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New Dog Food Ad Goes All Rube Goldberg FTW

New Dog Food Ad Goes All Rube Goldberg FTW

A new Beneful ad has gone the Rube Goldberg route, which is both overused and hard to pull off, but ultimately, fun to watch. And this one requires trained dogs to do some of the work to keep it going. While it's nothing new, it's worth taking a look at a brand doing something other than traditional advertising.

Michael Shannon Goes Delta Gamma [Fun Video Friday]

Michael Shannon Goes Delta Gamma [Fun Video Friday]

The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Videos That Make Rube Goldberg Proud from the Great Beyond

Rube Goldberg died on this day (December 7) in 1970, and his legacy is that of cartoons he drew in the early part of the 20th Century starring a character known as Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, depicting inventions that would go through a convoluted series ...

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns for November 2012: Danger, Travel, and Bieber

The Top 20 Social Video Ad Campaigns for November 2012: Danger, Travel, and Bieber

November was a dangerous month on the Unruly Global Ads Chart. Snowmen risked life and limb on dangerous quests, extreme sportsmen threw themselves in harm’s way and a gang of cartoon critters were horrifically mangled as a warning to others. Online audiences are most likely ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons - Star Wars Guitar Edition

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Video Marketing Lessons   Star Wars Guitar Edition

The week's best viral videos contained a mix of the old standbys and new trailblazers. We've got branded social video successes, both the kind created by the brand itself and the kind that tends to come from consumers who are super-fans. We've also got some ...

OK Go & Chevy Bring The Future Of Video Marketing To 2012

OK Go & Chevy Bring The Future Of Video Marketing To 2012

We've written about OK Go several times here at ReelSEO. Their music videos are always viral events, due mostly to the time and care they put into them--oh, and the insane level of creativity. I've often said that it'd be endlessly entertaining just to be ...

Best Branded Viral Video Ad Campaign - The Muppets & OK Go

Best Branded Viral Video Ad Campaign   The Muppets & OK Go

I've written many times about my love for The Muppets. I'm right in the perfect generation to be a fan--I remember watching and loving both the TV show and the three earliest films as I grew up. And over the past year or two, the ...

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

Viral Video Chart: The Best Branded Viral Videos Of July 2011

What happens when you give a chimpanzee an AK-47 and let it run riot on YouTube?Well, Twentieth Century Fox is banking on the answer being a box office hit. The signs are certainly good. The controversial hoax video depicting mocking African soldiers handing the ape a ...

The Week's Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons - Fireworks & Bloopers

The Weeks Best Viral Videos & Marketing Lessons   Fireworks & Bloopers

This was an especially difficult week to group the videos together according to a common theme. While there were plenty of viral video success stories this week, it was about as diverse a bunch as I've ever seen. We have accident videos, we have animal ...

Interview with Tim Nordwind of OK Go - Band, Videographers or Transmedia Geniuses? - Part I

Interview with Tim Nordwind of OK Go   Band, Videographers or Transmedia Geniuses?   Part I

I was very fortunate to manage an interview with Tim Nordwind from the artistic collective known as OK Go (Part 2 Here). Alright, many of us know them as a music band, some of us know them for their viral videos. As far as Tim ...

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