Some Things Shouldn’t Go Viral: Bad Ad Campaigns Part IV

A few days ago a friend, who knows about my aversion to bad ad campaigns sent me this picture in case it was blog-worthy:


And then this morning I saw this on another friend’s Facebook uploads:


So yes, it seems that Sony has been successful getting attention for their forthcoming movie, The Virginity Hit. According to KTLA, more than 70,000 people called the toll-free number in the first five days the billboards and bus posters went up (please, let us hope they were just curious and not actually looking to cure their virginal malady). In that respect, it’s probably a really “good” ad campaign, just an annoying one. But this second picture was snapped in front of the Children’s Hospital, and I think placement alone earns it a spot in the bad ad campaign hall of fame.