Monday Funday: Evans Cycles, Amazon and Hamlet

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.

Bike brand blooper reel

This blog post from Evans Cycles is a whole bunch of funny stories in a brief, easy-to-read digest format (Ed: Wonder where they got that idea?). All the stories come from the world of cycling, and while Evans doesn’t own the rights to any of this content, it has managed to circumnavigate this by getting permissions where necessary, and using screengrabs where that wasn’t possible. This is a great example of low-cost, but eminently shareable content. Bonus points go to the brand for, last week, introducing us to the incredibly funny, but not branded, Christ Froome Looking At Stems – again, repurposing other people’s content to fuel its social engine. Our favourite is the chap below, who fell from his bike at the top of Olmypic climb Box Hill in Surrey. Ouch.

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That’s what she said…

This cheeky ad from Amazon is not for the faint-hearted. Don’t worry though, they’re not actually talking about what you think they are.

From the ha-ha-harchives

We’ve got a right golden oldie for you this week, made in 1988, it’s actually older than our Account Executive Nick van Buuren, the baby of the Speak Media studio. It harks back to a simpler time when brands didn’t need flashy guest stars, crude innuendo or special effects to be funny – they just needed a man with a combover. It also won ad of the century at Cannes in 1997. Respect.

 

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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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