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Fun Friday Post – Hail to the Cookie Baby, It’s National Cookie Day!

“Me proclaim today National Cookie Day” – Cookie Monster

As luck would have it today is National Cookie Day! According to the Muppet Wiki it is a minor holiday that celebrates cookies in all their sugary glory.

A bit of history

Back in 1980 Random House published “The Sesame Street Dictionary“. In this book Cookie Monster playfully declares a National Cookie Day to celebrate his beloved addiction, however no date was ever specified.

In the summer of 1987 Matt Nader president of the Blue Chip Cookie Company, a small cookie company based out of San Francisco, told the LA Times it was time for a National Cookie Day, “It’s just like having  National Secretaries Day … It will just be a fun thing to do“.

So there you have it … sort of … either way we’re happy to indulge cookies this day or any day for that matter. Here are some of our favourite cookie memes etc.





And I’ll leave you with this classic in honour of the king!

Fun Friday Post – Our Favourite Scottish Referendum Memes

In case you live under a rock, or were perhaps hiding out somewhere in the depths of the Scottish highlands (debatable), Scotland held a referendum yesterday to determine whether the country should separate from the United Kingdom. In the end, the result was no separation. The result also produced some pretty excellent Scottish referendum memes. So without further ado, here are some of our faves:

Brendan Sera-Shriar: while a lot of the Scots were saying “aye or die”, now there’s a lot of angry Scots who are very angry for the referendum not going their way.

Aye or Die

Angry Scottish people

Brendan Tully Walsh: look, David Cameron has acted like a snivelling twit to the Scottish people about this whole issue. They’d better stick to their promises though!

Snivelling David Cameron

Leila Nathaniel: Batman is doing the talking points just like Facebook does – by slapping people in the face and yelling loudly!

Batman votes yes

Moniba Ali: the end result for Scotland, as best portrayed by Grumpy Cat.

no freedom

Drew Everett: Pretty much how the “Better Together” campaign went.

freedom or a mystery box


Josh Camire: Natural enemies, or just really angry people?

Scots - natural enemies

Paula Washington: If Scotland did separate, is that how they would join the European Union? Seems like a really bad way to get invited…

Scotland wants to join EU


Fun Friday Post – How We Celebrate Victoria Day

Monday is a holiday in Canada. What holiday is that? It’s just the beginning of barbeque season is all…

Oh wait. That’s not it. It’s Victoria Day.

What’s that? Well, a long time ago, when Canada was just a colony, Queen Victoria was our ruler. So she made a national holiday out of her birthday.

victoria day my dayWe usually celebrate with fireworks. Pew, pew!

forrest-fireand barbecues…

victoria day or memorial dayAnd a day off!

late for workBut don’t get us wrong, we’re part of the Commonwealth but not the United Kingdom!

queen-youre-just-a-country-i-used-to-own-memeHappy Victoria Day, Canadians!

Video of the Week – Doritos is Nailing It, BIG TIME!

I’ve mentioned it in many a post “some brands get it, some brands don’t!” 

No, it’s not the most original quote, but it’s true. And if you want to make ripples in this industry (marketing) you better pay to attention to the brands that are doing right. If you’re a regular Keep Marketing Fun reader you know some of my favourite brands: Coca-Cola, Oreo, Beats by Dre., evian, etc. What these brands all have in common is their unique, creative, and engaging marketing strategies – they are truly defining the rules and are successfully building community around their brands.

So, what does this have to do with the Video of the Week post? Over the past year or so Doritos has strategically elevated its brand to more than just a “chip” company. Ok, it’s actually a frito-lay brand but they have built an entire “brand personality” around Doritos, most consumers don’t associate Doritos with frito-lay – anymore.

Doritos, more than just a flavoured-corn-chip, is walking the path of user engagement and community building as way to identify itself with its consumers. Similar to brands like Coca-Cola or Red Bull, Doritos has evolved its image beyond just a consumable product.

Take a look at these ads/memes for example:


But, this is a video post! Since 2011 Doritos has been winning awards for its creative Super Bowl commercials and this year was no let down. Not only did produce some of the best Super Bowl ads of 2014 they ran a slew of commercials leading up to and handful since.

I really love this ads – here’s a great compilation of the best Doritos ads of 2014 (so far)

Recently Doritos launched it’s “Jacked Street Race” campaign and following very closely in the foot steps of brands like Red Bull, this new campaign is targeted at extreme sport “Moped Cars” street racing. A style of street racing cars from Denmark. They recently filmed this mini-movie commercial in the Netherlands featuring well known Dutch rappers Mr. Polska, Jebroer and Skinto – take a look>

Make sure to check out the official Doritos YouTube page, they have some great content including an epic SXSW campaign.

Fun Friday Post – Brendan & Brendan MEMEs

With April Fools behind us – by the way if you missed out on our prank you can check it out here – we thought we’d take advantage of this weeks’ Fun Friday Post and put together a handful of Brendan & Brendan MEMES.

Feel free to add to mix with your own Brendan & Brendan MEMEs on our Facebook page.


The Kings of Marketing


Marketing Stooges


Never mind the Sex Pistols, here comes Brendan & Brendan


We give this post 2 thumbs up!


Girl, you know its true …


Families ties are strong


All said and done we’re always F.R.I.E.N.D.S


Video of the Week – All Your Base Are Belong To Us: Classic Web Meme

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You are on your way to destruction.

Recently I was digging through some old video games buried away in my closet. A friend of mine, who was there while I was dusting off old game cases, muddled the words in his best robot voice “All Your Base Are Belong To Us” and instantly I was reminded of one of the greatest, geekiest, and earliest online memes of all time!

Ok, for those of you who aren’t in the know this week I’m going to school you on one of the first ever internet memes – All Your Base Are Belong To Us.

What was originally a broken english phrase from the opening cutscene of the 1991 European Sega Mega Drive version of the video game Zero Wing developed into one of the worlds first animated GIF memesThis meme initially spread like a virus, long before the term viral existed, through email, forums, chat groups and websites. It eventually grew beyond the cult and appeared in numerous articles, books, comics and webcomics, clothing, movies, radio shows, songs, and television shows.

Sometimes shortened to  “AYBABTU“, or “AYB“, geeks around the world, more specifically gaming geeks, threw these shortened pieces of text around the web like gang sings.

Today the meme has appeared in various formats and languages all over the world. There is no official number of views – because there are too many to count!

Long before YouTube this meme was originally created as animated GIF and eventually became a Flash animation. Below is the original meme transferred to a YouTube video – enjoy!

Fun Friday Post – If You Could Be a Piece of Viral Content, What Would it Be?

Sticking with this week’s debate over “what is viral” we took a moment to reflect upon viral content of the past and pondered the notion “being viral content”. More to the point, what viral content do we identify with most?

If you’ve had the opportunity to get to know any of us I think you’ll find our choices rather unsurprising and genuinely precise – enjoy!

The Poet – Unicorns Poop Rainbows

I Can’t imagine a better meme for me! 🙂

The Saint – The last supper meme

Beth – 88 year old dancing!

“Something about old ladies dancing that makes laugh my ass off!!”

Leila – Blooood!

“Yup, blood!”

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Moniba – The zombie kid who likes turtles

“Turrrrtllllessss …”

Val – David after the dentist

“I’d be David after the Dentist, it’s an accurate description of the early twenties”

Ziad -Mr. Trololo

“I am a troll!”

If you could be viral content what would it be?