It is Mother’s Day once again and brands are kicking off their numerous Mother’s Day ad campaigns and promotions.
While there are some really great ad campaigns and promotions out there, here are some brands we felt should maybe have given Mother’s Day a miss:
1. Marie France Bodyline
Because nothing says Happy Mother’s Day than a suggestion that Momma is getting a little… chubby. Why not get her a nice slimming session and plan her diet?
2. McDonald’s, PizzaHut and KFC:
This Mother’s Day; spend a little, share a lot.
Posted by McDonald’s on Friday, May 1, 2015
— KFC Australia (@KFCAustralia) May 8, 2015
This was sent to our deputy editor Elizabeth Low. Snarky isn’t it?
Would you really want your mom to know you forgot Mother’s Day and hence went to a discount coupon site for her gift? What if your mom was sent the same deal? (Gasp!)
And no Groupon, we on the Marketing team did not forget our moms.
4. HP Printer
I’m a little torn on this one.
While I do enjoy personalised cards, I absolutely do not see myself heading down to HP to get a printer with Original HP Ink because the ink supposedly gives me “brilliant colour and longer lasting prints with 2X more pages than refills.” (uhm,okay…)
Also, I really don’t see myself printing “as many cards as [I] want [to] give them to all the moms in [my] life”.
One is fine, really.
With all that being said and done, there were some really great ads we saw out there.
And to all the moms out there, have a wonderful Mother’s Day!