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FortaCloud adds lingerie clad woman to hosting offer on twitter = instant retweets

At first glance the image of a woman in lingerie draped across a bed staring seductively at the camera seems so misplaced in a tweet about discounted hosting that one suspects the social media manager slipped the wrong image into the tweet by mistake.

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Spotify throws casual sexism into Mother's Day tweet, gets schooled.

"Ahead of #Mothersday, how would you explain Spotify to your mom?" Was the question posted in the now deleted Spotify tweet. As soon as it was tweeted out, people responded offended by the "ageist/sexist" tweet.

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Buzzfeed dubs Bud Light the "rape culture" beer

Remember the Bud Light #Upforwhatever campaign?

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If "grow up Harriet" becomes a meme, blame Protein World

Social media in general and Twitter in particular has become increasingly difficult for brands to find the right tone of voice to use in.

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Clorox tweets an emoji joke about bleach, stains own reputation

In yet another twitter-incident that is sure to make clients even more wary of ever allowing anything to be said on social media without a few hundred focus groups & meetings watering down any semblance of an idea, Clorox managed somehow to come off as weirdly racist with their recent emoji

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True Fruits Smoothies non-apology for "ugly girl friend" black bottle smoothie annoys vegans

As we reported earlier, True Fruits smoothies experienced a very negative reaction to the design & text on their black bottle smoothie, but True Fruits refused to apologise

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True Fruits Smoothies won't apologize for "ugly girl friend" black bottle smoothie

True Fruits Smoothies in Germany has released a fruit juice mix in a black bottle where there's a point to the oblique design. The smoothie looks unappetizing, but is tasty.

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Beagle Street Releases The Pounds, Confuses Adgrunt

This week in London, insurance company Beagle Street decided to "Release the Pounds" in a publicity stunt to promote the finding of its latest survey. £5000 worth of beautiful origami dogs were dispersed across the capital for all and sundry to discover.

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Sainsbury's christmas ad attracts 240 ASA complaints and is Badlanded.

No sooner had the Sainsbury's - 1914 Christmas truce advert been aired, before the Guardian had Ally Fo

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Adobe simply stands against bullying: you got a problem with that?

Just like Intel, Adobe has now had to clarify their position, and have posted "When anti-bullying efforts backfire

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