It’s been a bad year for companies trying to market in Ireland, what with little newsworthy things to hijack. No Queen visiting, no Obama chugging pints, the only thing of note being a Kardashian traipsing her way through Temple Bar.
It’s not been great for companies social media either, what with Starbucks tweeting to it’s Irish followers “Show us what makes you proud to be British”, which presumably made Gerry Adams spit out his frappuccino.
But as we can see from that Starbucks link the amount of retweets they got is the kind of social media exposure that other companies would KILL FOR. What’s that expression? “There’s no such thing as bad publicity?” Here at Humourisms we’ve come up with a few ad campaigns that will be sure to get the Internet Hivemind buzzing.
1. BRITISH AIRWAYS
Few British tourists visit the Northwest of this country, so why not combine some local history WITH A THREAT to get the punters rolling in.
2. JACOB’S BISCUITS
There’s a good reason the Rebels went to a biscuit factory in 1916. BISCUITS GO WITH EVERYTHING! So why not break out a few crackers next time you’re in the middle of a sing-song with your grandfather who has a lot of shifty looking black and white photos in a suitcase and looks sad any time he mentions his brother you never got to meet.
32 in every container.
3. Reese’s Pieces
With the proliferation of American sweetshops in Dublin City Centre, it’s only a short time before Americans try to market their wares directly to us. Americans are notably…vague…on history (their own and other countries), so don’t be surprised if you see something similar to the below celebrating the end of The Troubles.
Perfect with a latte Mr Adams.Damon Blake is a comedy maker and tea-drinker. He likes comic books and hurting people's feelings. He's the Uncle Ben to the bitter loners of Humourisms, ie, his death will motivate them on to greater things.You can find him on Twitter @blakingpoint writing jokes and crying.