30 Dec '11, 4pm

Why Advertising Mishaps Aren't Funny: As I was reading my copy of the daily newspaper yesterday (yes, my family

As I was reading my copy of the daily newspaper yesterday (yes, my family and I are still traditional newspaper readers), a colourful brochure with coupons popped out. As I glanced through its content, I couldn't help noticing this promotional message which appeared to be a wee bit ironic in my view: For a start, using a glossy, printed coupon and distributing it on a large scale hardly counts as being environmentally friendly. Free canvas or drawstring bag giveaways are also so common that many of us have more "recyclable" bags than we'll ever use in our lifetimes. This begs the question of whether these are truly as resource friendly as they claim or just another premium item. Of course, ironic advertising isn't only about using the wrong means to convey a message. Sometimes, it is occurs due to any of the following "wrongs", as shown in the examples below: Wrong placeme...

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