Things of note for the week ending August 31st, 2012
1. Dub the Dew
This isn’t that new but I just found another write up on it and well, I realised I just had to share. Mountain Dew decided that they’d ask the internet to help them name their latest apple-flavoured beverage.
The internet, responded.
This was – I KID YOU NOT – the Top 10 right before, some 48hrs after launch, PepsiCo [unsurprisingly] took it down –
- Hitler Did Nothing Wrong
- Gushing Granny
- Gushin’ Granny
- Grannies Squirt
- Gushing Grannies
- Gooshing Granny
- Fapulous Apple
- Gushing Green Granny
You could blame the internet. Or you could blame 4Chan. Really, you should blame a naively conceived competition by a brand that should’ve known better.
3. THIS. IS. EPIC.
4. Las Vegas Lulz
So that thing happened with Price Harry the other week? Yeeaaah, aside from a few red faces inside the palace, it turns out the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority were none too pleased either.
A fairly decent tongue-in-cheek full page ad in USA Today appeared earlier this week –
5. The Darkness, covering Radiohead
There are no words.
Bonuses this week: this Designing BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 article from the Beeb is a damn good read; Episode 013 of The Voicemail Podcast is out now and is full of the usual mobile-related banter (but with IFA/Samsung/Sony extras); and this Leo Burnett vs Asylum Films debate is worth ten minutes of your brain [UPDATE: now with illustrative background from LB’s CEO].Â
‘Til next time…