    cut to next story
    The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg fraught and distraught when asked "why did you tolerate Trump's ridiculous aggression?", replied "Because it's my job to the the NATO community together!" He was damn near in tears!

  • king of clubs
    king of clubs 13 дней назад

    Who the fuck approve a bazillion balloons being released?! That so much litter!

  • Jordan Pope
    Jordan Pope 13 дней назад

    Walker's chips are just lays with a different name look it up I don't think they needed add for the popularity

  • jds hempfarm
    jds hempfarm 13 дней назад

    @5:08+ failed to mention the Energizer was an inferior battery. The Bunny only reminded me to purchase Duracell

  • Halpin2006
    Halpin2006 14 дней назад +3

    At 8:35, the female javelin olympian looks pretty hot! Most people don't realize that even in the Olympics, the competing athletes try to look sexy as well as healthy. They want to appease the medical coaches, the judges, and the audiences. And also to gain camera time and media attention. With the whole world watching them compete, some business out there will ask for them to model for a commercial or magazine ad. Many olympians don't just want the gold medal, but also the complete Mary Lou Retton treatment (who was a 1980s icon for 4 yrs).

  • Freshest Cline
    Freshest Cline 14 дней назад

    I remember the McDonald's give away.. When I was a kid I won all kinds of Big Macs..

  • noah solomon
    noah solomon 15 дней назад

    0:50 I honestly love that album now. Cedar wood road is really good

  • Weasle 65
    Weasle 65 15 дней назад

    And you get a meal, and you get a meal.

  • The Beast
    The Beast 15 дней назад

    Haha just so you guys in America know, Walkers is the biggest crisp brand in the U.K. They are our Lays and as such the name was already a household brand decades prior to the weather debacle. 🇬🇧

  • Phil John
    Phil John 16 дней назад

    It's MATHS not MATH!!!!! … bloody yanks get it right for once … grrrrrr

  • The Thompsta
    The Thompsta 17 дней назад

    5 ads, 1 video

  • justOnerandomguy
    justOnerandomguy 17 дней назад


  • robroy497
    robroy497 17 дней назад

    Actually Duracell used the pink bunny mascot first and the Energizer bunny was a parody of it. Not the other way around as presented in this video.

  • Pritish Sahoo
    Pritish Sahoo 17 дней назад

    Clickbait assholes

  • Poojan Patel
    Poojan Patel 18 дней назад


  • Adi Nair
    Adi Nair 19 дней назад

    Delhi (India) 's Chief Minister - Arvind Kejriwal at 3:25 why ?????

  • Gaming with Lasso
    Gaming with Lasso 20 дней назад

    is that anthony from smosh? 0:49

  • herbyverstink
    herbyverstink 20 дней назад

    fuckin lame snarky unfunny cunt narrating this

  • Kayvan Far
    Kayvan Far 20 дней назад

    Bunny one is the dumbest I can’t really get how the hell that happened

  • Mahmut Koroglu
    Mahmut Koroglu 20 дней назад

    not buying bitcoin in 2010

  • Marc Richards
    Marc Richards 20 дней назад

    Why isn't Hoover UK's free flights fiasco not on this list? As far as marketing F ups go that took the biscuit.видео.html

  • Stephen Chase
    Stephen Chase 20 дней назад

    Pepsi has the costliest promotion with over $55,000,000,000.00!! Lmfao!!

  • bobo caterpillar
    bobo caterpillar 21 день назад

    7:05 & 10:23 NICE RACKS!!!!

  • Kar1Ma7x 1
    Kar1Ma7x 1 21 день назад

    That just shows that coke is smarter and better than pepsi!
    Not only does their soda taste better, BUT THEY DON'T RELY ON RANDOM NUMBER LOTTO GAMES!

  • Night Ronen
    Night Ronen 21 день назад

    Dude your adds are annoying

  • m d
    m d 21 день назад

    Taco Bell tropical hat syndrome.

  • udit grewal
    udit grewal 21 день назад

    Why the fuck is Arvind Kejiwal in the video????

  • Vegetarian Wolf
    Vegetarian Wolf 22 дня назад

    Apple don't give a F*** what customers want... Still people pays more than $1000 for an iPhone... If that's not marketing & Brand success I don't know what it is... U2 was a small price to pay for trying something different.

  • KiD 504#
    KiD 504# 22 дня назад

    Lmfao . The Bunny is part of pop culture. Energizer would have been gone under if not for the Bunny.

  • Anthony Talak
    Anthony Talak 23 дня назад

    Downvote because Oprah is a joke.

  • The Law
    The Law 23 дня назад

    Like u

  • frankenz26
    frankenz26 23 дня назад

    putang ina, nanalo yung mama ko sa 349, four crowns, milyonaryo na sana kami

  • Bavarian Mapper
    Bavarian Mapper 23 дня назад

    Actually the peso symbol is just the $.

  • rfvtgbzhn
    rfvtgbzhn 23 дня назад

    About the Apple thing: they have about 230 Billion $ revenue and there products are very expensive. So they have huge marketing budget, so spending 100 Million $ plus a few millions for royalties is probably not a big deal for them.

  • Bleckwater
    Bleckwater 23 дня назад

    4:56 a lot of money * a lot of one dollar bills show up*

  • Kyungsik Sohn
    Kyungsik Sohn 24 дня назад

    Frcking go on a strike just because you couldn't get 40k. Typical Bunch of poor country people. Especially philipinos hahah poor little monkeys probably think 40k can last a life time

  • SPQR101010
    SPQR101010 24 дня назад

    too lazy to compete, you idiot it was a boycott.

