15 Marketing Campaigns That Caused Death And Ruin
From deadly contests to poisonous products, this list has it all. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as I regale you with tales of corporate woe.
First up is the Noid. The Noid was a short-lived mascot for Domino's Pizza who met an untimely end at the hands of a crazed fan. In 1986, Domino's Pizza introduced an advertising campaign featuring the "Noid", an anthropomorphic creature. The ads ran until 1989, when one Kenneth Noid took two employees hostage at gunpoint in protest of what he believed was harassment from the company.
Next on our list is Camel cigarettes. If you want a cigarette that will kill you slowly but surely, Camel is definitely the brand for you! For years tobacco companies have relied on doctor's endorsements to sell their products - giving way to decades of health concerns down the line. And speaking of doctors... did you know that X-rays were once used to help people pick out shoes? That's right - before we knew about things like radiation poisoning, shoe store clerks would zap customers with x-rays in order to help them find the perfect fit.