It was the biggest social TV moment of last year, with Twitter reporting that a peak of 5,000 tweets per minute, and 600,000 tweets after it premiered the first time. So it was no surprise that Wednesday night’s Syfy premiere of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (same plot, different city) brought out plenty of brands that tried to get in on the communal conversation.
This one actually kind of makes sense, Weather Channel.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 31, 2014
Nonprofits ASPCA and the Red Cross of Philadelphia get in on the act.
— Red Cross Philly (@RedCrossPhilly) July 31, 2014
Poor showing, Lenovo. Minus points for the terrible Photoshop job.
Priceline makes a dubious connection between travel and tornadoes.
— Priceline.com (@priceline) July 31, 2014
Miller Lite appeals only to the most die-hard of fans with a reference to screenwriter Thunder Levin’s initial reaction when Syfy approached him to write the script.
U.S. Cellular gets random.
— U.S. Cellular (@USCellular) July 31, 2014
Trolli Candy recalls that it does produce some shark-themed products.
Say what you will, but at least Moe’s Southwest Grill put some effort into this.
It’s not delivery, it’s DIGIORNADO hahahaha so timely #Sharknado2TheSecondOne
— DiGiorno Pizza (@DiGiornoPizza) July 31, 2014
Subway is one of the marketing partners for the film, and Jared ‘the Subway guy’ Fogle even made a cameo — along with an “Eat Fresh” joke. Subway restaurants across the U.S. featured in-store displays promoting the film. In a release, the brand said it would be live-tweeting the film with “cheesy sub-liners.” A sample below.