Afternoon all! We’re back with another juicy edition of Monday Funday to get you set for the week ahead.
You may not have heard of UKTV, but as the parent brand behind heavyweight Freeview channels like Watch, Gold, Dave and Really, you’re more than likely to have seen one or two of its TV shows. This video features some of the network’s top stars, plus a couple of their marketing and advertising bods, discussing how important quality is in creating promotional content – especially comedy stuff. At 1:54, Ross Noble, the sublimely surreal stand-up who has a show on UKTV, gives an honest assessment of how being in a dodgy ad can scupper your on-stage performances, and at 2:42, Sarah Goldman, the network’s director of advertising, describes how she and her team are increasingly holding advertising and marketing content to the same high standards of quality as the shows themselves.
A couple weeks back we brought you Levi’s automated weather-related tweeting blunder, now here’s a muck-up from Made.com. The brand tried to take advantage of all the excitement around the Scottish Referendum by sending out this email.
Which would have been pretty clever, if Scotland had voted Yes. Embarrassingly, this second email followed a few minutes later.
Also, we shouldn’t talk about referendum fails without mentioning the shaky arithmetic on show from CNN.
From the ha-ha-harchives
Jimmy Nesbitt at his best. You’re very, very, very nice people!