Posted by Michael Waltzer on July 27, 2011 05:30 PM
Apple stores have been getting a lot of buzz lately, so it comes as no surprise that the video above is taking off on YouTube. From the fake apple stores in China to today's green light for a splashy new location in New York's Grand Central Station, Apple fans and observers have the brand's retail experience top of mind.
Cue the "Apple Store Challenge" video, which now boasts more than 100,000 views on YouTube. But instead of an Apple store fake-out or take-out, it's actually an ode to Cupertino's computing giant, underscoring the high consumer perception for Apple's customer service.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on July 21, 2011 12:30 PM
Already 1,000 or so views on its way to chasing the 9.3 million of Toyota's "Swagger Wagon," married rappers, "Early Bird Catches the Sperm" is the latest Gen X-targeted anthem.
With lyrics such as "Runnin' home to get down / No matter where we are in town / Stayin' outta' the hot tub / So my sperm count won't go down," it's a hip-hop dance-hall lament addressing middle-age infertility, its lighthearted bird and bee characters make it the perfect viral for a branded fertility drug.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 19, 2011 12:00 PM
Trending on YouTube: The Spike Jonze-directed new single from the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 album, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" featuring Santigold. As MTV.com notes, there's a NSFW 11-minute version. (Update: you can now purchase the action figures for $750 — for charity.)
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 18, 2011 05:20 PM
Now trending on Twitter: Rebecca Black is back today with her second single: My Moment, a follow-up to her YouTubular amateur video smash, Friday — which you can relive in all its reuploaded HD glory, below.Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on July 12, 2011 05:30 PM
As a Marine, what's the best way to get a date with a hot celebrity to the Marine Corps Ball? Apparently all you have to do is just ask.
The above video, posted on a YouTube channel dubbed GoWithMeMila on June 7th, and attracting more over 800,000 views already, is going viral. It features Sgt Scott Moore from the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, with a proposal for That 70's Show TV star turned movie actress Mila Kunis.
Wearing all the gear he could get his hands on, and with a suave style, he asks Mila to the Marine Corp Ball on November 18th, in Greenville NC. Does she accept?Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on July 11, 2011 05:30 PM
If comic book, animation and movie fans were excited by the first look at the posters and trailers for The Adventures of Tintin that were released in May, then their heads may have exploded today.
Ahead of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, Paramount and Columbia Pictures today released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed and Peter Jackson-produced film, showing more of the animated effects than before. It's already got fans (and pros) buzzing about how to describe the animation.
Posted by Abe Sauer on July 8, 2011 01:00 PM
Viewed nearly 1.5 million times, the above "Ape with AK-47" video is in fact a viral ad for the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The vid, which claims to be from the 20th Century Fox Research Library, was uploaded on the movie's official YouTube channel, and links to an "Apes Will Rise" iTunes app: "Are you smarter than an ape? Challenge yourself with this memory test/iPhone app designed by scientists and tested on apes."
But is featuring Africans handing an ape an AK-47 really the best idea for a viral — let along a major media conglomerate?Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on June 29, 2011 05:30 PM
Trending on YouTube, in what is still a mystery to many, is the above video of a seagull stealing someone's GoPro camera and then flying around with it in Cannes, France.
You can see the view of down below as the bird carries the camera in flight for a few seconds, and then drops it off on a "castle wall" the owner of the video had to find. The owner posted this one and only comment - "Seagull stole my video camera in Cannes France. I found it on the castle wall, where I had to climb."
Conveniently, the camera's purported owner was attending the Cannes advertising festival. Is it an elaborate stunt to create a viral hoax?Continue reading...