The Boston Bombings was an awful incident, and as usual, video was there. In fact, it played a key role in the eventual nabbing of the suspects. The videos on YouTube were shared all over the place and truly made people feel "one" with Boston.
In our weekly look back at the news in online video we cover the plans to go HTML5 from Netflix, how the American Family Association is up in arms over Kmart and how Psy has done something that we are all going to watch eventually, you know it.
Another week, another brilliant viral video - this time from Kmart. Yes, that Kmart. We dare you not to laugh at least once, especially at the old guy on the bed. Our look back at the week's news in online video also has us drooling at the Phantom Flex4K camera and hoping the current price tag is a mistake.
The U.S. Digital Video Benchmark 2012 Report from Adobe takes an in-depth look at how video content encourages strong viewer engagement and how mobile devices are becoming an essential part of the viewer experience.
We have a ton of epic stuff this week. How animals eat their food, Skrillex vs. Mozart, a 100-pound chocolate bar, Mystery Guitar Man gets stuck in a video game, there are epic ask-outs to prom and formals, Old Spice gives their usual cracked take on 80's soap commercials, CGP Grey talks about The Vatican. Are you not entertained? Watch these, you'll definitely be entertained.
March saw an unusual amount of prank and hoax videos making their way into the Unruly Top 20 this past month, with brands even getting in on the act and pulling off some rather extreme prank videos. Leading the way was Pepsi's Jeff Gordon "Test Drive" ad, which even with tremendous scrutiny over its validity, is still one of the most shared ads of all time.
Ah Harlem Shake, it's been nice knowing you but your time is up and now we await the next video meme to take the world by storm. While we mourn, let's take a look back at some stats and surprises about the Harlem Shake.
Thinkmodo's "Elevator Murder Experiment" is the latest example of viral video marketing that generated a ton of views for the video in question, but did it help or hurt the movie's chances at the box office? I'll be taking a look at past Thinkmodo campaigns and try to find an answer.
It's been a while since we heard from Old Spice but they are back with a video campaign for their new Wild Collection. It's kinda low key, just the new Director of Marketing telling us about his role. But, give it a look, you may like it........
Domino's Pizza Japan have launched a new iPhone app for customers and used their President to front a video campaign about it. The result is as corporate, cringeworthy and awkward as you would imagine but it's getting the exposure that the company needs......