Samsung Helps Guy Realize He's Got A Screw Loose

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You've probably run into people like this before. And it's always an awkward encounter. Because you know they have are just whacked in the head. But you are kind and politely listen as they spout their inanities.

Like the guy in this Samsung commercial who thinks his stuffed animal dog is real. That is, until he saunters by a Samsung Premium Monitor -- with its super awesome, life-like picture -- and realizes he might want to have his head examined.

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by Steve Hall    May-17-13    
Topic: Video



Leaked Microsoft Video Mocks Google Chrome

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You've gotta love these corporate videos that "leak" their way into the pubic. The latest, sent to us by a reader, comes from Microsoft which is out with a video that pummels Google's Chrome for its ubiquity, a quality Google has been touting as a positive.

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by Steve Hall    May-16-13    
Topic: Video



Getty's '85 Seconds' Does For Video What 'Love to Bingo' Did For Images

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As a follow up to its beautiful From Love to Bingo which told a story of love in 873 pictures (and has received over 2.6 million views to date), Getty Images is out with 85 Seconds, a video that uses 105 video clips to tell an equally emotional love story.

The video, which tells the story of couple who meet as children, separate after graduation and then reunite as adults, touts the fact Getty has 63,113,983 seconds of video on hand for marketers

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by Steve Hall    May-14-13    
Topic: Video



Windows 8 is Strange, Dr. Pepper Gets 'What the Buck?'

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- Microsoft Windows 8 is beautiful and fast...and really, really strange according to these Asian commercials.

- Ladies, Brayola wants you to snap a pic of your bra for the world's viewing and judging enjoyment.

- It's like an Old Navy ad except for bikes.

- Check out how Mullen Chief Innovation Officer and Boston University's College of Communication Professor Edward Boches had his class create a book in three hours.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-13    
Topic: Video



Andy Milonakis Get Nailed by Finger-Waving Hotties

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Nail care membership service LUXECOAT is out with an Entegrate-created video featuring actor, writer and rapper Andy Milonakis and a bevy of nail-wagging ladies who aim to convince us proper nail care can get you vary far in life.

You don't need a Bentley, you don't need a Jaguar. Because when you're nails look good, there's no need to brag.

Milonakis, who's best known for creating and starring in The Andy Milonakis Show on MTV and MTV2, frolics with the ladies as he waxes eloquently about the importance and power of perfect nails.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-13    
Topic: Video



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








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