Topic: April Fool's

'Dumb Ways to Die' Creates a Lovably Lethal Greeting for April Fools' McCann Melbourne keeps the viral hit alive

In case you thought April Fools' was only about fake products and glaringly obvious gags, here's a nice palate cleanser. The adorable, ill-fated blobs from Dumb Ways to Die are…

April 1, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

Google Goes All Out for April Fools' Creates smell-based search and turns YouTube into a contest

What does an Egyptian tomb smell like? Google Nose knows. Ah, April Fools.' You can't believe everything you see, read or, in the case of Google, smell. Google went all out…

April 1, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

Microsoft Plays the Privacy Fool Who wouldn't want a personal cloaking device?

Riffing off the controversy over its Do Not Track browser, Microsoft came up with something new for the tinfoil hat club: The Do Not Tracksuit. With his tongue firmly planted in…

April 1, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

April Fools' Day 2012: Best of the Brand Hoaxes Google, YouTube, Skype lead this year's pranks

Sadly, for those marketers who build April Fools' Day into their plans, it falls on a Sunday this year, so most of you will probably be reading about their shenanigans…

April 1, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

10 Amusing Hoax Ads for April Fools' Day Google leads the pack with its annual practical jokes

April Fools' Day is this Sunday. It's a bit of a shame when it falls on a weekend, as companies have a smaller online audience for their practical jokes. So,…

March 30, 2012, 8:17 AM EDT

Get your fingers in better shape for Chrome

Are your hands too fat to keep up with Google Chrome? Don't order a typing wand. Get on a Chromercise fitness program, and whip your flabby fingers back into shape.…

April 4, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

Advertisers out in force for April Fools' Day

It's time for the annual roundup of April Fools' Day advertising stunts. April Fools' Day is the only day of the year when serious brands can have a little fun…

April 1, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

Brands find time for usual April Fool's jokes

April 1 has historically been a great time for brands to have a little fun pranking their customers. Today is no exception. Google is offering two April Fool's hoaxes: Gmail…

April 1, 2009, 12:07 PM EDT