9 results found for “kfc”

Sure, That’s a Thing That Should Exist 

Friday, September 13th, 2019

KFC is really, really, leaning into their own weirdness, and I just can’t stop writing about it. Today, we have news of KFC’s new cooking-and-dating game, “I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator”.

It’s well known that I’m a corgi fan, so if nothing else, I’m definitely liking this Professor Dog they’ve got going on.

KFC Is Really Weird, Y’all 

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

For someone who’s been a vegetarian for over two decades, I’ve written about Kentucky Fried Chicken rather a lot. But this is the kind of fast food chain that hires Robocop to portray its founder, so I think it’s justified.

Fried Chicken from Kentucky 

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Recently, KFC locations in England have run out of chicken. That’s not great, but the ad they took out in response is.

A KFC ad where the bucket reads F-C-K

Nicely done, KFC crisis management team.

The Colonel’s Secret Is Out 

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Somebody on the KFC social media and marketing team deserves a raise.

Why Did the Colonel Make a Phone? 

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The very first thing I wonder about this KFC-branded phone from China is if the fingerprint scanner works when your fingers are covered in fried chicken grease.

Kentucky Fried Compact Discs 

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

In Indonesia, CDs are still riding high, and KFC is the place to get them.

Engaging With Brands, October 28th Edition

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The Regent Theatre has an impressive neon sign, as well as someone with a sense of humor handling their Instagram account. Back in August, I posted this photo to Instagram:

Image showing a toilet seat in one corner, with a basic dining room table chair in another corner, facing the toilet
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Several friends of mine left amusing comments, as you can see:

My caption read: For pooping with an audience. Scott Simpson commented 'My therapist's office'. Susie Schutt said 'All the worlds a stage'. Ryan Bateman said 'That's where your personal trainer sits.'

However, it wasn’t until about a month later that a new comment appeared:

Regent Theatre said 'Ha! Face-with-tears-of-joy emoji

Yes, the theatre’s own Instagram account replied to my literal bathroom humor. It was truly a proud day for all involved.

Next up, I flew to Iceland. On my way back, I noted that of course the plane was playing music from Icelandic weirdo Björk. Guess who liked the tweet?

Tweet reading: As is legally mandated, this IcelandAir flight is playing Björk.

As is my usual practice, I omitted an actual Twitter mention of @IcelandAir, in the hopes of avoiding unnecessary brand engagement. It’s clear that like KFC, IcelandAir is creepily searching their own name. However, they were kind enough to simply like the tweet, rather than replying. Good on you, Icelandair! This is the kind of quiet engagement I can get behind.

Not all brands are so polite, however. Recently, I saw a fantastic ad using the classic Nintendo game Tecmo Super Bowl.1


Man this was a good game.

The sounds alone brought back many memories, and I felt compelled to tweet about it. Of course, I also took the opportunity for a cheap shot at Kia:

Tweet reading: I just saw a Tecmo Bowl-based car ad (featuring Bo Jackson, no less), and I'm suddenly willing to entertain the idea of owning a Kia.

Unfortunately for me, Kia is also a creepy vanity searcher, and they tweeted at me:

Just saw your tweet. We're down to help you entertain that. Let's start here: http://www.kia.com/sorento . Also: http://bit.ly/2e509hp.
Ugh.

Here’s a tip for brands: Even if I liked your ad, it’s probably best to simply ignore me when I’ve just mocked your actual product.

That’s all for today, but I’ve little doubt that there will be more engaging with brands in the future.

Previously in Engaging With Brands: Instagram’s Raison D’Être


Footnotes:

  1. Archived here. ↩︎

Kentucky Fried Creepers

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Recently, comedian Jim Gaffigan started appearing in KFC commercials as the newest iteration of the Colonel. After seeing one of these ads during the Super Bowl, I tweeted a joke:

I figure @JimGaffigan did that KFC ad for free. 'Will there be actual fried chicken on set? Great, I'll be there.'
Come on, the man has a book called “Food: A Love Story

It was only much later that I realized that shortly after tweeting, I’d accidentally engaged with a brand! Yes, KFC replied:

Yeah, anyone would do an ad for my fried chicken, but who is this Jim guy?

I was greatly amused by this, but I’m also curious just how it happened. Was KFC stalking mentions of @JimGaffigan? Or are they searching for “KFC” itself? Either way, an affirmative answer is rather disturbing.

Previously in vanity Twitter searches: John Popper Vanity Searches, Too

Tunnel Smugglin’ Good 

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Obviously, not everyone shares my opinion of KFC. Nowhere is that more obvious than in Gaza, where fried chicken smugglers take hours, and a massive percentage, to deliver the not-so-fast food to grateful customers.