It is often said the best thing that can happen when we make
a mistake is to learn from it. But an even better way to learn
is to learn without making the mistake in the first place. This
fun culture exercise is built on the principle that we can all
learn from the mistakes of others. These ten cultural
marketing faux pas were made by some of the biggest
companies in the world. If we want our company to be better,
we need to put on our learning caps.

Allow each participant to take the quiz on a sheet of paper,
which you can
download here.

After they have discussed in small groups for about 15
minutes debrief by asking which questions were the most

After all ten 10 answers have been revealed solicit ideas as
to how the faux pas could have been prevented.

This exercise is good in marketing, creative thinking,
diversity, or business strategy workshops.

Start the Marketing Faux Pas quiz
Marketing faux pas:
Not what we meant