Monday Funday: remember remember the 5th of November
We’ve had an explosive couple of days with the UK marking 400 years of domestic terrorism in the only way it knows how, drinking cans in a park and watching things go BANG. Not only were there several firework events across the country, but the nation’s finest hooded teens were kind enough to put on their own unofficial displays – hosted in dark alleys and at quiet bus stops.
So as you dust yourself down this morning, with your ears ringing like a pushy cold-caller who’s convinced you were miss sold PPI, enjoy our weekly batch of knee slapping content.
Second hand car, first class content
We have all seen plenty of brands getting it wrong. It’s not uncommon for a big hitter to assign a huge budget to a campaign, chasing the laughs but ending up with just another generic, boring piece of content.
With this is mind, it’s impossible not to be impressed with this amateur advert. Max Lonman, a regular Joe with a Honda to flog, decided to create this clip to shift his girlfriend’s second hand car.
Satirising the normal snore-triggering car adverts, Lonman wittily showcases the second-hand motor, with its features so old they’re expecting a telegram from the queen.
The clip has since gone viral, proving it pays to go that extra mile.
“Squish the boobies”
Desperate times call for desperate measures. After Real Madrid’s humbling at the hands of Tottenham last weekend, football-God Christiano Ronaldo has sought help from American comic Christian Buasth, partaking in a training session that is so far out the box Monday Funday half expect CR7 to smash it into the back of the net.
In the 90-second clip, posted on Ronaldo’s Instagram page as part of a campaign from audio company ROC Live Life Loud, the American comedian instructs the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to “squish” his “boobies”, and upsets lifeguards everywhere by doing an ill-advised front flip into a tiny pool.
By poking fun at one of the world’s most popular footballers, ROC Live Life Loud has created an easily shareable, refreshing piece of content that is bound to get people talking.
From the ha-ha-harchives
We’ve always been nostalgic buggers here at Speak Media, so we’ve trawled through the archives to share this this peach of an ad from lager brand Carling back in 1993. A touch jingoistic, perhaps, but they don’t make them like this anymore – and probably for good reason to.