Monday Funday: Levi’s, Evans Cycles and a brilliant bus ad

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.

Comedy is all about timing

The maxim above is one we’ve all heard a thousand times, all of us apart from Levi’s UK apparently. Like many big brands, Levi’s has been ‘promoting’ its tweets (paying Twitter to make sure more people see them) and in a genuine but ill-judged attempt to catch onto some summer lovin’ chose this tweet to push out to the wider twitter-verse.

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It’s inoffensive enough and was probably pretty accurate when it was posted on July 30th. Unfortunately for Levi’s, somebody forgot to untick the ‘promote’ box and as a result the tweet was still being put in front of twitter users yesterday. Yes, the day Hurrican Bertha hit London town. People didn’t take kindly to this automated marketing mess-up. No, no they did not.

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Ouch!

Bike brand blogging brilliance

The cyclists in the Speak studio have been gleefully rubbing their hands together for a while now at the thought of the big bike brand sales that traditionally kick off in the weeks immediately after the finale of the Tour de France. Evans Cycles has pounced on the excitement around sale season with this well-observed blog post which uses free and stock imagery to smart effect. Point 9 is our absolute favourite.

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From the ha-ha-harchives

As a Derbyshire lad myself, I can identify with this savvy consumer’s desire to save a few extra pennies. It’s not quite the same edgy humour you’d see in a modern day viral smash hit, but how often do you see an ad with a laugh track on it nowadays? Never, thats how often.

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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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