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13 Stupid Marketing Techniques From Small Stores That Are Too Funny to Ignore

When trying to move stock from the shelves and sell plenty of products, the smartest sales people will try and be creative as possible with how they advertise their goods. However, every now and then, a shop assistant will help out with some funny advertising and signage just in order to cure the boredom of stacking shelves, dealing with customers and working as a cashier. Whether you turn your toilet roll stock into a beautiful wedding dress, re-name your chalk boards as Victorian iPads or throw in a few Game Of Thrones references for good measure, there’s plenty you can do to turn heads in the store. Scroll through this collection of pictures and discover why these stupid marketing techniques in small stores are too funny.

When you’re struggling to move all of that cheese stock that you’ve had lying around, the only logical thing to do is use some classic Eurythmics lyrics to drum up some excitement…

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When your toilet paper supplies aren’t selling as well as you hoped, there’s only one thing to do: turn them into a strange and beautiful bride mannequin.

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We reckon a few of these will get shifted purely for the audaciousness of the advertising technique. Plus, everybody wants an iPad…

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The whole world is completely obsessed with the vast and epic Game Of Thrones, so it makes perfect sense to introduce the mythical series into people’s shopping habits…

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However, if you prefer your television series to be more focused and character based, you may want to track down the store advertising these baguettes…

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Sometimes, all you have to do is use a little sympathy and get people to take pity on pieces of fruit that are all alone…

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Depending on the area’s weather conditions, some items in your stock could become multi-purpose. You just have to be a little creative…

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Nobody needs a great deal of convincing when it comes to buying stuff from the bargain bin, but honesty is still always the best policy…

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Somebody probably bought the whole bunch just so they could take all of them home and re-create this absolute madness…

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We’re not too sure how we feel about this one. This Teenage Meatant Ninja Turtle looks like the least appetising thing that we’ve ever seen…

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You’ll probably only understand this if you’ve seen the Matt Damon starring Ridley Scott directed sci-fi epic. Everybody loves a good ol’ botanist!

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For the gym and muscle addicts out there, this Incredible Hulk sign is sure to get your testosterone levels rising to pretty high levels…

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Whenever in doubt about how to advertise your chocolate section, use a meme that’s universally understood by the masses and never seems to get remotely old…

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James Moore
A little bit obsessed with all things film and and tennis. You can catch me binging on films and writing furiously about them, or darting around the court like a mad man.

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