This Week`s 10 Most Talked About Viral Videos
Another week and another set of brilliant viral videos that has got lots of people talking. Rather than sifting through the billions of videos that people have uploaded, we share the ten best viral videos every week from the world of marketing and advertising. This week involves a Black Friday holiday prank, a musical corner shop and how kids can get you to stop smoking.
Red Stripe Places A Musical Surprise In London Corner Shop
Any campaign that makes music out of everyday items is a winner in our book. Larger, Red Stripe took it a step further by setting up in a corner shop in London. Whenever someone took a bottle of Red Stripe out of the fridge, a number of items would automatically start playing the hit song, “A Message To You Rudy” while the lyrics appeared on the CCTV televisions. Nice!
The Crazy Things You Will Do To Get The Perfect Photo
While most ads try to either be humourous or sentimental, this one from Canon strikes a fine balance between the two. It shows what some budding photographers will do to get the perfect shot, and how the risk is worth it in the end.
The Hilarious Starbucks Taste Test Prank
After releasing their most expensive cup of coffee yet, Jimmy Kimmel decided to have a taste test to see if anyone could tell the difference between a normal cup of coffee and the $7 Costa Rica Finca Palmilera. However, there was just one thing…
The Sweetest Fundraising Campaign You’ll See This Year
This is a rather sweet way to appeal for donations. Instead of just sending their letters out to the public, the staff at Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Sweden let the kids play with the letters first before they were sent off. After giving them creative freedom, the campaign meant that the hospital got hundreds of new donors as a result.
Brilliant Campaign Gets Kids To Help Smokers Kick The Habit
Smoking is bad, we all know that, but for many, giving it up is particularly difficult even when you know the damage it’s doing to you. Trying to convince smokers directly has varying success so what Ogilvy Thailand did was genius. They hired two kids to walk up to smokers and ask them for a cigarette, the result was said smoker telling them why it’s bad and convincing themselves to give up the habit instead. An idea that’s brilliant because of its simplicity.
Coca-Cola Brings Christmas To Those Who Don’t Believe
One of the big signs that tells you Christmas is coming close is when Coca-Cola’s iconic ad starts appearing on TV. Since it’s roughly one month until Christmas day, we’ll treat you to its newest seasonal ad. It doesn’t quite capture the magic that earlier ads have, but it’s still a nice, feelgood video that will start getting you into the festive mood.
Jaguars Climb Giant Christmas Tree In Surreal Ad
It’s a rule that Christmas ads should have a feelgood factor and instill a sense of wonder. This ad from Cartier does make you wonder a few things (For one, are the jaguars really tiny or is the Christmas tree really, really big?), but it does a good job of instilling a sense of wonder as you try to figure out what exactly is happening.
Microsoft Continues Poking Fun At IE With ‘Troll’ Video
Microsoft has poked a lot of fun at how bad Internet Explorer (IE) used to be that its campaign, The Browser You Love To Hate, is still running even now. The latest video features a guy trolling anyone and everyone who speaks positively about IE.
Black Friday Prank Sees 100 People Camping Outside Dollar Store
What starts out as a prank actually turns into something quite sweet in the end. Improv Everywhere decided to stage a prank where 100 people queue up outside a dollar store in New York, even going as far as having a fake NBC news reporter at the scene.
Hilarious Space Jump Parody Shows What Could Have Gone Wrong
As amazing as Felix Baumgartner’s space jump was a few weeks ago, one of the driving forces behind the attempt was the fear that something would go wrong while it was being live streamed. Thankfully, the jump went without a hitch but Insurance company Centrall Deheer has decided to shows what could have potentially gone wrong. Let’s just say it would have been pretty awkward for everyone had this actually happened.