There’s nothing not funny about this.
There’s nothing not funny about this.
OK, even though it’s basically an extended ad, the concept and execution is pretty great.
Belgium TV channel TNT recently used this action packed marketing exercise to promote the launch of its TV drama channel. They placed a giant red button in the middle of the square of a Flemish town, marked with a sign that said “push to add drama.” Would you push the button?
He makes quite a catch.
Wait for it…. What were they thinking?
If this really is Taco Bell’s new marketing strategy, it is bold. But I think they might be doing it wrong.
Making things go viral on the Internet is an elusive art, one that Jonah Peretti has studied and tried to perfect for more than a decade.
Matthew Inman (the creative genius behind The Oatmeal) recently gave a fantastic presentation for Ignite on how to create viral media. This is a must watch for all BuzzFeed users. Great advice, very funny stuff. Via. Watch Video ›
Cyrus, the new movie starring Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly is not affiliated with pop star Miley Cyrus. To make sure that there is absolutely no confusion over this, they have set up a website, NotMileyCyrus.com, that explains who exactly Cyrus is and who Cyrus is not. I’ll give you one clue: Cyrus is NOT Miley Cyrus.
Viral marketing at its best. Except for the cliche upbeat guitar riff for the second half. That almost made me want to burn like ten books. Watch Video ›
Remember Dmitri the Lover? The trailer for a Dimitri movie was just released, and it turns out Dimitri’s voice mail may have been a tricky viral marketing ploy by the producer who made Borat and Bruno. (Thanks Suresh.) Watch Video ›
This footage is purportedly “leaked.” Riiiiiight. I’m putting my money on it being a part of some elaborate viral campaign by a travel website. Watch Video ›
Video evidence of a Windows 3.1 Launch Party from October 1992. [Editor’s Note: I’m so confused about this launch party stuff now. Is this a real fake ad, or is Microsoft just being incredibly meta?] Watch Video ›
WTF ad for a WTF candy. Read More ›
Take a look at HEMA’s (a Dutch department store with over 150 stores) product page - just wait a couple of seconds — DON’T click on anything.
Writer David Rees provides NY Mag’s Vulture with a downloadable PDF file in which he meditates (hilariously, although somewhat informatively) on And Then There’s This, a new book by Bill Wasik that looks at the power of viral culture. While the presentation is, in fact, somewhat “insider-y,” we’re big fans of his shoutout to Mom Forwards with the historic gem, “Don’t use your cell phone at the gas station, it’ll make the pump explode!” Read More ›
Reports came in from several bloggers covering E3 ( here, here, and here) about group of “Demonstrators” protesting the upcoming release of EA’s new game Dante’s Inferno. Now GamePro is reporting that the whole thing is probably a hoax . What i enjoy most about the the whole thing is the “protesters’” website. The way it hearkens back to 1999 and Geo-Cities makes lends it both the charm of nostalgia and amateurish authenticity. View List ›
One insurance company has decided to bring the Bahamas to the Dirty Jerz. Viral campaign or not, one thing we’re always happy to see is middle-aged women pairing floppy hats and sunglasses with dangly jewelry and Chico’s blazers. Watch Video ›
In preparation for Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze has started a blog which is being described as “part arts/culture blog, part Wild Things primer, and part newspaper for stuff that makes us psyched.” Uhh, kind of sounds like Buzzfeed? Read More ›
Comic heartthrobs Andy “Barry” Samberg and Will “Eagleheart” Arnett go tete-a-tete in this parody for the MTV Movie Awards. Plus, we’d never complain about seeing Andy Samberg sleeveless. That just wouldn’t be natural. View Media ›
The trailer for the long-awaited Peter Jackson-produced alien flick has arrived — complete with matching online viral marketing! The Internet’s abuzz with rumors about the realistic effects and creepy multiple websites that all connect to the film’s story, which involves aliens living in “slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.” Does this not ring any bells with anyone else? Did we all forget last summer’s epic Blair Witch-ian battle against aliens codenamed Cloverfield? I’m still having NYC nightmares. View Media ›
Though it’s certainly effective advertising, I feel like the the creepiness of the poster suffocating a child risks overshadowing the PSA message itself. Is that a Thomas the Tank Engine patch on his OshKosh B’Gosh dungarees? View Image ›
This is an awesome old school NES-looking video game on the Cheetos website. Rescue princess no-neck from the awful state of Delaware, where she is being held captive by Dr. Pickle Hands and a toaster. Did I mention you look like Fabio and ride a pink farting unicorn? Get some.
Behold, a Mona Lisa painted with burger grease. I thought this was supposed to be some sort of social protest art, and instead it’s an Arby’s commercial. I am now both disgusted and disappointed. Watch Video ›
If you and a bunch of your friends have about 15 hours to kill, you can use docs.google.com to make pretty snowflakes. Time. Well. Spent. Watch Video ›
A new ad from the upcoming Wii game, Wario Land: Shake It, shatters YouTube as you watch helplessly from your computer screen. Embedding this clip just won’t do it justice, click through to experience a whole new side of creative marketing. Read More ›
About a year ago, Levinator25 uploaded footage of an in-game glitch allowing Tiger Woods to walk on water, and make the so-called “Jesus Shot”. Last week, EA responded with a video of their own showing Tiger Woods doing just that, claiming, “It’s not a glitch. He’s just that good.” Viral marketing, meet mainstream America. Levinator25, you just got pwned. Read More ›
If you’ve never considered dating a unicorn, this site may make you rethink your position. Tetherball is something everyone should look for in a partner. Read More ›
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Weird-looking creature is discovered in Montauk, Long Island, which is apparently near a government animal testing facility called Plum Island. Is it real, or just some belated viral marketing scheme for The X-Files movie? View Image ›