Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

Hey, what up, youths?

Advertisers have always had difficulty keeping up with our millennial swag, and now a new subreddit keeps track of the worst attempts in recent history. Familiarize yourself with /r/FellowKids, your one-stop-shop for awkward and uncomfortable moments in millennial-targeted marketing.

From raps about staying away from strangers to “Gangnam Style” coupon books, the advertisements paint a pretty depressing picture of how society thinks our generation processes information.

Take a look at some of Reddit’s most hated discoveries and learn a thing or two about today’s youngsters.

The Worst Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

  1. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We love every single video game that exists

    This commercial for Bush’s Original Baked Beans tackles every teens favorite hobby: video games. Winning the 20-something demo is vital for baked bean makers, as they are every millennial’s favorite food.

    Video: YouTube, spotcoms

  2. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We respond to swag

    What kind of swag, you ask? Doesn’t matter to us, all swag is good swag.

    Image: Imgur, Reddit, Our-Year

  3. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We never tire of “Gangnam Style”

    Sure, couponing is admittedly not a very millennial-friendly activity. But if you couple couponing with our favorite viral videos from two years ago, you’ll have lines out the door faster than you can say #yolo.

    Image: Imgur, Reddit, stressfulsebby

  4. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We’re serious about the swag and Gangnam thing

    Everyone born after 1987 has six of these shirts in their closets right now.

    Image: Imgur, Reddit, Lasttimelord1207

  5. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We learn exclusively through synchronized dance

    While the message of this public service call-to-action video for the city of Limerick, Ireland is respectable — “don’t litter” — the means by which they relay that message is cringe-worthy.

    Video: YouTube, I Love Limerick

  6. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We despise vowels

    Using vowels is really just a waste of time and character space.

    Image: Imgur, Reddit, stonedsquash

  7. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We cannot grasp the concept of death without text-speak

    This morbid bus advertisement is really on point with teens today. Very relatable.

    Image: Imgur, Reddit, Our-Year

  8. Lessons on Millennials From Teen-Targeted Swagvertising

    We need help

    How many heroin followers do you have?

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