Well, guess I’ve blown my invite to the launch of the new Iris CRM agency then? What’s the matter with these people, can’t they take a joke? Luckily I am already too busy thinking about Christmas that I don’t actually give a toss.
And before you all cry “it’s far too early”, I am not the only one. Campaign magazine has been running festive stories for weeks; the latest “scoop” being that M&S’ seasonal ad will feature Paddington Bear. Woodwood and Bernstein anyone?
Anyway, I am off this weekend to the West Country to meet up with Dropshadow Dickie again and check out the Bath Christmas Market. OK, it’s not actually open until November 23rd, but a girl can dream.
Thing is, I need a break as I have been working like a dog for weeks. For some reason my esteemed boss seems even more distracted than usual. This normally means one of two things; he’s “doing a Tindall” (causing trouble again) or he’s plotting yet another crackpot new venture. Time will tell.
Still, of course, before Christmas we have the joys of Halloween to feast on. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, an event that combines revealing costumes, screaming, partying, and a dash of the occult for good measure is a sure favourite at, yes you guessed it, Pornhub.
According to their insight team, searches on Pornhub for Halloween spiked up by an impressive 2,245% around October 31st last year, followed by “Halloween costume” and the equally festive “trick or treat” with increases of 1,785% and 1,477% respectively.
“Costume” searches were also up by 891% and, interestingly, it seems that Pornhub users prefer the scary to the sweet. Searches for spookier characters like “devil”, “vampire” and “zombie” were up 864%, 743%, and 460% while even “schoolgirl”, “superhero” and “cheerleader” saw rises of 267%, 236% and 162% respectively.
Apparently people start getting into the spirit pretty early, with searches starting to stir from mid-October, shooting up on the 29th and remaining rock hard for nearly two days.
Talking of rock hard for two days, that is exactly what Dropshadow Dickie is promising me, too, so I had better get a shift on. Have a good weekend!
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