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St Patricks Laughter Spot : The one about three men awaiting execution

by Will Corry on February 25, 2015

Three men awaited execution by firing squad in the condemned cell,  from which the site of their forthcoming ordeal could be clearly  seen.The first, an Englishman, was taken out and stood against the wall.  As the firing squad raised their rifles, he suddenly shouted "Avalanche!" at the top of his voice.


Blunders : Ryanair in Twitter spat after Aer Lingus #photobomb ad

by Will Corry on January 17, 2015


What’s up next? A sitcom on The Holocaust maybe with funny fat Nazis eating victims alive?

by Will Corry on January 3, 2015

Channel 4 has commissioned a sitcom about the Irish Famine in which one million Irish died of starvation and one million emigrated. What a great subject for cheap laughs!

No this is not an April Fools story, this is a January 1st story, incredible as it may seem.

The writer will be Dublin-based Hugh Travers, a 31-year-old, who has already had a major hit with a show called “Lambo.” He is a former film student at UCLA.The sitcom will be called “Hungry” and Channel 4 has given the Dublin writer full freedom to write his own scripts which he says is seriously daunting.

Asked by the Irish Times why The Famine, Travers stated, “Well, they say ‘comedy equals tragedy plus time’,” he says, laughing.


Video : It’s not every day you get to see a 6ft 5in man dressed as a Christmas elf

by Will Corry on December 23, 2014

The elite ice hockey league team the Belfast Giants made a music video for Christmas of Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” and it's adorable...and hilarious.

The video, which shows the team busting some serious moves while lip-syncing along to the Christmas hit has generated almost 350,000 viewers since then.

It seems that the video went viral after it was mentioned on Twitter by Mariah Carey. She tweeted “The Belfast Giants show off some festive moves in their video version of All I Want For Christmas Is You.”


Video : Irish music and frenetic dancing – what a great combination

by Will Corry on November 16, 2014

Junior's crew 2 Old Irish beats Something's coming together… watch it here first


Design Blunders : Tesco’s ‘penis’-themed buttermilk and other design fails

by Will Corry on November 9, 2014

FMCG Blunders : Tesco's 'penis'-themed buttermilk and other design fails | Enjoy these 'Best Business Blunders' and 'Great Laughter Spots' from theMarketingblog |

Spotted in Tesco: a carton of buttermilk with what looks a lot like a giant, orange penis on it. Have you spotted any design fails lately? Whoever designed this package of buttermilk may well have had something else on their mind at the time.

Conclusion - Someone in the marketing department has some serious issues they need to work through


Video : Ireland’s highest pub reopens

by Will Corry on November 4, 2014

Creedons Top of Coom pub on the Cork - Kerry border reopens after if was destroyed by fire in 2012. Video by Dan Linehan @lensdan. Thanks to Martina Quinn for this gem.

'I'm Irish and I don't know half of what they're saying........but I know what they mean!


£200k investment creates jobs in Derry, Northern Ireland / Culture Tech Festival

by Will Corry on September 30, 2014

Wurkhouse, which is based in the Science Park at Derry, Northern Ireland helps businesses design and implement integrated social and online marketing strategies.

Troy Armour, Wurkhouse Managing Director said: "My objective in setting up Wurkhouse is to offer digital marketing solutions tailored to the specific needs of individual customers.

"The portfolio of expert services that we offer is flexible, highly professional and competitive. We offer a comprehensive range of social media technologies including digital marketing and brand development.


Silver Surfers ignore tech-led shopping – Northern Ireland wed to the high street / SmartFocus

by Will Corry on September 15, 2014

We concentrate on an important survey of 2,000 people commissioned by leading digital marketing company SmartFocus,

  • - national survey analyses UK’s digital and analogue shopping habits
  • - shopping preferences strongly linked to age
  • - digital gap widening - Silver Surfers ignore tech vs Generation Y embrace smart-phone shopping
  • - Northern Ireland wedded to the high street - shoppers lie behind the digital curve


Lidl strengthens its commitment to Northern Ireland with the appointment of Smarts Communicate

by Will Corry on September 9, 2014

Lidl has announced the appointment of Smarts Communicate to oversee the brand’s communications strategy in Northern Ireland.

Recently marking 15 years in business, Lidl continues to strengthen its presence in Northern Ireland with plans to expand further and has joined forces with Smarts Communicate to deliver an extensive communications programme that comprises PR, marketing and events.