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And The Award For Most Tacky 9/11-Themed Advertising Goes To…AT&T!

By 09.11.13

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Well, you just knew it was coming; some bone-headed corporation would — in an impossibly misguided attempt to promote their brand by invoking 9/11, or something — would cross the line and spark an outrage. And AT&T has laid claim to the prize.

Yes, in what will surely go down as one of the more ill-conceived bits of product placement in the history of advertising, AT&T tweeted “Never Forget” along with photo of an AT&T phone held up in place of the Twin Towers from it’s official account this afternoon.┬áNaturally, a few folks are outraged about this…

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AT&T later issued an apology via Twitter and deleted the offending tweet.

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Meanwhile, 2nd place goes to…Marriot!

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And third place goes to…the Los Angeles Lakers! (What does this even mean?!)

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Great job, everyone!

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(HT: NYC Southpaw)


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