Ads Errors

21 International Marketing Fails; Lost in Translation

Sources: Inc., Business News Daily and Christian Newhall

Colombia Errors Spanglish Tees

It’s Colombia NOT Columbia

Via It’s Colombia Not Columbia

It’s Colombia NOT Columbia. This annoying error sparks a campaign, flooding the internet with memes and merch, everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs.

“They wrote us an email saying, ‘You guys from Columbia want to come to our conference?’ We said thanks for the invitation, we’ll be there and the name of our conference is ‘It’s Colombia, not Columbia’,” said Pombo.“We wanted to use the venue to start explaining the mistakes and start talking about the positive aspects of our country.” (Source:

CNN interviewed the creators of the campaign — you can watch it here.