Have giffgaff created the most hilariously odd advert of the year so far?
If you were raised in the 1980s you’ll no doubt have a soft spot for Keith Harris and his falsetto-voiced, green duck sidekick Orville. Entertainers of school children up and down the country the pair have faded from the limelight in the last two decades cruelly dismissed as a kitsch relic of the Thatcher era. But now they’re back…as animal welfare campaigning rappers!
No, you did not read that incorrectly.
Staging a suitably wacky comeback fronting the “Unlock A Phone, Unlock a Chicken” campaign by SIM only provider giffgaff, the duo, channelling the energy of previous collaborations such as Eminem and Dido and Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, have an important message. Is it a solution to the current problems in Syria? A means of ending the global economic climate? A resolution to end famine and poverty?
Birds of a feather, sticking together
Well not quite. Athough the message from K-Orville (as they have been jazzily renamed) does represent a fine case of crossbreed solidarity - any newly activated giffgaff SIM will see the Wood Green Animal Shelter rehouse a battery hen.
A worthy cause I think you’ll agree. As a giffgaff spokesman confirmed, while the campaign may have a lighthearted tone, the energy behind it should lead to a considerable rise in awareness on the issue:
“giffgaff wants to be a force for positive change. We don't lock people into long contracts and we don't think battery hens should be locked up but instead re-homed.
“This campaign will not only liberate people tied to long mobile contracts but also raise awareness of battery chicken re-homing programs and who better to do that than the world's most iconic bird...oh and Keith."
Enjoy the video below and if you’re eager to get your hands on a giffgaff SIM you can get up to £5 cashback via Quidco.
What have been your favourite viral adverts of the last 12 months? Which childhood television characters would you like to see make a comeback?
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