There's a lot to learn from banned adverts. Some banned ads make headlines, are loved by their target audience, go viral and do a lot of good for their brand. Whilst others are banned because the headline is slightly misleading or it just offends everyone – these ones quickly fade into obscurity.
We won't bother showing you the bad ones, the only lesson to learn from them is that if you're going to break the rules or be controversial, you better do something that people will love. That and we can't actually think of any.
But here are some of the decent banned ads. Some are just great ads which were unfortunate and others are deliberately going too far with great results.
2. Schaeffers Deck Sealant
3. XXL All Sports United
5. Xbox (again)
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