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More Agencies Are Coming to Cannes to Hunt Clients, Not Just Lions Cutwater shows you can win without entering a thing

CANNES, France—Viral wizards. Coolness merchants. Holding company evacuees. The Cutwater leaders are many things to many people, but at Cannes they are one thing above all else: Relaxed as hell. That's…

June 18, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

Undivided Attention: How 'Epic Split' Became the Buzziest Ad at Cannes Volvo Trucks snatches up awards—and new customers

It should, by all rights, be the one of the worst ads you've ever seen: A Hollywood has-been straddles two 18-wheelers at sunset while a nearly forgotten new-age song somberly…

June 16, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

The Lazy Half of the Internet Is Now Obsessed With Nissan's 'Self-Cleaning Car' It's not an official paint option ... yet

Nissan has created the world’s first self-cleaning car prototype and introduced it with an eye-popping NeverWet-like viral spot. The car's coating isn't actually the well known hydrophobic spray owned by Rust-Oleum,…

April 29, 2014, 12:13 PM EDT

Poo-Pourri Returns to Help Women Suppress the Stench of 'Man-Manure' Follow-up to viral hit 'Girls Don't Poop'

Ladies, are you looking for "the perfect solution to his stinking pollution"? If so, we've got some good news: Poo-Pourri is back with another spritz of its sweet-smelling viral advertising. The…

April 24, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT

Brazilians Pose Nude to Protest Widespread Belief That Rape Is Justified Viral hashtag translates to #IDontDeserveToBeRaped

We've seen #nomakeupselfies and #cockinasock, all in the name of cancer awareness, but the latest in viral activist hashtags is #EuNaoMereçoSerEstrupada, which translates to #IDontDeserveToBeRaped. In a survey done by Brazil's…

April 1, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT

Cats React to Viral Videos in Surreal Friskies-Branded Spoof Creators of 'Kids React' parody themselves for April Fools

Forget about kids and teens, how to do cats feel about watching other felines online? In a bit of branded self-satire, YouTube megaproducers The Fine Bros. partnered with Friskies to create Cats React to…

April 1, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

Former Tech Wunderkind Is Trying to Revolutionize Viral Video Letting machines optimize videos

Brent Rambo just left a cushy executive job at Sony Online Entertainment to join, of all things, Orabrush—the startup that makes tongue scrapers for people and dogs—as the company’s first…

March 3, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

How a 1926 Print Ad Inspired One of Today's Fastest Growing Websites 'Most perfect headline ever' drives ViralNova's approach

If you needed proof that there's really nothing new under the sun, look no further than the explosively popular site ViralNova, which credits its addictive, highly clickable content to a…

December 4, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

October 22, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

Fast Company Declares Upworthy Fastest Growing Media Site of All Time Focuses on making emotional content go viral

Upworthy, the social sharing site for emotionally resonant videos and links, is the "fastest growing media site of all time," according to Fast Company. Upworthy, which plucks content from social media…

June 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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