Back by popular demand, it’s the worst stock photos for marketing your business, part deux! As I explained in our last entry, creating designs for email campaigns requires slogging through a LOT of stock imagery, from the mediocre to the very bad to the completely unusable, to find the hidden gems. It’s a lot of work, but my pain is your gain – you get to enjoy these truly baffling stock photo finds.
Without further ado, the dubious honor of Worst Stock Photo goes to the following glorious mistakes:
1. I Can Hear the Ocean!
Guys, I don’t think that’s how a microphone works …
2. That’s Definitely How Normal People Eat Dessert
Move along, nothing to see here.
3. And the Purpose of This Is?
A production of Hamlet set in a high school cafeteria?
4. A Star is Born
I’m not going to judge your hobbies.
5. Circus of Oh God Why?
What are his legs doing?
6. Nope Nope Nope
Looks like somebody learned a new trick in Photoshop.
7. Animal Abuse
BRB, calling PETA.
8. He Just Likes to Feel Fancy Sometimes, OK?
A jaunty cravat makes any robbery a special occasion.
9. The Secret Recipe
Do I even want to know what’s in the pot?
10. He Fought the Jaw
Spoiler: the jaw won.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of combing through a stock photography database, I’m sure you feel my pain. Designing eye-catching, high-performing campaigns takes a lot of time, a good portion of which is spent finding the image or vector that’s just right for your design. It’s a necessary part of running a successful marketing program, but there is one surefire way to skip it: let us do it for you.