Chemists Rap 'Buffet Table of Assays'

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We're not a music critic so we can't really comment on the musical qualities of this LifeTechnologiesCorp rap battle which takes place among some chemists in a laboratory. But we can tell you this is the weirdest "commercial" we have ever seen for a chemistry company. Created by Wooshii, the video pits two lab-technicians-turned-rappers against one another in an all out battle over the benefits of two competing products: TaqMan and SYBR.

While we have no idea what TaqMan and SYBR are, viewers -- who are likely chemists -- are invited to vote on which product/rapper was the best.

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by Steve Hall    May- 9-13    
Topic: Video



Hey Slackers, It's Mother's Day This Weekend!

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You remember her, right? The woman who gave birth to you, changed your crap-encrusted diapers, held your hand while you learned to walk, fawned all over you during your first school play, told you you were awesome in that ski race even though you crashed and burned, bolstered your spirits when life's bullshit got you down, constantly asks you what the hell facebook is. Yea, you're mother.

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by Steve Hall    May- 7-13    
Topic: Video



Dove 'Sketches' Examines Women's Perception of Themselves

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On Monday, Dove released a video entitled Dove Real Beauty Sketches. In the video, several women sit behind a curtain and describe themselves to former San Jose police forensic artist Gil Zamora who creates a sketch of them. They are then introduced to other people who in turn, describe the person to Zamora. Zamora then sketches a version based on that description.

The women are then shown the two versions of the sketches. The exercise was designed to combat Dove's claim that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful along with the fact they are their own harshest critics.

The findings are quite interesting. Give it a watch

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by Steve Hall    Apr-16-13    
Topic: Brands, Video



Ten Top Viral Videos to Inspire Your Creative Spirit

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Over the past year, there were a handfull of video campaigns that not only went viral but also inspired people in different ways. From crazy dances and Ugandan rebel leaders, to men freefalling from space, this past year had something to keep everyone entertained.

These ten videos were huge hits and created a lot of buzz. Here's a list of ten of the top viral video successes of the past year. Can you do better?

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by Steve Hall    Mar-18-13    
Topic: Video, Viral



Moonwalking Pony Becomes Viral Hit For W+K

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Describing its new work for UK mobile network Three, Wieden + Kennedy London said, "Shot against the dramatic backdrop of the Shetland Islands, the :60 spot follows the story of a stocky little pony. But this is no ordinary Shetland pony. With the scrape of a hoof, and a flick of his Tina Turner-esque mane, he effortlessly moonwalks along to the sound of 'Everywhere' by Fleetwood Mac."

Which is all that really needs to be said about this new commercial that touts a "pony mixer" that lets people remix the pony to dance any way they choose. Except, of course, that it already has over 1.4 million YouTube views since being released February 28.

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by Steve Hall    Mar- 4-13    
Topic: Video, Viral



Oreo Launches 'Cookie Separator Machine' Video Series

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When you're on a roll, you might as well keep rolling. And that's exactly what Oreo is doing. As part of its Cookies versus Cream campaign, Widen + Kennedy has created a video that features "physicist and copywriter" David Neevel, who has designed the ultimate Oreo cookie separator.

It's oh-so Rube Goldberg-esque and Neevel, who is actually a copywriter at W+K, delivers his lines with perfectly droll aplomb. The brand, which capitalized on the power outage during the Super Bowl with a real-time ad, plans to release additional cookie separation videos in the coming weeks.

by Steve Hall    Feb-28-13    
Topic: Video



How Much Money Did Audi Waste on This Paintball Duel?

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OK, this is cool and all. Who wouldn't want to race around a warehouse in an Audi with a giant paint ball gun attached to the hood of the car so you could shoot at another Audi with a giant paint ball gun attached to its hood? But seriously? Really? How much did this folly cost Audi? Is this really going to sell any cars? Yea. Suburban dads everywhere are going to run out and buy an Audi so they can drive around their neighborhoods acting like a bunch of teenage idiots while their wives tsk tsk them for their stupidity.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-28-13    
Topic: Video



Band Launches Single..On USB Sticks Attached to Balloons

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Belgian band Garcia Goodbye got creative with the launch of its new single. The band decided to literally launch the single...by attaching USB stick containing the song to balloons they let go into the sky.

The band also decided it would personally travel to the furthest location the USB was found, 800 kilometers from the home.

The stunt seems to have work. The band's single has been featured on Coldplay's website.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-12-13    
Topic: Video



I Get Mad YouTube Views Cuz People Can't Smell My Poo

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Litter Genie, with help from JWT New York, is out with its third music video featuring Walter who, along with his Lap Cats, invite you to groove to the sounds of Me Luvz Mahselfz.

With nearly 2.5 million combined views for his previous music videos, I Haz A Catnip in Mah Head and I Haz a Pie Row Tek Nik, Walter's musical fame has grown beyond YouTube.

As part of the promotion, people can tweet their own rap lyrics to @LitterGenieCat and one dollar will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society through February 17.

Best lyrics in the new tune" "I'm on YouTube getting all kinds of views because people can't smell my poo."

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by Steve Hall    Feb-12-13    
Topic: Cause, Strange, Video



UnPretentiousil Cures Hipsterism, Cassies Care

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- Unpretentiousil has been scientifically and clinically proven to cure hipsters.

- Need help insuring your video will "go viral?" Check out TubeRank.

- Dish Network's new ad pays its respects to...TV commercials.

- To raise awareness of the 13th SriLankan Airlines Golf Classic in Colombo (which had been on a two year hiatus), Grant McCann developed stickers that made people's car windows look like they had been shattered.

- The Cassies, Canada's version of the Effies, is being promoted with three videos that poke fun at just how much regular people couldn't care less about awards shows. (One, Two, Three)

by Steve Hall    Feb-12-13    
Topic: Spoofs, Video










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