101 Dumbest moments in business

Winner, Dumbest Moment, AdvertisingBummer. But we’re still going ahead with the “Schindler’s Shopping List” campaign, right?Fighting a proposal that would limit superstores in Flagstaff, Ariz., Wal-Mart signs off on an ad in the Arizona Daily Sun that asks, “Should we let government tell us what we can read? Of course not … So why should we allow local government to limit where we shop?” The ad is illustrated with a vintage photo of Nazi supporters throwing books into a bonfire. Wal-Mart later apologizes, saying it had not appreciated the photo’s “historical context.”Some kak funny stories on here. Who says corporates don’t have a sense of humour?Link

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