Google has been caught out advertising a “festival of love” on Black Friday, with one ad costing more than $25 million in Canada.
In the ad, a man in a white suit is pictured smiling at the camera, while his hands are raised in a celebration.
He then says “I’m Google.”
“Google is proud to have created a memorable and memorable moment for Canadians to experience,” said Dan Thompson, general manager of Google Canada.
“I think Canadians will be inspired by the spirit of our partners and the people who make Google such a powerful platform.”
The ad has been deemed “misleading,” the Advertising Standards Bureau of Canada said.
The agency said it has not reviewed the ad and has asked Google to remove it.
In an emailed statement to CBC News, Google said: “We don’t comment on individual advertisements, but we are disappointed to see that a misleading message from Google has inadvertently appeared in the ads for Black Friday.”
It said the “tribute” to Canada was a “memorable and memorable day for Canadians,” but the ad had a “misperception about the holiday,” and it would be “a mistake to interpret it as anything other than a tribute.”
In Canada, Google has created an ad for the Black Friday event, called “Google Black Friday,” which has since been taken down.
Google has also created ads for other holiday events, including “Google Day of Remembrance,” “Google Earth Day,” “Christmas in the Park,” “Black Friday,” and “Black History Month.”
The search giant has also done “Google Christmas Shopping,” “Amazon Holiday Shopping” and “Google Shopping for Families.”
Google has also said it is partnering with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to offer free samples of its products at its grocery stores.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.