Microsoft Bans April Fools Pranks Because They’re Good For Nothing
The most cursed day of the internet, April Fools Day, is Monday.
What is TRUE fake news?
Microsoft settles the issue by prank banning.
Saying nothing good can come from them, meaning April Fools' pranks and/or stunts, Microsoft said the hell with it and put the kibosh on the whole kit and kaboodle.
Microsoft's chief marketing officer, in a leaked memo, said:
It’s that time of year when tech companies try to show their creativity with April Fools’ Day stunts. Sometimes the outcomes are amusing and sometimes they’re not. Either way, data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles.
Considering the headwinds the tech industry is facing today, I’m asking all teams at Microsoft to not do any public-facing April Fools’ Day stunts. I appreciate that people may have devoted time and resources to these activities, but I believe we have more to lose than gain by attempting to be funny on this one day.
Please forward to your teams and internal partners to ensure people are aware of the ask to stand down on external April Fools’ Day activities.
Party pooper or hero?
It's probably a good idea to exercise caution because if you don't remember, a few April Fools' Days ago, Google added a GIF of a Minion dropping the mic to everyone's Gmail, and it backfired so horribly, some people lost their gigs because of the stunt.
April Fools' Day is Monday. En guard.