As far as I can tell, that one is funny because the potato doesn’t know the difference between “it’s” and “its”.
Example 3: Showcase kids talking about how boring potatoes are and how they love STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix.
Oh man, that is hilarious. Give me a minute while I compose myself. Okay, I’m back. I’m not sure how I could top that one, but let's continue.
Even Stove Top isn’t sold on this one. They didn’t even call themselves STOVE TOP.
After the examples, they give this final tip:
Seriously, the more creative your posts and images are (as well as appropriate and non-offensive) the better! If it helps, think of the type of humor found in The Onion (http://www.theonion.com) and incorporate that style of comedy into your story.
Why didn’t they just say so? It is no problem for me to write comedy like The Onion. I do that all the time. I usually do it right after I play guitar like Jimmy Page, make some food like Thomas Keller, and run some sprints like Usain Bolt
|Darth Tater would like to have a word with that box|
of delcious STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix
At least 200 words with your “story” about the STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix being the “HERO” over the BORING POTATO.
I was going to write a story but I guess I have to write a “story” to qualify. I also have to send a tweet, a Facebook post, or a YouTube video with the hash tag #unpotatofest. That is a lot of rules, but I’ll do my best. Without further ado, here is my “story”:
BORING POTATO does not understand viral marketing
One day there was a BORING POTATO who worked at Kraft. He toiled away day after day trying to come up with new ways to sell American cheese. He once pitched an idea to Lowe’s Home Improvement for marketing a new paint color called “American Cheese Artificial Orange Coloring” but like most of his pitches, it fell on deaf ears. At times like these the BORING POTATO wanted to bury his body in the dirt and die.
The BORING POTATO’s career was going nowhere. Just when he had given up hope, he read a story in his daily newspaper about something called “viral marketing” and he thought he would give it a try. At the next sales meeting, he proposed a plan to try to get web loggers to write about a Kraft product in a humorous way. He suggested that something in the style of Ziggy would really take off. They would offer $400 worth of prizes and generate at least twice that much in publicity. It was a plan that seemed great to the BORING POTATO.
Luckily for Kraft, there was a new member of the marketing team. Her name was STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix. She pointed out that this idea was a transparent attempt to get people to work for very little remuneration. Also, it was a ham-handed effort to tap into so-called social media that was not very clever or fun. Not only that, it was the BORING POTATO’s job to make sure that all apostrophes were used properly in marketing materials and he had recently made some embarrassing gaffe’s. He really needed to focus on that instead of coming up with half-baked potato ideas. She promptly mashed his idea and saved the day.
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