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Craigslist and Kutcher Make 'Best Roommate Ever' a Star But S.F. apartment seeker might lose his job in the process

It might cost him the very job that sent him apartment hunting in San Francisco, but we have a feeling Wade "Best Roommate Ever" Cothran will do OK for himself.…

August 24, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT

Easton's Slugger Can Hit Damn Near Anything Brand follows viral hit with another feat of fakery

Earlier this month, Easton sports gear scored a viral hit with its "Ultimate Batting Practice" video, which was viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube. Well, if you liked…

August 24, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

Denny's Learns That Grandpa Is No Sarah Silverman Fan Anal wart jokes only work with millennials

    Not everyone's a fan of Denny's branded Wweb video campaign "Always Open." During a roundtable discussion at the OMMA Video Conference, Denny's vp for product development John Dillon said…

June 8, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

Can Viral Be Bought? Viral experts say 'everybody wants a free lunch'

     There is apparently nothing more irritating to veterans of viral than being asked by a presumably stuffy, uptight, corporate suit to make their Brand X become the Next Big…

June 8, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

Viral Video Tells Newsweek 'Bye Bye' Grand Rapids residents show the life in their city

Grand Rapids, Mich., successfully told the media to shove it. Residents took to the streets in response to a Newsweek.com list naming Grand Rapids one of America’s dying cities. Their…

May 30, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT

Lucky Launches Viral Video Database Agency charts what works—and what doesn’t

If you think viral videos have fallen out of fashion, Dumbo-based creative/production hybrid Lucky Branded Entertainment wants to set the record straight. Cue "The Viral Collection," a database of handpicked, short-form…

May 18, 2011, 6:35 AM EDT

Rebellion traces GOP dystopia back to you

Putting yourself and your friends in fake news clips is a pretty dated viral technique, but MoveOn.org keeps the idea entertaining with its new anti-Republican effort for the Nov. 2…

October 26, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Antoine Dodson hawking a sex offender app

Antoine Dodson continues to have far too much fun talking about rapists in his newest video collaboration, a commercial for the Sex Offender Tracker App (shown below). Sprinkling in a…

October 25, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

How Levi's sponsored 'America' viral video

Earlier today, I said that the popular new "Guy Walks Across America" video would make a great tourism ad for the United States, but there was already some grumbling…

July 26, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

This should be America's official tourism ad

Earlier this year, the federal government created a program to help promote international tourism to the United States. And while I'm sure the result will be a forgettable series of…

July 26, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

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