I need more wind beneath my wings.

Our Questionable Stock Photos series was born out of one too many strange, ill-conceived photographs surfacing on a stock photo site when a perfectly well-meaning marketer is just trying to find an image for a customer newsletter.

This week’s contenders were many, but Butterflymenco won out due to it giving us the most pause when we tried to think of what on earth the photographer was trying to accomplish with it.  And, in the spirit of that fascinating and unanswered question…


1.  The Flamenco Academy of Dance presents: Señora Butterfly

2. Looking for Ways to Build Your Child’s Resiliency?  Check out Carpool Costumes ‘R Us!

3. Marty’s Bargain Barn: Discount Halloween Costumes ON SALE NOW – Huge Price Reduction!

4. Recently Divorced?  Free your Inner Butterfly!  (Personal Coaching Ad)

Feel free to submit your own marketing scenarios via the blog comments.

If you’ve run across a questionable stock photo and would like us to think of marketing use cases, or would like to share your own, please tweet a link to the pic @meltwater with the hashtag #stockpic and we’ll be sure to give it a gander.  If its questionability isn’t in question, we’ll enthusiastically feature it here on the blog.

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