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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 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

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…

July 24, 2009, 1:20 PM EDT

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…

May 7, 2009, 9:17 AM EDT

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,"…

March 31, 2009, 9:49 AM EDT

Viral video brings drift racing to the masses

Anyone can talk about making a "viral video," but the reality is that it takes a lot of great content, planning and hard work to make it happen. That's why…

February 23, 2009, 8:01 AM EST

Cutwater's Ray Ban virals get more random

Cutwater had that big hit in 2007 with the "Guy catches glasses with face" video (below), which has gotten about 4 million views on YouTube. Now, the agency is back…

January 28, 2009, 11:52 AM EST