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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…

August 22, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

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…

July 16, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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

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

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

Portrait: Mekanism Ad shop spins ideas into shareable content for brands on the social Web

Mekanism may be the model agency for the social Web. It specializes in making intrinsically shareable content for brands—like a Star Wars-themed mobile app for PepsiCo’s Brisk Iced Tea and…

October 31, 2012, 6:44 AM EDT

Beer Brand Rebuffs Nickelback’s Coin, Goes Viral Two Years Later SMB turns down music video appearance, hopes fortuitous buzz garners new markets

A craft beer brand’s blog post—after gathering virtual dust for two years—went viral this week once being unearthed by a Reddit user. Dark Horse Brewery, based in Marshall, Mich., announced…

June 28, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

Cosmo for Guys: Girls Leer, Too Agency Thinkmodo continues viral efforts for Hearst app

Attention gents. Cosmo for Guys wants you to know that you can be objectified, too.  Earlier this year, Levi's proved the obvious—that some men stare at women passersby—by catching them in…

September 15, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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