Four out of the five branded Vines we have chosen for their inventiveness, and originality, this week focus on spring and summer activities. Sony in particular, packed an extraordinary amount of fun into its allocated six seconds, including the set up and cooking of a barbecue, and then watching it all back. Phew! Elsewhere, Intel shows you how you can take your laptop on holiday with you, The Home Depot continues to demonstrate how easy gardening can be, and Ford recreates 'Gone in 60 Seconds' with a teeny, tiny Mustang.

Best Branded Vines of the Last Seven Days

#1 Sony Electronics

A fantastically executed Vine from Sony this week, one in which it shows off the myriad properties of the HandyCam. Love the detail that's gone into this, particularly the shadow from the arm that's blocking the screen.

#2 Subway

Not entirely sure about Subway's assertion that including cucumber in your sub will cool you down on hot days, but fair play for them for taking to Vine to promote the idea.

#3 Intel

It's that time of the year where people's thoughts turn to their big annual holiday, and the prospect of a couple of weeks away somewhere far from home. Intel turns an Asus computer into a handy tablet so you can take all the fun of the internet with you (including work emails, sorry about that).

#4 Home Depot

The Home Depot carries on with their campaign to get us all outdoors and gardening this spring. Even the smallest of plots can sustain some potted plants, especially these ones that appear to look after themselves.

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#5 Ford

Remember the scene in 'Gone in 60 Seconds' where Nic Cage drives his Shelby GT500 Mustang over some bridge or other? Well, Vineographer Yves Das teamed up with Ford to re-create it in stop-motion, as part of the car firm's 2015 Mustang campaign.

Thanks to our friends at Unruly for the suggestions.

  • Guest

    No Mark, that's no me. But nice to know you're approving other people's comments since you blocked mine for no apparent reason (except for the unfortunate Ooyala incident). Approve away.

    • Mark Robertson

      You do realize that we're on the internet, right, in 2014? I mean, come on.... you two just happen to have the exact same IP address? Interesting because you guys also share that IP address with Voodoo Buddha - which I could swear Mr. Crowell has used in the past. ;-) To address your factually incorrect assertion (the fact is that there is always a very good reason why other comments have been removed) - I will block any comments that I feel add nothing to the discussion other than negativity or name-calling that is based off someone's assumptions of how we make money or how we don't. There was nothing unfortunate about Ooyala's research article other than the unfortunate, completely misleading, and factually incorrect comment that Grant left on that article - with the sole intention of discrediting us, all that we've ever done, and all the wonderful passion that all our contributors have provided over the years (including Mr. Crowell). That comment stated the 100% false assumption that we made any money at all in posting that article - which we in no way did. So, If a commenter's goal is to just harass our writers or our passion and our work - then those comments will be blocked or removed. It's just as easy BTW to block based off IP address, but we don't do that. AGAIN - we ONLY block or remove comments which are completely worthless to our audience and/or entirely misleading, slanderous, or self-promotional. Comments like the one that you sent earlier, which had not yet been approved (you can assume that I removed it all you want) but that I did approve when prompted, are fine. I will continue approve comments of that nature, because they're helpful - even if there is a bit of shameless self-promotion. In this case, it was promoting an article that I read myself, and that I do think is worthwhile for our audience to read. I have no problem sharing the love if there's something nice to add and - the article (sorry - I mean Grant Crowell's article) that you linked to, is IMHO, a good article - one that I have no problem having linked to in this article comment thread. So, long story short - we welcome encouraging, helpful or useful comments - positive or negative but will continue to delete, block, do whatever we want, with comments that are clearly made for the sole purposes of putting others down, or propping one-self up. Please give our regards to Mr. Crowell and tell him to keep up the good work - I'm serious - I watch what he does and I'm proud of his movement in the industry - and that article was a good one so thank you for sharing Joanne. ;-)

  • Joanne Talkington

    Why did my comment get removed?

    • Mark Robertson

      It wasn't removed - we just hadn't approved it yet. approving it now Mr. Crowell.