If You Hate Tiny Dogs, Don't Watch This Video


If you share our distaste, dislike and, well, utter hatred of tiny little yippy dogs that bark their annoying little heads off overtime the wind blows and an equal hatred for people who treat these tiny little yippy dogs like they're toys to be dressed up like a Barbie doll, then you might not want to watch this Canine Christmas video, part of Nokia's Holiday Realness campaign.

If you do like tiny little yippy dogs -- and grown women who talk like little girls -- then by all means, watch this video which is filled with all the sicky sweetness you'd expect from a group of people who get together each tear to celebrate their love for their tiny little friends.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 9-13    
Topic: Video

Burger King Celebrates Hatred of Pre-Roll Ads...With 64 of Them!


Working with Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish, Burger King New Zealand created 64 pre-roll YouTube ads acknowledging that fact people hate pre-roll ads. But they did it with a twist. Each of the 64 videos addresses the very content a person was trying to watch. Nothing like positively turning one of the most hated forms of online advertising into something that's actually amusing. Via.

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by Steve Hall    Dec- 3-13    
Topic: Video

Twerking Turkeys Celebrate Thanksgiving


This is just silly enough and timely enough to get a good run at going viral. Dallas-based ad agency Firehouse is out with a video entitled Happy Twerky Day that, as the name indicates, involves turkeys and twerking. And it's a bit infectious.

Maybe it's just us but the video's choreography and music are mildly reminiscent of the Harlem Shake meme from earlier this year. Which, is to say, not a bad thing. We love Harlem Shake.

The video is set to the tune "DJ Turn It Up" by Yellow Claw.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-26-13    
Topic: Video, Viral

Belgium Supports Winter Olympics Athletes With Eerie Dirt Snowboarding Video


Belgium has never hosted the Winter Olympics. Why? The answer is simple. The country has no mountains. Well that hasn't stopped the country from producing a World Champion snowboarder. And to celebrate that fact, BBDO Belgium created a TV spot with a group of snowboarders led by Seppe Smits, boarding across the flat landscape of Belgium.

It's a great way to ruin your snowboard -- they're snowboarding on dirt -- but it's an inspiring message set to the tune of Jacques Brel's Le Plat Pays (The Flat Land), a popular song in Belgium.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-25-13    
Topic: Video

Naked Culture Discovers Clothing in Super Strange Long Form Ad


In a quaint village where everyone walks around naked because, one assumes, no one has ever heard of clothing before, one man, during his morning walk in the woods, stumbles across an epic discovery; a pair of jeans.

At first, he doesn't even understand the function of the jeans. He tries to eat them and make tea with them. Finally, he tosses them on the bed and sits next to them. He glances over and notices they are shaped like his legs.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-21-13    
Topic: Video

Gizmogul Will Save You From Ordering A Taco Naked


You might feel like you're watching Ben Affleck and his Boston buddies in The Town as you view this Gizmogul video touting the services digital device recycling services offering. With a thick Boston accent, we are informed it is very important to properly dispose of your old digital devices so as to avoid the embarrassment of your social dalliances ending up on the internet for your boss to see.

The video was written by the Gizmogul co-founders and brothers Stephen, Barry, and Cory Schneider, and MTV Catfish's co-host Max Joseph.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-20-13    
Topic: Video

These Hand Jobs Will Put Your Latest Hand Job to Shame


As, ahem, hand jobs go, the gig is pretty straight forward. Not much skill is required. Unless, of course, you have the finesses of an elephant operating a bulldozer with a bear trap as a back hoe attachment.

However, when it comes to hands given the job of selling LG Smart TVs, the gig is a little bit more difficult and requires a bit more skill as you will see in these six, hand-powered ads illustrating epic battles for the remote.

Seriously. We've never before seen such skilled hands. The jobs these hands do are simply amazing. It makes regular hand jobs look, well, positively fruitless, limp and entirely unsatisfying.

Ukraine-based Escape created the...ahem...hand jobs.

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by Steve Hall    Nov-18-13    
Topic: Best, Racy, Strange, Video

How Video Can Increase Conversion Rates


Since the advent of YouTube, and even before, online video has become (or most certainly should become) an integral component of every marketer's tool kit. Why? Because people are visual, they like to be entertained and when they want the answer to a question, they don't want to work too hard to get it. Video delivers on all three fronts.

Check out video usage stats from comScore, eMarketer and Internet Retailer and six ways you use video on your brand's site to improve ROI here.

by Steve Hall    Nov- 6-13    
Topic: Research, Video

Yup. This Skype Ad Will Make You Cry


Long ago two girls on opposite ends of the Earth were born with out full left arms. Their parents connected in the child's early years for support and encouragement. After a time, the girls, themselves, became friends and began conversing over Skype...for eight years.

The girls, Sarah from Nappanee, Indianna and Paige from Aukland, Neew Zealand, formed a strong bond and formed a deep friendship. But they had never met. Until, as part of Skype's Family Portrait Series, the two were able to meet.

Their story, incredibly heartwarming, is beautifully told in a three minute video created by Pereira & O'Dell. In the video, we learn the history of the girls, how their mothers connected the girls and we get top see the two girls meet for the first time. This is when the heart strings are yanked to their fullest but in a decidedly unmanipulative manner. Via.

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by Steve Hall    Nov- 4-13    
Topic: Best, Video

Cats Can Sell Anything!


As cat videos go, this one's not interesting, not funny, not entertaining. In fact, it's just plain boring. But 854,674 have watched it since October 21 which just goes to prove that, yes, cats can, in fact, sell anything. Or at least be used to sell anything. Or at least trick 854,674 people into watching a video. Anyway. In this case, these cats have been corralled to help sell Vileda house cleaning tools in Italy.

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by Steve Hall    Oct-29-13    
Topic: Video