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Old 05-20-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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Best and worst company slogans

We know why you fly.
-American Airlines


I saw that on a bumper sticker today and I immediately thought that's the dumbest slogan ever. I'm guessing the creative bunch on here will be able to name off some comparable doozies
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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I remember in the 60's or 70's, there were a series of ads for Sony that used the slogan "Sony - no baloney!" I also recollect that this ad campaign didn't last too long.
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About 10 years ago I worked a 4 or 5 month assignment in the Chicago burb of Long Grove and on my daily commute saw a billboard advertising the Ash-Wipe Chimney Sweeps.
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In the '70s, the grocery store Shop-Rite had a sign that said "Our Meat Can't be Beat." As juveniles, we all thought that was hilarious.

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Old 05-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #5
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This guy is famous for shouting out his favorite slogan during his TV and radio commericals.
I have also seen his slogan pasted across the side of a bus.
http://www.fuccillo.com/
Makes you want to drive right up there and see if it's really true.
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Anyone recall this trucking company out of St. Louis?

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The one that still makes me chuckle is a local radiator repair shop slogan I saw in the 1980s:

"A good place to take a leak"

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There were spoofs of some of the more famous slogans, adapted for different products that I thought were funny:

Photo of a cruise missile: "Tomahawk - When you care enough to send the very best"

View though the reticule of a rifle scope: "Long distance - the next best thing to being there"

And some others that escape me at the moment.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:32 PM   #13
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Well, this is more of a song...but, I adored this little guy....

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Old 05-22-2009, 08:29 AM   #17
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Not long ago I saw a photo of a Navy SEAL wearing a t-shirt sporting a Fed-EX type logo saying "SEALS - when it absolutely positively has to be blown up overnight".

I loved it.

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I remember an ad for Electrolux - "Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux"

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I remember an ad for Electrolux - "Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux"
Gotta love vacuums. What other product is there where saying "it really sucks" is a compliment?
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:15 AM   #20
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Suggested greeting for the city morgue receptionists when they answer the phone.

"City morgue - you kill em we chill em"

I know it's tacky but also funny.

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