Monday Funday: peculiar pasta, comedy cops and lardy laughs

Monday Funday is our weekly roundup of humourous marketing content, designed to give you a little pick-me-up so you’re ready to face the week ahead. Prepare to be edu-tained.

Hey-o, its AO!

AO.com is an online electronic retailer that sells, among other things, kettles. Which is enough of a reason to enlist the help of super-bubbly YouTube chef Maddie Moate to film an ‘instructional video’ on how to make penne arabbiata in, you guessed it, a kettle!

This is a fantastic example of a brand offering comedy talents a platform in exchange for a share of their established followings – and,  if we’re being honest, I’m completely in love with Maddie so will probably buy all my future kettles from AO.com.

What do you call a policeman with a sense of humour?

Somebody somewhere has been having a bit of fun with the Solihull Police Twitter account.

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Their puntastic recent tweets certainly brought a wry smile to our faces but we wonder how British luxury brand Burberry feels about Gollum being snapped wearing their trademark checks?

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From the ha-ha-harchives

Ah the golden age of advertising, when you could basically say whatever you wanted about whichever product you sold, just so long as nobody could directly disprove your claims. These were the days of real life Don Drapers, of cocktails at lunchtime on Madison Avenue, and perhaps most remarkably, the days when lard was marketed as a mood-altering, aphrodisiac super-food for the young and beautiful*.

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*these ads actually mocked up by Viz in 1992.

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Author: Tom Owen

A strategic storyteller and compelling content creator, awash with acuity and adept at alliteration. I work for Speak Media. www.speakmedia.co.uk

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