Ebene News – GB – Google says it won’t be pulling ‘Voltswagen’ this year

2020 sucked hard A year ago, Google decided to forgo its tradition of elaborate April Fools’ Day jokes, due to, you know, a global pandemic that has killed millions of people A year later, things are improving – I get my first dose of the vaccine tomorrow! – but it’s far from over So maybe it’s a good thing that Google is skipping the light for a second year in a row

Insider cites internal Google memo overturning its jokes for 2021 The report quotes Google vice president of global marketing Marvin Chow:

While much of the world still grapples with serious challenges, we think we should pause April Fool’s Day jokes again this year. As we did last year, we must continue to find suitable ways to bring moments of joy to our users throughout the year (eg Doodles, Easter eggs, etc.)

Google did not specifically confirm the internal email, but a statement from Chow reiterated the same sentiments

Google’s April Fool’s Day projects are the legend of the tech industry and something a lot of people look forward to every year Alternatively, there are a lot of people who think the celebrations more and more elaborate in the tech industry are forgiving and more than a little tired Google wasn’t the only company that decided to skip April Fool’s Day 2020, but others are already back in 2021, such as Volkswagen’s bizarre and premature “Voltswagen” campaign

As vaccine distribution accelerates and the United States and other wealthy countries begin to turn the tide towards the COVID-19 pandemic, readers should be reminded that the total world population will not be may not be vaccinated for two years There is no guarantee that the jokes will return in 2022

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Ebene News – GB – Google says it won’t be pulling “Voltswagen” this year

Source: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/03/31/google-says-it-wont-pull-a-voltswagen-this-year/