Posts Tagged ‘viral’

By now, everyone with an internet connection has seen one of those supposedly “real” videos showing someone doing something super human. Of course they’re always for some marketing campaign, but if the special effects are done well enough, they at least make you think for just a second that they could have happened. And then […]


If you haven’t seen this video yet, check it out. It’s got to be one of the worst driving exhibitions on record. When I saw it, I immediately thought, “Damn, that would suck if you came out of the gym and your car was all smashed in like that.” So what does this have to […]


There’s been so much news around healthcare reform lately, it’s made me wonder why I haven’t seen more advertising about it. Well, that’s about to change with the Organizing America Health Reform Video Challenge. Nearly 1,000 people submitted videos and you, along with some other judges, get to vote for your favorite. It’s been narrowed […]


I’m not sure I get the metaphor that 350.org has going here in this spot. If global warming is making these supermodels strip off all their clothes, isn’t that a good thing? Why would I want that to stop? Oh there’s some mumbo jumbo about 350 parts per million, but it’s not explained what that […]


Another day, another fake video made to look like something real. This one’s in Dutch, so I can’t tell you who it’s for, but it’s obviously a hoax. Too many camera angles. Too much editing. And then there’s the slight matter of surviving a 5-story drop and landing on your face without a helmet. I’m […]


I’m as big a proponent of social media as anyone. But when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Case in point: This video by Eric Qualman that’s made the rounds recently. It’s pretty and hip and makes you say “Wow! Social media is, like, totally HUGE!” It’s also a rip off […]


Sorry, these milk ads from South Africa don’t make me want to drink milk. They just creep me out. A chicken that suddenly grows teeth? A naked turtle? A sea gull that, well, you can watch for yourselves. If I’m trying to get across benefits of a product, I’m not going to do it with […]