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Singapore could not be prouder as a nation than it is today as swimmer Joseph Schooling brings home the gold in the 100m butterfly in a record 50.39 seconds.Celebrating the big win with Singaporeans all across the world are several global and local brands.Changi Airport GroupChangi Airport was one of the first brands in Singapore to put up a post congratulating the 21-year old swimmer.Just this morning, as Schooling landed in Singapore, the group decided to flip the boards in honour of his arrival, bringing its social media activation from online to offline.Since then several other brands have followed suit.StarHubLocal telco StarHub was one of the first telcos in Singapore to put up a post having a little bit of fun with wordplay saying Schooling "schooled" the rest of the world in the pool today.Ministry of EducationThe government body decided to have a little bit of fun which totally got us laughing. It said:"We all love Schooling! So coming Monday will be a schooling day. We'll see you back in class!"Check out the full postHonestbeeA+ for effort goes to Honestbee, which gave out 1,000 hand-made chocolate gold medals to customers who ordered yesterday. The hand-made medals were delivered together with the grocery bags.Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines gifted Schooling with a KrisFlyer Elite Gold card, and one million KrisFlyer miles "because the king of the butterfly deserves a great way to fly".The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf kept it classy with its simple Facebook post which earned it 362 reactions. It is known to work with digital agency Happy Marketer.MiniMini, working with local agency Govt Singapore, also put up a post saluting Schooling.NetflixTrue to its style, Netflix put up a witty post just 40 minutes ago saying there is a new star in the pool. Marketing understands that Netflix works with home-grown creative agency TSLA for the Singapore market.GrabGrab was one of the first few brands to jump on Schooling's win, offering free rides for him and his family.To make things even sweeter, Grab is giving away discounts for rides to swimming complexes.OppoOppo also took time to congratulate Schooling on his win on its Singapore Instagram page.It's a #Gold for #TeamSingapore!! Congratulations #JosephSchooling! We're really proud of you! :) #OPPOcameraphone #OPPOF1s #sgpride #singapore #majulahsingapuraA photo posted by OPPO Singapore (@opposingapore) on Aug 12, 2016 at 11:05pm PDTIt also took Schooling's win as an opportunity to tout its VOOC Flash portable charger fast charging speed on Facebook.McDonald'sOne of the more cheeky initiatives goes to McDonald's, which compared Schooling's gold medal to a "golden nugget", paired with a Chicken McNugget promotion where it will give out free nuggets to customers.It also changed its Facebook cover image in support of Schooling's victory.KFCKFC was also quick to congratulate Schooling on his victory, attaching a gold medal onto a chicken drumlet.It also celebrated Schooling's homecoming through a congratulatory Facebook post, accompanied with a giveaway of an original recipe drumstick with any meal purchase.NandosNandos also placed out a social media post featuring a french fry in the shape of a swimmer as well as ketchup in the shape of water. This was accompanied with the caption, "Jo! You made the red dot red-hot!". The ad was conceptualised by TBWA\Singapore.It also earlier posted a similar image saying "Joseph, you've fired up the nation!".LegoThe toy giant placed out a social media posting featuring "50.39", Schooling's winning swim timing built in Lego brick pieces.Spotted anymore cool executions? Let us know below or email us at and

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