Product Placement


  • Clarence

    Oh what a feeling… Toyota.

  • It’s like

    smoking ads next to a study on lung cancer

    alcohol ad next to a case of drunken spousal abuse.

    When will we start treating cars the public health threat they are?

  • AD

    Airlines pull all advertising from newspaper editions that report on plane crashes. Automakers don’t have that luxury because they’d be pulling their advertising every day.

  • Or newspapers would simply stop publishing without all that ad revenue…

  • If advertisers paid more attention like the airline industry, we wouldn’t have half as many laughs at their expense.

  • I’ve collected a number of unfortunately placed ads (click on my name to see them). This one’s a particularly cheeky sort.

  • Dan

    Found the actual article, and it was a BMW… should’ve been a BMW ad. 🙁

  • Nice! That could actually be a fun spoof site to make…pairing those kinds of things up. Maybe pairing up some of the medications with some of their side effects (nausea, headache, loose bowels) it would be great.


  • Sandy

    This is cool !

  • OH MY GOSH! Thats pretty crappy yet still hilarious!

  • This is very hilarious!!

  • Larry

    I think it would have been more ironic had it been an ad for Dodge.

  • This can’t be compared to smoking ad beside lung cancer. Toyota is a more acceptable ads, and to be placed on top of that article is really unthinkable.

  • Rob

    That’s like the classic one from many years ago…

  • It wasn’t all that funny….

  • Whatever

    In Marketing it doesn’t matter if it’s a good or a bad news, as long as the people still have the name in their heads.

  • That’s hilarious, that made my day.

  • sj

    The article in the background was an article about my next door neighbor who died because a car hit her. She was a very nice lady and the man who hit her said he was going no faster than 10 mph. the car was a bmw.

  • kleam

    I saw a picture of the car afterwards, and I have to say, those toyota’s can really take a beating without denting. LOL

  • Dan

    They have a special school just for queens?

  • Sow

    lol they deserve it!

  • I used to work at a newspaper and got in trouble once by not realizing I ran a full page ad for a smoke shop on the same page as the obituaries.

  • Justin

    you got it toyota

  • Elroy McFadden

    As an old journalism major, this is called unfortunate placement. But funny.

  • Nowadays websites put advertisements like this and we cannot read the article without clicking on the image or moving the image. This is exactly like they do it.Truly Hilarious.

  • So…funny and unfortunate too that I know to how extent marketing strategies can go…some times beyond sentiments.


  • I absolutely hate these times of ads! They are intrusive and just annoy the hell out of me, and I know Im not alone!

    Whatever You’re Into, Get Into Shisha

  • I’d like to buy a Toyota now (a little sarcasm).

    Is there a way to “X” out the ads?

  • May I recommend the Flashblock extension for Firefox? Flash stuff doesn’t start unless you click on a little Flash logo that appears in place of the Flash object.

  • Mia

    Intrusive indeed – let alone slowing down my browser and starting unwanted audio tracks at max volume.

    Kinda wish it could be blocked somehow..

  • May I recommend the Flashblock extension for Firefox? Flash stuff doesn’t start unless you click on a little Flash logo that appears in place of the Flash object.

  • Nice catch! =) Always loved similar things

  • How about a link to Flashblock?


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