This poorly placed advertisement takes away from what is happening in this ad! At first glance, this bus quite obviously belongs to some kind of robot baby-making facility.
But then you realize that a marketing error is all this is — one so bad you forget what exactly it was you were looking at, to begin with!
Can’t Get Through
Although it may seem as though someone's bag is covering the ad's phone number, that’s not the case. Nope, this company has, in fact, placed that orange backpack right over the last few digits of their number. This is a marketing fail, one that had to have at least gone through a couple of people to make it to the bench.
How do you expect to get business if no one knows how to get a hold of you in the first place? The bag also makes zero sense in the context of the ad, anyway.
Lost in Translation
Someone at this company took the easy way out when they were asked to translate a sign for this company. Instead of using a book or even Google, they went to a translator service. They typed in whatever this sign was supposed to say, and what they received in return was... a solid gold marketing fail!
The website they were using couldn't connect, and someone either wasn't paying attention or didn't know English that well because this is awkward! Hopefully, some kind-hearted tourists helped them out by pointing out the error.
Out of Order
This is another case of someone not thinking about how people read from left to right before reading from top to bottom. So, it seems as though this signage says, “SASA LELE,” whatever that may be. Luckily, it looks easy enough to rearrange the letters.
Hopefully, the manager realized that was the issue when that sale wasn’t bringing in any customers. Or maybe it was the manager who put it up in the first place?
Many of the people who ran into this marketing fail felt that it made no sense. But, even worse is the fact that some felt like the takeaway from this ad is that the thing that's for lunch is, well... you.
Combine that with the fact that there is no food pictured here, and the only thing on the poster is a picture of a woman, and you'll understand why people came to that conclusion.