Although private contractors or practices receive most of their business through word-of-mouth and personal references, it's often necessary to solicit business by advertising to the masses. Unfortunately, a knack for a particular trade does not always translate to solid promotional instincts.
Most ads promoting a realtor, lawyer or private contractor are exceedingly bland, but sometimes they really succeed at grabbing attention -- even if it's for unintended reasons. Here are some of the most bizarre, misguided or clumsy attempts at self-promotion. Vote for the worst one!