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The Biggest Branding Goofs and Gaffes of 2013

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When ads go bad, they only have their brands to blame. And while you think they’d learn from past advertising mistakes, each year brings in a crop of flops that give brands a bad name. To find the best of the worst of the year, sorted through the sordid to list 2013’s marketing misses.

One silly social media post created considerable confusion.

Some dubious design decisions proved that graphics can be just too graphic.

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And tasteless taunts of mental illness marked a low in advertising.

Whether ignorant or arrogant, sexist or insensitive, or simply in bad taste, see the advertising that made us wince all throughout the year.

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