April Fools – Brands getting in on the action

1 Apr

Happy April Fools all! I’m sure there’s a lot more out there, but here are just some of the branded April Fool’s I have come across today…

First off, Waitrose are selling us pinanas. Is that the best you could do Waitrose? Image via Nick.

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The Guardian announced it will become the first newspaper ever to be published exclusively via Twitter. Oh Guardian, you are “sooo of the moment”.

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Creative Review got the scoop on the official typeface for the 2012 London Olympics. Comic Sans! But of course.

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Even the BBC have been up to some tricks – porting their nifty iPlayer to a toaster, given the emerging breakfast tv market. You laugh, but heck I’d love one of these!

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And last of all, the guys at YouTube have gone totally doo-lally and just flipped everything upside down. Just add flip=1 to the end of a YouTube URL. It might be today only so hurry!

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One Response to “April Fools – Brands getting in on the action”

  1. Daisy April 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these. I got an email from Virgin this morning offering the opportunity to
    “Put a ring on it at 30,000 feet!”

    and then I got lead here:
    http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/us/frequentflyer/fcnewsfeatures/vmarried.jsp

    ah well!

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