Both slogans and taglines are very important for a brand’s positioning in the business. They only differ in their scope: a tagline represents an entire business, while a slogan usually only represents a single product or is a part of a particular advertising campaign. Dan Cullen-Shute, chief executive and co-founder of the independent advertising agency, Creature London, says, “We live in a world where brands think they need ‘purpose’.” Brands want their audiences not only to perceive a product but also to connect it with a higher purpose. That’s where slogans and taglines come in – the best ones capture this higher purpose in a memorable way. For example, everyone and their mothers can surely recall Nike’s call to action “Just Do It” or Red Bull’s promise to “give you wings.” However, not all slogans seem to work. Some appear at bad timing – for example, the ad for Ayds – an appetite suppressant – aired a TV commercial along with the slogan “Lose weight deliciously with the aid of Ayds.” Given that the brand’s name sounded phonetically identical to AIDS and that it aired during the epidemic period of the disease… well, I guess you can sort this one out yourselves. Bored Panda has compiled for you a whole list of various brand’s slogans and taglines that are just plain bad, weird or blatantly stupid, so scroll down below to see them all.
Nothing Sucks Like An Electrolux
Sitting On Faces Since 2001
The More You Play With It, The Harder It Gets
The Best Things In Life Come In Cellophane
After Dinner, You Can Stab Your Date
Something For Every Hole
Men Are Better Than Women!
Cheat On Your Girlfriend, Not On Your Workout
You Can Never Be Too Thin; Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels
Imagine More Snacks Than You Can Imagine
She Can Have A Tummy… And Still Look Yummy!
The Beer That Beer Would Drink
It’s Not For Women
Lose Weight Deliciously With The Aid Of Ayds
Spike Up Your Best Friend’s Eggnog When They’re Not Looking
White Is Purity
Went Shopping And Found This Ad Promoting Safe Sex
You Only Know What You’re Made Of When You’ve Been Stuffed A Few Times
She’s Seen More Ceilings… Than Michelangelo; You’re Not Popular… You’re Easy
If We Can’t Have Fresh Air, At Least We Can Have Fresh Muffins
Open Your Snack Hole
It’s Amazing What You Can Do With Two Fingers And A Thumb
Look Like A Girl, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, Work Like A Boss
Approach Women Like You Do Wild Animals, With Caution And A Soothing Voice
What Can Brown Do For You?
Avoid The Friend Zone. Offer Her A Real Drink
We’re Like A Cult With Better Kool-Aid
Spend Your Life Living
Alcohol Is In It!
Travel Should Take You Places
We Speak Fish
It’s A Meal
Be Your Way
If Our Coffee Was Any Fresher, It Would Be Pinching Your Bum And Asking You Out!
At Age 80, Who Doesn’t Need A Facelift?
I’m Cheryl. Fly Me.
Drink Barq’s, It’s Good
For People Who Spit Blood When They Brush Their Teeth
Exclusively For Everybody
So Yummy… You Want Them!
If It’s In The Game, It’s In The Game
Soup Is Good Food