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Posts Tagged ‘April Fools Day’

Yesterday, NBC’s ‘Today’ Had an Awkward April Fool’s Joke

today-show-prankICYMI: The cast of NBC’s ‘Today Show’ tried to break out the funny on April Fool’s Day. More specifically, newly blushing soon-to-be bride Savannah Guthrie and her executive producer.

As in, on live television. And that’s when the #TVFail awkward moment happened for all of us to enjoy.

Guthrie concocted a sinister plot to trick her co-hosts into eating Oreo cookies. HAHA! I mean, funny, right? Only (sorry, have to wipe these tears of laughter from my cheeks), instead of the gooey Oreo cream that blocks your arteries … wooooo, hilarious … she had them filled with, with … my gut hurts … with toothpaste.

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No One Is Impressed by Your April Fools’ Stunt

Of all the groans you heard in the office today, approximately 40% were inspired by Google, which went all-out to develop a different April Fools’ campaign for every single person with a wi-fi connection.

Here’s the best one on a subject close to our hearts: the future of marketing measurement.

Now be honest: did your brand or client have a little stunt to promote?

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10 of the Worst Logo Designs (and Funniest #PRFail Moments)

April Fools

In the spirit of this overrated day for amateur comedians and inebriated pranksters, we thought it would be a good idea to offer some insight on how advertising and public relations are inexorably connected, for better or worse. Consider this: When a company builds a logo, it’s the job of the PR agency to deliver on that brand promise.

To wit, when a creative agency makes a logo that lives in infamy for the wrong reasons, it’s up to the PR agency to clean up the mess in the media … or just throw in the towel and laugh. The post is all about the latter. Enjoy.

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Apple Releases iPlay Game Console…April Fools’!

Apple hasn’t demonstrated a terribly affable sense of humor when it comes to spoofs on its products or advertising, but that didn’t stop video game website IGN from taking an April Fools’ Day jab at the tech company’s iconic product marketing.

Riding the coattails of (rather sketchy) rumors that an Apple video game console may be in the works, IGN created this tongue-in-cheek spot for the fictional “iPlay”. The video actually starts with a voice-over from Apple’s own industrial designer, Jonathan Ive (granted, some of the words have been dubbed over, but once you hear that familiar voice, you’re clued in). Risky, but rewarding.

As many commenters have pointed out, the spot is actually quite believable…that is, until viewers learn that the only playable game on the iPlay is Angry Birds. From that point forward, the commercial dissolves into comically exaggerated camera angles and self-effacing monologues.

Given the expediency with which Apple’s legal team tends to get such spoofs taken down, we recommend taking a peak while you still can. Happy April Fools’ Day!

PRNewser Poll: Many Would Take A Pass on April Fools Day

The Internet was lit up with all sorts of April Fools Day hijinks on Friday. But the holiday isn’t too popular with those who responded to our PRNewser poll.

About 38 percent of respondents said April Fools sucks, while 23 percent voted Google’s gags to be the best. Pranks pulled by a couple of PR firms came in third.

Aah well. Since it looks like some people aren’t in a joking mood, here’s a video created by guys at the ICT MxR Lab who actually made Google’s Gmail Motion using Kinect.

[Video via ReadWriteWeb.]