Monday Funday: travel special!

Good morning Monday Funday-lovers! I am speaking to you from the past. I had to write this post in advance because I’m on holiday right now – today now, not the ‘in the past’ now. Try and keep up. To mark my being away on my hols I’ve got an extra special travel-themed Monday Funday for you. Buy your tickets, buckle up and put your seatbacks in the upright position – the good ship Monday Funday is about to weigh anchor.

TravelAwks

Brita has come up with a campaign based all around the awkward scenarios that might arise on public transport. The brand has come up with some print ads that are splashed all over public transport, as well as a raft of YouTube vids fronted by feted stand-up Russell Kane. Unfortunately, Russell Kane isn’t very funny and the videos aren’t either. Here’s one:

Often awkwardness is funny, think the first series of The Office, other times it’s just… well… awkward. The twittersphere hasn’t taken to the campaign either.

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How enterprising

Meet Brad and Dave, the transatlantic duo who’re here to deliver “UK car hire , with US customer service”.

The video above is taken from a web series that the car hire brand Enterprise created two years ago to get across its playful side. There’s loads and loads of webisodes to peruse so d(r)ive right in!

From the ha-ha-harchives

Our golden oldie this week (or is it next week?) comes from another car hire brand (who knew it was such a rib-tickling industry?), Hertz. Way, way back in the day Hertz enlisted the help of comedy superstars the Two Ronnies to star in its advert. Worth the watch purely for the super futuristic ‘Hertz computerised driving directions’ at about :18.

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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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