Monday Funday: Netflix, National Trust and Tango

Monday Funday is our weekly post where we round up the funniest (and sometimes unfunniest) bits of brand humour and collect them all up in one place – so you don’t have to spend your entire workday scrolling through YouTube and BuzzFeed. Get ready to have your ribs tickled.

More funnies from Netflix, more digs at Amazon

When Amazon announced plans to develop its Prime Air delivery service at the end of last year it didn’t take long for spoof videos from other brands to appear online. Our favourite back then was the video from UK  bookseller Waterstone’s – released just a few days after the main Amazon announcement it pitched the idea of delivering books to its online customers via Owl post. Now, a mere three months later, comes a similarly sarcastic short film from Netflix (a brand that has a history of tongue-in-cheekiness).

They may be fakes, but the laughs are real

Recently creatives have been finding more and more innovative ways to show off just how damn creative they truly are, one consequence of this is that there are a lot of fake adverts knocking around online. These pseudo-ads come in many forms; it could be a timely ‘newsjacking‘ like the ‘Audi’ ad poking fun at the Sochi rings fiasco, or a risqué piece of Valentine’s messaging that taps into a known aspect of a brand’s personality (in this instance Guinness), or an ad that is so out there that we desperately long for it to be real no matter how unlikely that may seem. And that’s where this seizure-inducing, semi-comprehensible National Trust advert comes in.

From the ha-ha-harchive

Tango has a proud history of weird ads. Who could forget the Orange bloke rampaging around Britain delivering ringing double-handed slaps to the ears of members of the public (a gesture that boomed in popularity around schoolyards, leading to an epidemic of bruised eardrums and outraged mums)? This one, originally broadcast in 1997, is sure to tickle your funny bones – as well as your sense of patriotic pride.

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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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