Fake Banned Grey Poupon Ad Goes Viral

A fake banned Grey Poupon ad has gone viral.


The bogus ad hit the Interwebs with some gross but kinda funny messaging.  The ads asked What do you pompon?  And well, the answers were:

  • A guy who does it traditionally — on his burger
  • A lady who does it on picnic food — on potato salad
  • A mom who brown bags it (so to speak) and does it on her kids’ lunches

You get the idea.  So do the 3.5 million YouTube views who have seen the spots done by sketch a comedy group called Online Broadcast Virtual Station (OBVS)

Kraft Foods might as well Poupon themselves for not thinking of such a clever advertisement. For a company with such an iconic advertising history you would expect them to pull off something as clever as this stunt.  Following in the footsteps of other fake “banned” commercials, a trend that has targeted Carl’s Jr. and Skittles as well, the fake “Banned Grey Poupon Ad” has gone viral, as the video continues to spread.”

The videos clearly don’t stink.  People were convinced it was Kraft Foods’ next big experiment for the Grey Poupon brand. The brand of course couldn’t take the credit and had to report that it was fake.

As a rep says, “We’re not surprised that people may have some fun with an iconic and loved brand like Grey Poupon. ‘But of course,’ we didn’t produce or approve this video.”
But they sure as hell wish they did.


4 thoughts on “Fake Banned Grey Poupon Ad Goes Viral

  1. Emily says:

    Nice article. Very interesting… Advertising is deception in all forms. Print advertising, social media marketing, television, broadcast, commercials, billboards… Who knows what’s real and what is not real. Beauty and reality are in the eye of the beholder, eh?

  2. Linda says:

    I was fooled by this fake Grey Poupon ad. Well, at least I didn’t think it was mayo, ketchup or mustard. I’m not that lame. But darn the ad is super clever. They know their stuff and customers. They sure do, Howard Davidson Arlington MA.

  3. Charlie says:

    I saw this Grey Poupon video and have to admit that I was fooled in believing what they were showing was true. But when I checked it for the second time, I realized the truth…Ha! this was brilliant…Good post Howard Davidson Arlington Massachusetts.

  4. Roger says:

    Ha! this was good fun. Somehow, I always had an inkling to what this was about but still it was a good watch. Good work Howard Davidson Arlington MA for talking about it.

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