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Monday Funday: spooking out commuters


Are you being watched

Season four of Charlie Brooker’s wildly-successful dystopian show, ‘Black Mirror’, hit Netflix on 29 December, just in time for misanthropic fans to stream over New Year.

Posters hinting at storylines from the show’s new season were plastered on every single billboard in Old Street station and plunged commuters – including some of us here at Speak, who head in and out of the station every day – into an existential crisis on their first day back at work.

In front of the ticket barriers, commuters were confronted with the strapline: “The worst is yet to come” and were handed paranoia-inducing webcam covers, asking: “Are you being watched?”

Ross Bailey, the Founder and CEO of Appear Here, who curates the brand’s content in Old Street station, said: “We didn’t want to fill Old Street station with your average station retail and this activation embodies just that. 

“Old Street is filled with forward-thinkers and early-adopters, which makes it the ideal place for brands to test out more daring ideas.”

Two weeks into 2018 and all the posters are still up, leaving us feeling truly spooked.

From the ha-ha-harchives

Dogs and monkeys doing human stuff pretty much guarantee a cute, funny TV ad. None more so than the 'It's the Little Things' campaign from Andrex – 46 seconds of pure puppy pleasure and an insanely catchy song. Strangely, Andrex don't feature the original 2010 ad on their official YouTube channel and are therefore missing out on the 121,000+ views that user 'Johnnys Amusements' has attracted ... they must be barking. Here's the vid. Woof.

Almaz Ohene