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Last years banned ads

Every year, the amount of ads that are banned or pulled seem to rise. British regulators are too quick to ban complain ad agency heads and creatives in the UK.
In Sweden - liberal land of the free - more ads are banned as they are discriminating against women. Though nudity isn't always the reason ads are banned - sometimes humour is.

Read more to see a selection of banned ads.

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Body Shop's "Ruby" Barbie doll banned from the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway

Ah, Ruby, you nipless plump anti-Barbie. It's been in every Body Shop window since 1998. First you tick off Mattel, and now you're banned from the Hong Kong rail system. Something about pubic hair & nipples. Or the distinct lack of either. (No, this isn't a banned ad per se, it's just refused from certain media venues, but the Hong Kong transit system is large enough to count for a sorta-ban).

Anti Roddick says it best;

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HBO vs FANTA

Alert! Warning, drinking soft drinks causes funny hair. and apparently, so does TV.

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Swat that Bug!

Now this bugs me. And it bugs Errol who brings this to my attention - "I actually saw this ad in a community/family paper, three months before i read Campaign Brief Asia." he says about the first campaign - and the second makes him ask; "Now who copied who?... was it just a mere coincidence?... I'm sure there are ads out there which have tried the upside down trick routine too.".

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You Fruitcakes!

What's the difference between Jam and Juice? None - apparently...

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Men in Skirts!

making fun of scottish kilts and bathroom signs at the same time. Whoa. How original.

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Sing the praise of.. plagiarizing...

The singing body parts. Two commercials using a nifty post trick to make a body sing. Some body parts more gifted than others...

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Opium Spikes Ale Sales

It had to happen. Deemed the most offensive ad of 2001, Opium's pale nude Sophie Dahl ad has inspired a Newcastle Brown spoof.

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That is not a pearl of an idea.

a pearl is a rare beautiful thing, when grown in nature. Hat off to Jesper on adlist who found these gems.

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We have officially run out words people...

When making good headlines - have a thesaurus at hand. MMk?

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Adland-meme?

Clayton alerted me and the adlisters to a new site out there this morning, Marketing-Myopia.com, and I looked it over briefly, not all too suprised about it's similarities with Adland, until I read the part on how he found it:"FYI: This was found via a June 5 mention at zeldman.com Jeffrey Z's usually against this sort of thing, 'specially since his site's been scavenged by others so many times - is this Alanis Mor

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Dabitch in Badland!

It was bound to happen..... *hanging my head in shame*....

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Resexsion?

That Opium poster with the pale white nude Sophie Dahl - is now banned in most countries, like prude old Sweden and shockingly - Great Britain. Meanwhile back in Soho, FCUK are in trouble for that name again, you really should see Trevor Beattie's respons to that here. Stateside Ikea sells furniture with a leather teddy and a whip. Is sex the only way to get attention (and banned) these days?

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Captain Morgan's secret pirate treasure - uncovered after 25 years!

You can picture it now: An advertising agency standing before the formidable board of rum lords Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, pitching an earth shattering idea in a pitch that will make all other contenders pale by comparison...

Seagrams: Is your idea original and innovative?

Ad agency: Hell yeah!

Seagrams: Will it sell boatloads of our Captain Morgan rum?

Ad agency: Hell yeah!

Seagrams: So what's your original and innovative idea that'll sell boatloads of our Captain Morgan rum?

Ad agency: Fake facial hair!

Seagrams: Excuse me?

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If you can read this - the slogans inflated!

If you haven't read this line yet - what rock have you been hiding under? ah yes - that shirt. I remember it well. A colleague and I saw this image and promptly made such a shirt for our harley-crazy co-worker's leaving due. Did we see that shirt in an ad or in one of those images that get sent around emails? Can't remember. These two feel like they were an adaptation of each other..

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