Friday, June 22, 2012

Today in hilarious advertising mistakes

HT David S. Levine: Yahoo!'s automation of advertising based on the content of its photos apparently still has a few hitches, at least for the "get the look" feature:

Text reads: "A man holding spent .50 calibre shells looks towards the Spozhmai Hotel on Qargha lake on the outskirts of Kabul on June 22, following an attack by Taliban militants. A carefree birthday party and night out to celebrate the start of the Afghan weekend were reduced to destruction and butchery when Taliban gunmen stormed a lakeside hotel, opening fire indiscriminately on wealthy revellers."  Perhaps his outfit, which can apparently be replicated with an Express scarf, Prada shoes, and Helmut Lang pants, is of some consolation to him.

So, is this photo now commercial speech?

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