Hails & Fails – Nov 13th 2020
Trump’s a dummy on the golf course
Brilliantly re-active stunt from Madame Tussauds in London this week who, seizing on the developing USA election-driven news agenda, dressed their figure of President Donald Trump in golf gear when it was announced that rival Joe Biden had won the election – very much a case of art mimicking life, as the real POTUS was on his own real golf course when Biden was declared the winner. Quite rightly, they won blanket national coverage as a result!
Walkers Turns Lineker into a Festive Thief
Walkers had us all in fits of laughter this week when they launched a Christmas advert featuring viral star LadBaby and Gary Lineker cheekily stealing sausage roll crisps. The advert has been a smash after its release on social media, and sees Christmas carols turned into “Sausage CaROLLs” as a festive medley of tunes are switched for lyrics about sausage rolls. The media loved it too – with widespread coverage doing a great job for the brand.
Primania grips UK Christmas Shoppers
Primark won headlines and happy faces when this week it announced it wants to open for 24 hours a day when lockdown lifts. The Sun acclaimed ‘Primania’ and said shoppers think it’s a ‘brilliant idea’. It’s been widely covered by media who have also welcomed the move – saying it will help shoppers social distance during the busy Christmas period. Cue blanket coverage.
Trump’s garden centre presidential press conference sparks global hilarity
And while he was out playing golf, Donald Trump’s presidential team accidentally organised a press conference at the Four Seasons landscaping centre (next door to a sex shop) instead of the Four Seasons hotel – possibly our favourite ‘fail’ story of the year. You really couldn’t make it up.
In a since-deleted tweet, Mr Trump had said there would be a “big press conference” at the “Four Seasons” on Saturday morning. But this was corrected by the hotel itself tweeting: “To clarify, President Trump’s press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — no relation with the hotel.” Wake us up when it’s safe to come out…
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