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BADLY PLACED ADVERTISEMENTS GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU CHUCKLE

1. The giant carrot and the woman


Somebody must have known what they were doing when they set up these two advertising billboards next to each other. I mean is there any way that’s a coincidence? I guess it’s possible but what are the chances. Naturally we are blushing on this one and are refraining from making any blatantly cringeworthy comments. We think this example of badly places billboards speaks for itself, loud and clear.

2. Heat disease ain’t funny


While heart disease is a serious matter and not one for poking fun at, as the billboard on the right proves, the fact it’s put next to an advert for Burger King’s artery blocking Croissan”wich is worth a mention, and perhaps even a little giggle. Haven’t the owners of the billboards ever heard of “advertisement placement”?

3. Oh no!


Gallery image number 3 today is one of the most insensitive and least humorous of the bunch. While gun shows are controversial enough, with many people disagreeing with the very principle of them, to place an advert for one right next to a billboard dissuading abortion in the African American community is the height of insensitivity. We are sure the person responsible for the placement of these billboards should be fired.

4. “Fabulous”?! Not quite…


Okay so this isn’t exactly a case of badly placed billboards, but it definitely deserves a place in this gallery we thinks. Obviously it’s an advert for women’s underwear but didn’t anyone think what would happen if they placed such an advert right next to the muddy tires of a bus? Obviously not, but this image won’t have done much for the “Delicate” brand.

5. Unfortunate advertising


When it comes to advertising air travel it’s always vital that branders make sure airplanes are pictured looking stable in the air. This unfortunate advert shows exactly how not to publicize an airline company as it shows a Turkish Airlines plane basically crashing into the ground at the bottom of these escalators. All they needed to do was to stick the ad the other way round and it would’ve been all good.

6. Watch your hands!


Yeah, we’ll give you a second to process what’s actually funny about this advert, seemingly promoting soccer, in one way or another….See it now? That’s right, look where the rear door handle of this taxi has been inadvertently placed. A little bit to the left or right would have been fine, but you might blush if you enter this taxi.

7. Yanni won’t be happy


When it comes to advertising, it’s also a matter of getting the positioning of products in the store just right, to attract customers to buy them. This record store clearly missed the mark when they placed this CD cover of a singer called Yanni right above a CD cover of scantily clad woman, with some underboob showing. We’re not sure if Yanni sued for this one, but we bet he was tempted.

8. Very tiresome…


Please forgive the cheesy, punny title on this one but we simply couldn’t resist. Danielle Smith (whoever she is) won’t have been most pleased about how the advert of her was placed on this bus. Again it takes a second or two to really appreciate this one, but we’re sure you’ll get there.

9. Sugar daddy


t least these two billboards aren’t placed awkwardly right next to each other, and this picture is only really funny due to the perspective of the person who snapped the image. In saying that, one can’t help chuckling a little at the irony of the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club billboard right behind a billboard which reads “where’s daddy.”

10. The walking dead


This picture, taken in the UK is funny, although it wasn’t placed in this way on purpose. As you can see, the billboard on the corner is advertising a movie called “The walking dead” but just around the corner is an undertaker’s shop, giving the meaning of the term “walking dead” a whole new slant.

11. Shell in hell


This is not exactly a badly placed advert but as it is related to advertising, in this case Shell, it made it to today’s gallery. Obviously due to some unfortunate accident the “Shell” sign, painted on the bridge has had the S chopped off and now reads “hell.” Certainly not the kind of image a company like Shell wants to portray.

12. Fancy a coffee?