John's Weird Week: Fish love, ginger love and Boaty McBoatFace

It's weird news time, and buoy oh buoy, the marketing world's been rocked by a few mishaps this week in a slightly nautical themed episode.

1. West End actors including Emma Thompson and Mark Rylance have stripped off in a campaign against overfishing in British seas as part of the revealing 'Fishlove' campaign. During it Rylance uttered the finest description of a fish ever...

2. Pulse nightclub of Letterkenny received a slap on the wrists from the Advertising Standards Agency Ireland for a crass ad promoting a "shag a ginger" event. No surprises there really.

3. The public demanded that a £200m Royal Research Ship was to be called 'Boaty McBoatface' as the Nerc put the naming of the vessel out to the internet at large in a naively operated poll.

Check out last week’s episode here – there were dapper tweed steeds, pigeons with teeny tiny backpacks and Britain's most unsettling football mascot found love.

John McCarthy

John is an entertainment marketing reporter at The Drum. He writes about the amazing marketing stories coming from the movie, TV, music and video game industries. He's also the hunt for the weirder trends in marketing and advertising.

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