10 Business Lamely Utilizing Internet Memes

10 Business Lamely Utilizing Internet Memes

Meme-vertising — yes, that’s really a thing – is becoming an increasingly popular way for companies to reach young audiences. They take popular Internet memes and spin them in a way that’s useful for their brand. Well, sort of. Some do it brilliantly and some, quite frankly, should be a little ashamed of themselves. Here are 10 brands that didn’t quite hit the mark when turning a meme into a marketing ploy. Read the rest of this entry »

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