Top 9 Brand Blunders of All Time

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8. Esurance

Your cartoon mascot going viral on the web is a good thing, right? Apparently, Esurance thought otherwise--they terminated their wildly popular "Erin Esurance" campaign when they thought some of the fan spoofs had gotten too racy. The company has struggled for visibility ever since.

Lesson: When customers embrace your brand, it's time to celebrate--not freak out with fear.