Sunday, 2 April 2017

April Fools

Brands were out in full force on Saturday trying to see if anyone would fall for some classic April fools pranks. With the amount of fake news out there on the internet these days it is becoming more difficult to tell whether or not it is real or not. The Subway brand is launched its first ever ice cream range… inspired by the nation’s most love Subs called - 'SUBzero' and  Burger King were trying to fool people with their launch of a Whopper Toothpaste. Google were also having fun by turning maps into a game of pacman whilst also trying to fool us with Google Gnome. 

Crayola Ditching Dandelion

Crayola is ditching one of the colours in its range. The company announced that it would be removing the gold-tinged dandelion stick from its boxes on Friday, to make way for a new one. It also ties in with National Crayon Day in America. It's only the third time in Crayola's history that it has retired one or more of its colours, and the first time it's taking one out of its box of 24. Other colours consigned to history are maize, raw umber, blizzard blue, mulberry and orange yellow. "Fans" of dandelion, which was introduced in 1990, aren't happy on Twitter. Crayola crayons were first produced in 1903 by Binney & Smith Co.  Based in Easton, Pennsylvania, Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, which has its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Do even Crayola crayons have a product life cycle?

Loyalty at McDonalds

A 94-year-old American is celebrating more than four decades of working at McDonald's restaurants. Loraine Maurer of Evansville, Indiana, works two shifts per week, 44 years after joining the hamburger chain. The great-grandmother first joined in 1973 after her husband retired due to disability. "I told him we were too young to stay at home and so I went for a job," she recalled after enjoying a cake at a special party colleagues threw for her. She never meant to stay as long as she did, Mrs Maurer told ABC News, adding that she never thought of becoming a manager because she prefers to interact with her customers. Even though she contemplates retirement every winter, she says she never plans to leave. Even though she contemplates retirement every winter, she says she never plans to leave.