April Fools’ allows advertising teams to flex their creative muscles without much fallout. The ads produced this time of year range from the completely ludicrous to the few that leave audiences guessing whether or not they’re jokes.
This morning I received an email that promised bologna on my next movie night. The subject line read: Lunch meat is now available at Redbox. It’s the kind of teaser that you have to click on just to see how well the joke is presented and Redbox did not disappoint.
When you click on the various meats, and who can resist clicking on ‘Mystery Meat’, you are brought to a page alerting you to the joke and then rewarding you with a coupon for your next rental.
And here’s a great one from Bonobos for a “new” line: The Girlfriend Jean. The video delivers one of the best lines as well: “It turns out that mens’ and womens’ bodies aren’t all that different.”
For even more April Fool’s fun you can visit Google Nose, Google Maps (Treasure Mode), Sony’s new pet products, an update regarding vowel usage from Twttr, Toshiba’s inflatable laptop, and bacon flavored mouthwash from P&G.
On this April Fools’ there is at least one company who may have wished their ad was fake. Unfortunately for Burger King, this ad is not only real but completely out of touch with the rising tensions surrounding North Korea. (Note: The Burger King is not new for April Fools’ however it is still being used by the company and has people scratching their heads today.)