#It'sMoreFunInThePhilippines went viral immediately, trending worldwide. Even as I am writing this now, it is still trending in the Philippines.
|(photo from itsmorefuninthephilippines.com)|
Within hours of the launch, someone was able to dig up this old ad that ran around 60 years ago in Switzerland and folks started questioning the originality of the launched brand.
|(photo from vintagepaperads.com)|
Aside from this, there were also some tweets which I will no longer post here that were true cynics, saying it's fun in the Philippines but posting scenarios making the country look less desirable. I say to them in the words of Jim Paredes:
It's More Fun In the Philippines hashtag anymore.
|See Guy Smiley plotting his way to a cynic-free world (Base photo from justonecynicsopinion.blogspot.com)|
Given all these negativity that still found its way over such a very positive brand, @DOTPhilippines gave another tweet that "hands down" supported why this is such a working brand:
My Top 7 Favorite Tweets
I am radiant with Filipino pride as I read all the entries that our fellow Pinoys (and even non-Pinoys) gave to prove why it is truly more fun in the Philippines. Sharing with you my favorites.
7. Food Related Tweets
|Yes, may product placement.|
And because I have been craving for dirty ice cream in a bun for the longest time...
6. Pepe Smith VS Mick Jagger
So the next hashtag to trend should be #moveslikepepe
5. Amidst everything, we do not give up!
A possible theme song for such a resilient race.
|Of course, the music video needs to have rain on it. Given its title.|
We see the funny in such scenarios. If you look at this closely, it might not be the best of what the Philippines can offer but it shows how tough we are as a people, able to shrug off scary messages and see them as just signs on how to function in the metropolis.
3. Pinoy People
It just goes to show that we, as a people, are generally full of smiles and hugs. XOXO, Philippines
@MMDA Twitter team is really doing a good job in helping motorists. That is why this tweet is so true! Now I just wait for the MMDA BlackBerry app and all will be perfect. *hint, hint*
1. The sights
Of course the top entry, though not a tweet, comes from the DOT site itself. Wordplay high five!
What do YOU think makes this hashtag #It'sMoreFunInThePhilippines true?