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Death Row Meal Whets Appetite for Pizza - Order Now!

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For this edition of Contextual Advertising Screw-Ups, a festive Pizza Hut ad appears atop a CNN story about a death row inmate who, for his last meal on earth, ordered pizza for a transient.

And while that was fuzzy-sweet of him, we weren't quite raring to order pizza online immediately thereafter.

(Note to Pizza Hut: add the word "killer" to campaign negative keywords.)

We do love a good contextual advertising screw-up. And because we're feeling nostalgic, let's tilt our heads and recall the time Expedia sent 35,000 troops to Iraq, or the time Microsoft sponsored the Wii contest water death, or the time a turpentine ad added texture to the tale of the pregnant girl who drank it to off herself.

Written by Angela Natividad    Comments (0)     File: Online, Sponsorship, Worst     May-15-07  

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