  • Maylie Morgan
    Maylie Morgan 24 дня назад

    1:11 Brendon Urie

  • Triforce Archives
    Triforce Archives 24 дня назад

    Man, I wish I was there. Then I would demand 40,000. I would get lets see.. 1000 Nintendo Switches?

  • Fred Ragers VII
    Fred Ragers VII 24 дня назад

    The Duracell Bunny came out first! The Energizer Bunny was created as a parody.

  • 19ThompsonM
    19ThompsonM 25 дней назад

    my theatre teacher at 0:36

  • SidneyCritic ComedyHound
    SidneyCritic ComedyHound 25 дней назад

    McDonald's ran one in Australia in the 80s where you had to collect 4 golden somethings - maybe King playing card pics - that was so successful they ran the promotion again after a break. The problem was that people kept the old golden things, which were identical to the new golden things, and matched a lot more 4's than they were expecting. It went to court and I think they had to pay them out.

  • Mike Massey
    Mike Massey 25 дней назад

    Why does he pronounce “stereo” like “steereo?”

  • TotalProductions123
    TotalProductions123 26 дней назад

    Bananas at the time also meant money. Like show me the lettuce. But people took it literally

  • Angelic Felon
    Angelic Felon 26 дней назад

    I hope your having a great day. 🙌 I personally think you deserve it. I just love your videos. 😍 Check out mine. Id love to know your thoughts

  • Morena G.
    Morena G. 26 дней назад

    Always blaming us “Mexicans”.....😑🙄🤦🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️😬(btw being sarcastic)

  • Bee Do
    Bee Do 26 дней назад

    Little Caesars 2018, they challenged America to give away free pizza during NCAA March madness if a 16-seed beat a 1-seed team and they lost their bet... it cost them over $4.3 million in pizza in 90 minutes.

  • Thorn Peker
    Thorn Peker 26 дней назад

    Russia didn't compete in the 1984 olympics because they were lazy, it was to retaliate that when the Olympics were held in Russia and AMERICA didn't compete just because they were hosted in Russia.

  • The Wolf
    The Wolf 26 дней назад +2

    The reason they released the balloons was to beat the world record

  • SCJ
    SCJ 26 дней назад

    Idk about other people but i have always loved energizer batteries because of the little bunny mascot. Probably because I was a little kid when they started the promotion, and included a little wind up bunny that waddled and hit a drum

  • kryceksangel
    kryceksangel 26 дней назад

    I'm amazed you're so stupid. Russian hackers? Hillary lost fair and square liberal idiots

  • kryceksangel
    kryceksangel 26 дней назад

    Poor guy in a comma

  • Eve Lig
    Eve Lig 26 дней назад

    walkers is lays chips in the uk, its a multinational product that sells successfully not because of this promo campaign lol

  • Andreas Söderholm
    Andreas Söderholm 27 дней назад

    The one how designed the RBMK 1000 reactor

  • Joseph A.W
    Joseph A.W 27 дней назад

    Oprah and KFC, what could go wrong

  • Andrew Park
    Andrew Park 27 дней назад

    And this is why you trust interns with NOTHING

  • Shivraj Roy
    Shivraj Roy 27 дней назад

    Why is there aam aadmi party in 3:25 min

  • jurgostuff
    jurgostuff 28 дней назад

    What about Kraft Cheese and the minivan giveaway?

  • aewtx
    aewtx 28 дней назад

    Since when did Duracell have a bunny? I'm doubting Energizer's campaign had that result, because they still use that bunny in all their ads and have been for decades. If it had been a flop, I doubt the bunny would be so longstanding. Are you sure it wasn't the other way around and that Duracell's campaign was the one that flopped and spiked Energizer's sales? As far as I know, Duracell is not synonymous with a bunny, and that bunny of theirs looked pathetic, like a 1st edition that is no longer in use, whereas the Energizer bunny looks modern and updated.

  • Mike Gaddass
    Mike Gaddass 28 дней назад

    Do your research, the Soviets didn't boycott the games because of laziness, they boycotted the American hosted games because the Americans led a boycott of the 1980 Olympics that were hosted in Russia.
    I personally think what goes around comes around.

  • Azeem Azoom
    Azeem Azoom 28 дней назад

    What the heck is Indian politician "Arvind Kejriwal" doing in this video at 3:25???? He ain't a fisherman.... 😂 😂

  • Peachy Potatoes
    Peachy Potatoes 28 дней назад

    I know the Pepsi one!
    I know tons of people who were mad af.

  • Matthew Peterson
    Matthew Peterson 28 дней назад

    Why does the Wlakees logo look like the Lay's logo

  • Rowdy Turner
    Rowdy Turner 28 дней назад

    McDonald's must have gotten that Olympics idea from Krusty Burger because that same thing happened before on The Simpsons.

  • Rowdy Turner
    Rowdy Turner 28 дней назад

    Why did people think the Energizer Bunny was promoting Duracell? I don't understand that at all.

  • TheCleverArachnid
    TheCleverArachnid 28 дней назад

    "Do me a favor and tell me the brand of batteries you have in your remote. Don't have a clue?
    No, I don't have a remote :(

    • TheCleverArachnid
      TheCleverArachnid 28 дней назад

      Someday I hope to afford Duracell and get rid of these accursed Sunbeams.

    • Rowdy Turner
      Rowdy Turner 28 дней назад

      The cheapest kind is always the answer.

  • sexydrummer69 69
    sexydrummer69 69 28 дней назад

    The adds make me want to punch a baby seal...

  • Oliver Klosov
    Oliver Klosov 28 дней назад

    Too many ads in every vid. Unsubscribed.