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A parody ( /ˈpærədi/; also called pastiche, spoof, send-up or lampoon), in current use, is an imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, “parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text.” Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as “any cultural practice which pro...

'First Kiss' Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

First Kiss Viral Video Increased Sales by 13,600%, Site Traffic by 14,000%

'First Kiss' has been one of the biggest viral video successes of the year so far generating 77.8 million views, 1,392,296 Facebook shares, and 68,740 Twitter shares in just 31 days. It's set to be among the top viewed, and shared video ads of 2014 and has been a phenomenal success for the brand in terms of sales and website traffic. We talked to WREN about the video and the impact it's had.

Viral Video Friday: Pokemon, Internet Cats and Nutella

Viral Video Friday: Pokemon, Internet Cats and Nutella

In our pick of the best videos of the week we try and become a Pokemon Master for Google, watch internet cats react to internet cats, on the internet, and re-live the Mentos/Coke experiment, now with added Nutella. Welcome to Viral Video Friday.

The Greatest Generic Branded Video Parody You Will See Today

The Greatest Generic Branded Video Parody You Will See Today

When corporate video is done well it can have an extraordinary impact on the audience. But as 'This Is a Generic Brand Video' demonstrates, lazy cliches and uninspired stock footage do not a masterpiece make.

Viral Videos: ReelSEO Predictions Of The Week

Viral Videos: ReelSEO Predictions Of The Week

Videos can go viral within hours (see First Kiss or Evian Babies) so join us as we give you our predictions for the videos we think will be the most shared over the next 7 days. These include that sassy 3 year-old arguing with his own mother and the rules of F1 explained. Let us know your predictions too!

Fun Video Friday: True Detective, Oreos and Scooby Dooby Doo

Fun Video Friday: True Detective, Oreos and Scooby Dooby Doo

'First Kiss' and 'Obama vs Galifianakis' may have dominated social media, and the news headlines this week, but we still have a lot of love for some of the other videos you may have missed in the last 7 days. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.

Gritty Calvin and Hobbes and The World Without A Sun [Fun Video Friday]

Gritty Calvin and Hobbes and The World Without A Sun [Fun Video Friday]

In this week's Fun Video Friday we really find out what happens when the Earth loses the sun. We also see what happens when Times Square goes backwards. And one airline has a solution for that awful "kids" problem on airplanes. And if you want to see absolutely stunning time-lapse photography of New Zealand, you've come to the right place.

YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

YouTube Videos That Missed The Top 10 Cut In 2012

When YouTube released their Top 10 Viewed Videos of 2012, that meant a lot of videos that reached a very high level of engagement were left out of the party.  Last year, I found a handful of videos that also deserved to be mentioned.  YouTube ...

How to Spike Video Views via Special Channel Events - A Look at Captain Sparklez’ Minecraft Style

How to Spike Video Views via Special Channel Events   A Look at Captain Sparklez’ Minecraft Style

When you look at certain YouTube channels, you'll see some healthy views here and there that number into the tens and hundreds of thousands.  You'll see a consistent amount of views across every video.  Every once in awhile, one will spike, and there's usually a ...

O'Romneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent-Pole Programming in Action

ORomneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent Pole Programming in Action

I was able to talk to comedian/actor Jim Meskimen awhile back.  He uses YouTube very well and still comes out with great content, all promoting his show, "JIMPRESSIONS" that he does around the country.  After my interview with him, he kindly sent me a DVD ...

Instant Video Hit: Sesame Street's Cookie Monster Sings Parody of "Call Me Maybe"

Instant Video Hit: Sesame Streets Cookie Monster Sings Parody of Call Me Maybe

You know what the biggest no-brainer of no-brainers there are when it comes to a successful video on YouTube?  Whenever "Sesame Street" or "The Muppets" or anything Jim Henson has ever had his fingerprints on decides to do a parody of something already in the ...

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