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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 …

The Year’s Top 10 Most-Watched YouTube Videos & Viral Clips

The Years Top 10 Most Watched YouTube Videos & Viral Clips

Last week we talked about Google's Zeitgeist presentation, which details the 2010 year in search behavior around the world, and now little brother is getting in on the year-end action.  YouTube has released a report on the most-watched videos of the year, and it's quite …

OK Go Takes "Think Outside The Box" To Ridiculous Heights With Last Leaf

OK Go Takes "Think Outside The Box" To Ridiculous Heights With Last Leaf

Pop quiz:  How many viral video creators are so good at what they do, and so popular, that every single video release garners widespread media attention and goes viral?  Answer:  I can only think of one, and it's the band OK Go. Every time OK …

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Great Plays, Crude Jokes, and Another Creative Proposal

Viral Video Lessons Round Up   Great Plays, Crude Jokes, and Another Creative Proposal

It's Friday, which means I've got another batch of the week's most popular viral videos for you, just in case you had too busy a week to keep tabs on the viral marketplace.  We'll try to break each one down a bit to determine what …

Chrome “FastBall” – Awesome New Interactive YouTube Game

YouTube has launched a new "video" today to celebrate and advertise the Chrome browser, which recently became the third-most-popular browser in the United States.  One of the reasons it's so popular is its speed, and this video attempts to celebrate that attribute.

Viral Video Round Up – Time Manipulation, Candles, and Reunited Soldiers

We're back with another look at some of the week's biggest viral hits.  As always, we're hoping to learn a little something—some nugget of insight—by reverse engineering what ingredients helped each example video go viral.  This week we have a heartstrings-tugging video, another music video …

Motionbox Pro, Video Platform Review – Simple, Affordable and Simple

Motionbox, which is sort of an odd name though I guess it's motion (moving pictures) in a box (video player) and makes sense, is an online video sharing platform that allows you to upload, edit video and even share both online and offline. Let's take …

Goal Setting Is Step #1 In Creating Viral Videos That Convert

I have been thinking a lot about this topic ever since I read about how poor the sales have been for OK Go following the band's latest viral video hit, the music video for "This Too Shall Pass.”  You could argue that their original hit, …

Rube Goldberg, Slow-Motion and Legos – Viral Video Round Up

This has been one of the busier weeks for viral video that I can remember… at least in terms of the sheer volume of buzzed-about vids.  Let's jump right into our look at three of the best, breaking them down to find their recipe for …

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