April Fools' Day has become one of marketing industry's most-loved holiday of the year. And from outright fakery to odd product releases, these brands ruled April Fools' this year!
In recent times, the major issues that have risen due to misinformation and phony news have put somewhat of a damper on the previously adored April Fools' Day pranks. In any case, for each organization like Microsoft, which is forbidding such tricks altogether, there are a lot of organizations that are still going forward with it—trusting that a little touch of cheerful buffoonery will light up your day.
And it wouldn't be wrong to say that April Fools' Day has turned out to be one of the marketing business' most dynamic and annoyingly odd day of the year. And keeping in mind that the entire thing can be debilitating, there are dependably a couple of creative ideas that deserve a chuckle. Regardless of whether these tricks truly work any longer is generally in the eye of the prankee, but it's all in good fun!
After half of the universe got dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, in order to save the universe, Disney Japan announced that Mickey will be joining the superheroes to defeat Thanos.
To celebrate April Fools’ Day, Sony jokingly announced that it would be selling "Limited Collectors’ Edition Merchandise", which is the actual PlayStation consoles on keyrings.
McDonald’s UK opted for trolling the heathens that enjoy dipping their fries in milkshakes this April Fools’ day by faking the launch of milkshake sauce pots that come in a number of flavors.
Japan's KFC announced that "Original Chicken Bone " and "Original Chicken Full Bone Bucket" will be released on April 1.
Durex invited couples to experiment with new flavors this April Fools Day. One of these new taste sensations was Mala Hot Pot.
Online dating app Tinder teased its followers by claiming it’s introducing a new height verification badge on its platform. "Simply input your true, accurate height with a screenshot of you standing next to any commercial building," it said in the advert.
"We’ll do some state-of-the-art verifying and you’ll receive your badge directly on your profile."
The two unlikely partners teamed up to create a new pair of headphones with Cup Noodles attached to the ear pads and a fork instead of a microphone.
They claimed that you can detach the fork to slurp Cup Noodles while gaming and that the Cup Noodles house the largest 'dual-chamber drivers on the market.'
Duolingo took its daily reminder push notifications on a different level — by having a large green owl appear in real life and follow you around to remind you to practice your language lessons. Duolingo claimed the owl comes in three modes — encouraging, disappointed, or passive aggressive.
After starting off by offering the classic game Snake on Google Maps over the weekend, the software giant claimed to have included a physical Screen Cleaner feature in the Files app that uses software to identify dirt and smudges and magically clean your phone.
It then creates a “long-lasting non-stick shield” on the surface of your phone. And Android users kept the joke alive by claiming in the comments of the video that the Screen Cleaner totally works.
SodaStream went to highly technical levels of trickery with its April 1 product launch that was repped by a real astronaut, Scott Kelly — the faux, "SodaStreamMe," was described as, "an on-the-go bottle that enables users to carbonate their own drinks simply by blowing into the cap, releasing excess CO2."