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Topic: viral video

Why That Scary Omaha Zoo Video Is a Gorilla-Sized PR Nightmare

5 million views so far, but marketers criticize the damage control

According to TripAdvisor, the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, is the best zoo in the United States. Situated near the Missouri River on the Nebraska-Iowa border, the…

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…

Jaws in Lake Ontario? Nah, It Was Just a Shark Week Video Prank

Discovery hoax causes some gnashing of teeth in Canada

If you thought there was something fishy about that YouTube video of a shark swimming off Lake Ontario's Wolfe Island, you were absolutely right. The clip—uploaded on July 10, with nearly…

Agency Again Strikes Viral Gold With Tiny Animals Enjoying Tiny Festivities

HelloDenizen hedgehog party already has 1 million views

Workplace productivity has gone out the window once again thanks to "Tiny Birthday for a Tiny Hedgehog," the latest time-wasting video from agency HelloDenizen that has first-worlders convulsively hitting replay. The…

Gillette's Facial Hair Through the Ages a Viral Hit

A little scruff never hurt anyone

Clean-shaven, bearded or mustashioed: Men have rocked it all with style and aplomb. Gillette's 100 Years of Hair celebrates the most popular facial hairstyles of the last decade, showing that…

Picking Up Girls With Lamborghini Web Video Speaks Volumes

The silent treatment scores big on viral charts

Is the best pickup line a fancy ride? If YouTube content creator VitalyzdTV’s clip of him wordlessly inviting women into his Lamborghini is any indicator, then a luxury vehicle is…

ESPN SportsCenter Announces Relaunch With Shareability Parkour Video

Promises viral hits

To herald ESPN's new format for SportsCenter, the network tapped video agency Shareability to use its formulas to create an online hit. "Along with those efforts we wanted to find a…

Cat's Sage Advice to Kitten Viral Gold for BuzzFeed

Publisher also scores big with 'If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say'

The Sad Cat (or at least someone who sounds like him) is back, and this time he's dispensing advice to his kitten minions. BuzzFeed's Dear Kitten, a branded video for Friskies…

Southwest Shines With Flight Attendant's Viral Video as Social Media Sours for Other Airlines

No arrests, no porn. Just laughs

It's been a weird week for airlines in social media, and it's only Tuesday. On Monday a Dutch teen was arrested for tweeting a threat to American Airlines, and US…

Spoofs and Pranks Prove to Be Viral Hits

BaneCat gives you permission to watch these videos at work

There are two things that are (almost) always guaranteed to do well on YouTube. One involves riffing on pop culture. The other takes advantage of people being duped. This past week’s…

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