Topic: Viral

5 Brilliantly Faked Viral Ads That People Still Keep Thinking Are Real

Years later, they're still getting passed around

Sometimes even the smartest people you know can share something fake in social media, and correcting them is one of the few joys of being an ad geek.  We've compiled some…

News Startups Like 'LittleThings' Are Trying to Tackle Viewability Early

But mobile may throw a wrench into their plans

The issue of viewability, online ads people can actually see, is the cause of much Sturm und Drang among publishers and advertisers these days, but a new wave of media…

10 Viral Content Creators Who Electrify Fans by the Millions

Playing by their own rules, and winning big

Going viral used to be a digital equivalent of winning the lottery, but today's hottest content creators have cracked the code for bringing fans back again and again. For some,…

Here's One Way to Promote a Class on Digital Effects: Fool the World With a Fake Meteor

Digital-Tutors used its own VFX tips to trick millions

The Oklahoma City meteor phenomenon, which has been viewed millions of times online, started when a YouTube account called JamesWest posted a cell phone video of an object shooting across…

YouTube Comedian Returns With Another Viral Gold Digger Prank

Social commentary about dating?

Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, better known by his YouTube handle VitalyzdTV, is a notorious prankster known for absurd antics like streaking during the World Cup. And he's leading this week's web video viral…

Not Ryan Block, but he feels his pain.

Comcast Apologizes for Customer Service Call From Hell

Disconnecting your service is as easy as one, two ... 20 minutes later

Cable giant Comcast says it's sorry for the unusual inconvenience it caused AOL vp of product Ryan Block during a 20-minute phone call where he somewhat painfully tried to disconnect…

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…

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…

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,…

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…