Top 10 Marketing Fails: Coke, Ford, Netflix

| April 23, 2012

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Not every marketing campaign can be a success, but it takes a special kind of ad to fail as spectacularly as these. WatchMojo picks the ten most disastrous Marketing efforts in the history of business.

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