House PR’s favourite April Fools of 2017

House PR’s favourite April Fools of 2017

By Tue 4th April, 2017 News No Comments
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With April Fool’s just been and gone we at House PR are reflecting on the stories that made us laugh the most. From Beano’s emoji only cover to The Telegraph’s discovery of a polar bear in Scotland, this year’s fake news was the best yet.

THE GUARDIAN

The Guardian’s spoof claiming the former Chancellor is launching a new clothing line “for fashion-conscious business people”.

DAILY MAIL

Prince Harry’s secret wedding in Las Vegas with an exclusive spread in The Daily Mail. Prince Harry apparently couldn’t wait any longer and wanted to confuse journalists by having a £300 wedding in Las Vegas.

BEANO

Beano announced it was launching its emoji only magazine as it is now kid’s preferred form of reading.

THE TELEGRAPH

The Telegraph reported footage of a polar bear roaming in Scotland, captured by a dog walker, and ‘verified’ by the WWF. We’re pretty disappointed this one isn’t actually true!

POUNDLAND

Poundland put out an April Fool’s claiming their prices had gone up…

AMAZON

Amazon Alexa launched for pets so pets could order their own treats

MARMITE

Marmite launched ‘Meh-mite’ – a blander version of the love it or hate it spread so people can now feel ‘meh’ about it.

PADDY POWER

Paddy Power announced they were the first sponsor to take the plunge in sea horse racing

VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Virgin announced their new plane – the Dreambird 1417, which has flapping wings allowing the plane to bend and flex to create a flapping notion.