The Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012 is a chance for marketers to have some fun.

The debunking of the notion that the Mayans predicted the world would end in 2012 isn’t going to get in the way of marketing. Mexico, home to part of the Mayan civilization, and its hospitality operators have been using the doomsday story to draw tourists. Axe has been having fun with the idea for a while, creating a Final Edition body spray. With the likes of Harold Camping predicting end times almost daily, some brands with an edge may look to add a little tongue-in-cheek urgency to their product messaging.