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Ad For The Walking Dead Appears by Funeral Parlor, Is Removed

“Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one??”

In a hilariously bad move, advertising giant Clear Channel accidentally placed a billboard for AMC‘s The Walking Dead on the side of a funeral parlor. Not in the vicinity, not across the street … on it. The series recently began airing on the UK’s Channel 5, so naturally, there would be advertising for it. But apparently, someone neglected to ask The Co-operative Funeralcare in Consett, County Durham if they’d mind featuring a big poster for a series featuring zombies (to say nothing of the phrase “The Walking Dead”) on the side of their establishment. Their funereal establishment. Oops.

The ad has been replaced and Clear Channel has issued an apology.

(Top pic via North News, story via Digital Spy and Daily Mail)

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  • JoAnna Luffman

    That’s great, as gallows humor. Additionally, there’s no such thing as bad press, it’s free advertising.

  • Anthony Graan

    somebody really wasn’t using their braaaaaaaains…

  • Anonymous

    They did this deliberately for sure. You all know “The Body Shop” ? They actually sell cosmetics but established their first store between two funeral palors.

  • Irwin K Chua

    I think it’s an awesome move. There’s definitely a connection with funeral parlors and zombies. :)

  • Grigori Feresin

    really don’t see the big deal… it might increase their funeral sales