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Barclays News named 'Best Corporate Website'

 

Monday Funday: could murder a snickers

 

Comic legend Charlie Chaplin once said, “all I need to make comedy is a park, a policemen and a pretty girl.”

Unfortunately, Monday Funday had none of these tools at its disposable this morning, arriving at its desk armed with nothing more than a notepad, a poor internet connection and an insatiable thirst for marketing funnies…

You’re not you when you’re hungry…

Dave, the self-proclaimed “home of witty banter”, is hardly known for high-brow programming. So imagine our surprise to see our social media feed promoting it suddenly as an arts and culture mecca overseen by Rupert, “a pontificating, polo-playing, slipper-wearing square” – swapping student favourites like Man vs Food for “stuffy shows appraising art and antiques.”

After initially spluttering into our Coco Pops, it was with some relief that we realised this Eliza Doolittle-style transformation was in fact a clever spoof – executed as part of Snickers’ ‘You’re not you when you’re hungry campaign’.

Rest assured, light entertainment fans, that the network remains true to its original broadcasting mission: helping to cure hangovers by allowing viewers to plonk themselves on the sofa, crack open a packet of flaming hot Doritos and watch the hours waste away in front of endless re-runs of Top Gear.

The Upside Down

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island, you’ve probably heard of the Netflix show Stranger Things. In fact, even if you have been on a desert island, in a cave, with no Wi-Fi, holding your hands firmly over your ears, the chances are you’re still aware of the sci-fi thriller, due to Netflix’s ruthless marketing machine.

In their latest stunt, to mark the beginning of the show’s second series, the streaming kingpin has teamed up with Topshop to turn its Oxford street store into an immersive space, where fans can test their superpowers and visit fictional realm ‘The Upside Down'.

Read more here.

Casual Friday

Ah, casual Friday – the day when you can slip into your comfiest clothes and toddle down to work without a care in the world (which is essentially every day for MF). Of course you’ve still got your emails, deadlines and excel documents, but it’s that bit easier wearing a pair of scruffy jeans and a t-shirt so old it tells its nephews how tall they’ve gotten.

It’s worth remembering, however, that not all jobs are appropriate to dress down in: police officer, fireman or scuba driving instructor to name a few.

American insurance company Geico satirises this idea in their latest piece of content, which was created as part of their ‘It’s not surprising’ campaign, showing a Buckingham Palace Beefeater turn up to work wearing nothing but a dressing gown and a pair of yellow shorts.