Monday Funday: mash-ups and stitch-ups

Get your week off to a great start with a healthy serving of Monday Funday, our weekly round-up of the funniest (and sometimes unfunniest) bits of brand humour – guaranteed to meet your recommended daily allowance of vitamin Fun. Tirelessly scrolling through YouTube and BuzzFeed this week so you don’t have to is Gareth Nicholas, with a selection of highlights both current and classic.

Last-minute change of heart

Lastminute.com has capitalised on the buzz around the European Parliament elections by creating this mash-up of UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage. The edited footage cheekily suggests he actually loves Europe, contrary to what his political stance might suggest. This tongue-in-cheek video advert does a great job of poking fun without being mean-spirited.

 

Hack the planet

If you have a budget equal to the GDP of a small country and a slightly sadistic streak, how do you advertise your latest video game? Well, if you’re Ubisoft, you create this elaborate prank, featuring a phone repair shop that gives its customers a little something extra – an app that can control the world! (cue theatrical music). Turning the lights on and off is just the beginning for these unwitting victims – an entire city block becomes the backdrop for this ambitious practical joke.  It does seem a little stage-managed, but set-up or not, you have to admire the ambition.

 

From the ha-ha-harchives

It may be a few years old, but this interactive YouTube video from Skittles is still a great example of how to make the most of the platform’s features. It asks the question “if you were at your Grandma’s house and the ornaments started talking to you, what would you do?” I’m sure we have all been there. Be sure to click on all the ornaments to get the most out of it.

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