Monday Funday: return of the coach, school’s in (almost) and an unintentionally hilarious sneaker 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.

Keep calm and get fired up!

To mark a new season of the Football League, US broadcast giant  NBC has produced a follow-up to its much-loved ‘An American Coach in London’ film – which followed new Coach Ted Lasso on his first day as manager of ‘the Tottenham Hotspurs’. This time Ted’s back on the other side of the Atlantic bringing what he learned in the Premier League to US soccer.


How do you get money off a student?

NatWest has long been big in the student banking market because of its free railcard offer, making it the first-stop for freshers with a fistful of A-levels and a whopping tuition bill to pay. Presumably the railcard offer wasn’t enough, as to consolidate its position the bank is using online ads, Facebook content and sponsored BuzzFeed posts. This one goes the ‘how to’ route, employing all the memes and animated cat gifs you’d expect, to get across its savvy spending message.

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The best bits about Natwest’s content is that it appeals both to the students themselves and protective parents too.

From the ha-ha-harchives

The best jokes aren’t always the ones you make on purpose. There’s something about the gradual, ‘from the feet up’ pan used in this very vintage sneaker endorsement video that just tickles us. Maybe it just reminds us of Jackie Moon.


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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.

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