13 Hilarious Examples of Truly Awful Stock Photography

Most marketers are pretty convinced of the importance of using visuals in their marketing. Think about it. There’s the rise of Pinterest. The more visual nature of Facebook after the release of Timeline. The popularity of infographics. The general population’s short attention span coupled with an overall aversion to reading. After all, a picture says 1,000 words, right? But are your pictures saying the 1,000 words you want them to? Or are they making you look generic at best, and ridiculous at worst? That’s what sometimes happens when a marketer hops onto a stock photography site for homepage photography

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  • Business Leader

    There is nothing wrong with these. These stock photos do not harm and generic is fine. The text needs to be broken up and a clean look is appealing. Also, the stock photos are useful in how to articles. You guys are barking up the wrong tree.

  • Bill

    I wonder when marketeers are going to understand that these phonied up photos just scream "BOGUS!". Might as well just add a headline that says "Our company has nothing of real value to offer you, but in the hopes that you are really clueless, read this…"