GOTCHA! I've been playing all the news with a straight face today, and only one single piece of news was actually real, I'll leave it up to you to guess which one. The announcement that Adland joins the Starbucks Digital Network was not though. I honestly thought terrible coffee-stained background, a parodied starbucks mermaid and a misspelling of my own name, plus a Starbucks banner that leads to The Museum of Hoaxes were clues enough to set y'all straight, but apparently not.
Stephen Gillett, ( @stephengillett ) Business & Technology Leader CIO & EVP, Digital Ventures at Starbucks, drinks enough caffeine to keep track of who they're actually doing business with though, and saw right through it. He tweeted us
: @adland I would love to have you on our Digital Network, email me directly: email@example.com @adambrotman @starbucks
- and had me going for a split second there (damn, I need more coffee!) before I spotted the "yahright" in the email. Well played sir. LOLs were had, and in a few short hours, we'll be going back to the regular adland look.
P.S. My mom would like you all to know that I'm grounded forever. Apparently she had time to call half of the family with the news before I cracked. Sorry mom.