26 Apr '13, 3pm

Outrageous Ads: Hyundai Pulls Video Depicting Attempted Suicide: Hyundai's controversial "Pipe Job" ad has al...

Outrageous Ads: Hyundai Pulls Video Depicting Attempted Suicide: Hyundai's controversial "Pipe Job" ad has al...

Awhile back we looked at an ad from Cuisinella in which people were "shot" and then stuck in a coffin . They freak out, and then realize once the coffin is opened that they were taken to a Cuisinella showroom, and tons of people are there to laugh at them for being so stupid for freaking out. Now, there's a European ad from Hyundai that has already been pulled that depicts an attempted suicide. Now, obviously, an ad that gets pulled like this raises my cynicism a notch because, while they take heat for their insensitivity, they still get some pub for their new environmentally-conscious vehicle. Here's some more, I guess. But I would like to dive into this from this angle: why is it too far? Hyundai's Pulled Ad: Where Did They Go Wrong? I guess it goes without saying, but this ad contains a depiction of an attempted suicide , so beware (and it could be pulled any moment, to...

Full article: http://www.reelseo.com/outrageous-ads-hyundai-pulls-video...

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Suicide is not a solution.

Suicide is not a solution.

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Lessons Learned From the Hyundai Failed Suicide Ad

Lessons Learned From the Hyundai Failed Suicide Ad

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