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Topic: Viral

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tron viral leads fans to a real-life lightcycle

The 2009 Comic-Con hosted, among other high-dollar nerdy attractions, a tremendous viral marketing stunt for Disney's upcoming Tron Legacy. Buzz for the effort started several days before the convention, when…

Send this to a wretched, drug-addled friend

There have been plenty of viral e-mail campaigns in recent years designed to frighten, humiliate or generally screw over your friends. (Predictably, they tend to be more popular than…

Your Hotelicopter ride isn't going to happen

Want to enjoy the five-star hotel experience while noisily chugging jet fuel in the skies far above the plebian masses? Well, tough, because the Hotelicopter, the "world's first flying hotel,"…

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