So I wasn’t going to do one of these this year, because I’ve been so busy with work experience this week. However, after popular demand (I’m not even joking!) I have decided to do a brief post on my favourite April Fool’s Day jokes of 2014. Sorry it’s a little late, but enjoy!
Google pulled another classic out of the bag (or Pokeball?) this year by presenting us with an almost-believable advert on YouTube. Suggesting that they are recruiting only those who are Pokemon Masters was very amusing, and kudos to them for a great video.
They didn’t stop there either – you could actually catch Pokemon by clicking all over maps on Google! Amazing. I was actually rather upset to think that Google aren’t recruiting Pokemon Masters, because I know that I’d instantly get the job…
Great one here from Cadbury, and their Photoshop efforts are particularly impressive. This was another upsetting joke for me, because not only did I see this whilst I was in the office absolutely starving, but because I do think it would sell very well. Cadbury, if you ever read this, please, please make the ‘Squegg’ happen!
Another food-based joke which both made me hungry and made me chuckle. The ‘Edibox‘ is actually pretty funny, and made my head all twisty when I was wondering about a box within a box, within a box, etc. Unlike the Squegg however, I don’t think it would be a good seller, as it would contain far too much dough… Maybe I’m thinking about this a little too much, but an innovation in “snackaging” it was indeed!
4. Google Naps
Not actually invented by Google, but Dutch-based creative agencies. New app ‘Google Naps‘ suggests the best places to sleep and nap, all over the world – especially in the Netherlands. Win!
And finally, this is the one I fell for. I thought I was so clever, flicking through the Times, thinking “they won’t catch me out!” … Well, they did, but not with an article. It was the BMW advert which promised a “force injection booster” to allow drivers to feel like they’re driving at top speeds at 20mph. “Wow,” I thought, “The things they can do with technology these days!”
Happy April, everyone!