While Toyota has this week taken the baton from Westpac in the ‘how to get in the headlines for all the wrong reasons’ PR disaster stakes, spoofs of the latter’s banana smoothies video keep rolling in thick and fast.
Dr Mumbo’s latest favourite is one from marketing communications agency Fnuky, which has themed its Christmas card around the Westpac video, taking off the original voiceover’s lines, with gems like:
“Sometimes we have to make decisions that make us unpopular. But being popular is not our focus. Our focus is getting all the [LOUD BLEEP] bananas.”
“So next time we take more of your bananas, don’t question it, just be thankful we gave you that stupid smoothie.”
There are also take offs from Network Ten’s 7pm Project show, consumer advocacy body, Choice and one from financial comparison site, Mozo.com.au. The Australian Youth Climate Coalition has even got in on the act, using it as a springboard to attack Tony Abbott on his climate change policies.
Dr Mumbo now only wonders just how soon we will see new versions of the Toyota Yaris Clean Getaways video will has managed to cause a bit of a media storm across the globe…