Brands and bants: Twitter ‘celebrates’ the Queen’s Record Reign
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As Queen Elizabeth II today became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, brands joined in the celebrations with their own #LongestReign-related content. Meanwhile, Twitter users – never shy in having an opinion – added their own ‘#bants’.
Our live blog has some of the best – and worst – examples.
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Heart Bingo @HeartBingo
Look up the letter ‘T’ in a content creator’s dictionary and you’ll see that the word ‘Tenuous’ has been removed with a pair of scissors.
— Heart Bingo (@HeartBingo) September 9, 2015
Google UK @GoogleUK
Meanwhile, over at Google a clever digital PR stunt.
— Google UK (@GoogleUK) September 9, 2015
We doff our caps to Mashable with this hat GIF (and to be clear, and unusually for Mashable, that’s a ‘hat’ GIF, not a ‘cat’ GIF).
— Mashable (@mashable) September 9, 2015
Cabinet Office @cabinetofficeuk
The shackles of restraint have well and truly come off at the UK Cabinet Office where the social media team has gone wild with gay abandon.
— Cabinet Office (@cabinetofficeuk) September 9, 2015
Despite the nation’s celebrations, just like a children’s party, there’s always a kid crying in a corner somewhere.
Carlsberg UK @CarlsbergUK
— Carlsberg UK (@CarlsbergUK) September 9, 2015
This could have been a ‘sweet’ piece of content from sugar brand Billington’s. But instead of making a gingerbread queen (or even, you’d think, a gingerbread woman), they’ve just rolled out – literally – an old gingerbread man recipe.
BBC Weather @bbcweather
Dreariest pun of the day to the BBC Weather team.
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) September 9, 2015
Sky News @SkyNews
Another nice digital #LongestReign execution, this one from Sky News: Reign Game.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 9, 2015
The Royal Mint @RoyalMintUK
Mint idea. We’ll give you £19.52 for it.
— The Royal Mint (@RoyalMintUK) September 8, 2015
innocent drinks @innocent
Keeping it image-free, it’s Innocent.
Things that last 23,227 days:
– The Queen's reign
– The battery life of the Nokia 3310
– The average game of Monopoly
— innocent drinks (@innocent) September 9, 2015
Three UK @ThreeUK
…speaking of phones.
63 years on the phone?!? ? Ooooh…. 63 years on the throne! ? Congrats your Majesty #longestreign
— Three UK (@ThreeUK) September 9, 2015