Should These TV Ads Be Banned?

Last Updated Jul 24, 2009 2:41 PM EDT

As the era of "brand marketing" draws to a close in the face of massive brand spam, ad agencies are getting increasingly aggressive. They want to "cut through the noise" with something edgy and exciting. Sometimes they push too far and come out with a commercial that's so off-the-wall it gets banned from the airways.

Most banned ads are banned because of they show too much skin. Such ads are so common (in more ways than one) that I'll not bother to feature them here. Instead, I've compiled a gallery of ten TV ads that were banned for other reasons, some of them rather obscure. I thought it would be interesting to see whether you -- educated professional sales pros -- believe these ads went over the line.

Check them out... and don't forget to vote.

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