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Topic: April Fools' Day

Thor Björnsson's Great April Fools' Ad Wasn't at All What We Were Expecting

Game of Thrones strongman pitches HeavyBubbles in dumbbell bottles

I admit I was fooled. Sort of. When I saw Thor Björnsson (aka, the Mountain That Rides, aka the Strongest Man on Earth) selling his new sparkling water called HeavyBubbles in…

April Fools' Day 2016: Our Foolishly Giant List of the Best Brand Hoaxes

See all of this year's coolest and silliest pranks

It's that time again: April Fools' Day, when brands get rewarded for being deceptive, impractical and stupid. And hopefully, funny. We're collecting our usual huge list of brand hoaxes. Email me…

No, Virgin America Doesn't Actually Have a New Logo That's a Pair of Boobs

Carrier mocks Silicon Valley doublespeak in April Fools' gag

Is Virgin America making fun of Airbnb a year and a half after the latter's infamous logo redesign? It's quite possible. The airline's own apparently new design looks like, well,…

Hustler Asks People to 'Stop Abusing Vegetables' in Safe-For-Work Campaign

Larry Flynt talks about coming up with the dirtiest clean strategy

If you've been driving around Los Angeles lately, you may have noticed a billboard showing a cartoon cucumber imploring you to #stopvegetableabuse by buying real sex toys at Hustler Hollywood.…

Bob Barker Returned to The Price Is Right in the Year's Most Charming April Fools' Surprise

He's still got it

Most of us were tired of April Fools' hijinks before the day even arrived, but in addition to yesterday's seemingly endless spree of high-profile pranks, there were a few real…

Butterfinger Bets a Million on Manny Pacquiao to Beat Floyd Mayweather

A million Butterfinger Cups, that is

There's going to be some heavyweight marketing around the May 2 welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. And Butterfinger is jumping early into Pacquiao's corner. The Nestlé brand…

Chevrolet, Jash Create the #BestDayEver of Positive Prankvertising

Not everything has to be mean on April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is known as a day to pull pranks on your nearest and dearest. However, Chevrolet and online comedy network Jash believe that not every trick has to…

29 People Who Can't Stand Your Stupid Branded April Fools' Joke

The backlash is real

Here we are again, fools. It's the first day of April, and everyone is reluctant to click links for fear of getting Rickrolled, sent to an old website from the '90s…

Miss Cleo Is Standing By to Take Your Call to Benefit Cosmetics

She sees beauty products in your future

Between 1997 and 2003, you probably fell asleep to psychic Miss Cleo telling you, in her upbeat Jamaican accent, that she could predict your future during her infamous Psychic Readers…

April Fools' Day 2015: Our Giant Roundup of the Best Brand Hoaxes

All of this year's coolest and silliest pranks

April Fools' Day is one of my favorite advertising holidays. It's a magical day when brands manage to be smart, relevant and amusing on their smallest budgets of the year.…

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