The Dairy Association:
Taking their “Got Milk?” campaign to Mexico, they translated their slogan into Spanish. Unfortunatley, it came out as “Are you lactating?
When Johnson introduced their furniture cleaner Pledge in the Netherlands, they didn’t know that in Dutch, “pledge” means “piss”.
Gerber Baby Food:
When Gerber used the same packagin strategy in Africa that they used in America – a picture of the Gerber baby on the lable – they apparantley didn’t realize that since many Africans don’t read, it’s standard practice to put pictures of the contents on jar labels!!