April Fools’ Day office pranks: The good, the bad and a fun one from a York marketing firm

This submitted photo from 2007 shows an office prank in the accounting department of The Stewart Companies.

There’s putting cellophone under the toilet seat.

There’s putting weird, miscellaneous goop on door handles.

And, of course, there’s planting (insert disgusting insect here) into your co-worker’s desk drawer.

All of the above are likely to ensure your prompt termination from most places of employment.

How far is too far when it comes to April Fools’ Day office pranks?

For some good, clean fun, check out what IO Creative Group in York did.

For April Fools’, the strategic marketing and public relations firm posted “5 New Marketing Strategies” for its blog subscribers. No harm, no foul.

This tip is my favorite:

1.  Throw spaghetti at the wall:  Instead of planning out your marketing as a result of research and testing, enact every marketing idea you have in quick succession.  You are bound to have one or more that come out as winners! ”

Mmmm…spaghetti.

Does your office have an April Fools Day tradition? Did you see or pull off a good prank today?

 

 

 

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or lboyer@ydr.com.
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