From the inlaws to the cooking to the children, there's plenty of things to sort-of enjoy about the Christmas holiday and UK-based Hiscox Insurance wants to make sure we fully appreciate each and every one of them.
Working with The Viral Factory, the insurance brand has created a video entitled The 10 White Lies of Christmas. Witness as a beleaguered husband and father endures the trials and tribulations of the holiday season.
We've watched this video three times and still don't know what we're being sold. We're not quite sure what it is but something must be distracting us from the video's main message.
Apparently, we're not alone. Pretty much every YouTube commenter has no idea what the video's about either.
Attention brands. No disrespect to anyone but be careful who you cast as your spokesperson...and how you dress them. You may not get the results you expected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.