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Branding Failures

08

Jan
2014

In Branding
Inspiring
Social Media

By Arengee

Branding Failure: Alternative names for the Ford Edsel. Letters of Note

On 08, Jan 2014 | In Branding, Inspiring, Social Media | By Arengee

UTOPIAN TURTLETOP, just one of many names submitted in a series of letters at the request of Ford to help name one of the biggest flops in automotive history. This series of letters leaves us curious to know who else they contacted and who ultimately submitted the “winning” name.

The last letter seems to indicate the Marketing Manager feels the name Edsel is less than ideal – he asks for Miss Moore’s sympathy.

Enjoy the series of letters here

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30

Dec
2013

In Branding

By Arengee

Adweek: The 25 Biggest Brand Fails of 2013

On 30, Dec 2013 | In Branding | By Arengee

From Adweek. Article by Tim Nudd

Arrogant, intolerant, sexist, disgusting, cheesy, tasteless, just plain stupid. Brand fails come in all kinds of off-putting shapes and sizes, though one thing remains constant—the guilty adrenaline rush of ad-enfreude that onlookers feel while watching brands implode for everyone to see.

> Read more here

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