Category Archives: YouTube

Top Social Media-Inspired Halloween Costumes for 2010

It’s beginning to look at lot like. . . Halloween! In 2009, we looked at the top costumes inspired by YouTube videos. This year, we are expanding our scope and recommending the top five social media-inspired costumes. Let us know if you dare to dress up like any of these digital characters – or if you have others to add to the list.

Old Spice Guy: One of the most talked about social media campaigns this year was certainly the Old Spice Guy who created unique videos in response to Twitter @-replies. To achieve this look, fellas, grab a towel and, well, that’s it. Now you are the best smelling man in the world for Halloween.

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“He Went to Twitter”

If the one day every girls dreams about most is her wedding day, then I think it’s safe to say that the proposal is the second most important experience we wait for (and after spending this past weekend at a bachelorette party watching the Martha Stewart Weddings DVD and reading 100+ bridal magazines, I can say this with complete confidence). However, I don’t think any girl would ever dream of having the Old Spice man pop the question on behalf of their future betrothed.

According to this Mashable article, the groom-to-be approached the Old Spice Twitter account and asked if they would help him propose to his girlfriend. Shortly after the request came through, Old Spice threw together this quick video and retweeted the guy. His response: “SHE SAID YES!”

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Scoring Big with World Cup Digital Marketing

During Monday’s World Cup match between the Netherlands and Denmark, 36 spectators were removed from the stadium. They weren’t cursing at the referees. They weren’t causing fights. Their crime was wearing orange dresses. The group huddled in the front row of the stadium and the sea of orange grabbed the attention of several cameras during the game. But these weren’t just ordinary dresses. They were supplied by the Dutch brewery, Bavaria, which means they were in direct offense of Fifa’s marketing regulations.

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YouTube Video of the Week

In honor of the fact that I received my Lady Gaga concert tickets in the mail this week, I’d like to share the following YouTube video of the week. Happy Friday!

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Twitter Account Spawns CBS Sitcom

I’m guess that most of us are frantically looking for a new show to tune into once LOST concludes this Sunday night. Well, for us social-media-loving folks can rest easy: ‘Bleep My Dad Says,’ a sitcom based off of Justin Halpern’s Twitter account, has just been picked up by CBS.

Launched just last fall, the Twitter account @ShitMyDadSays has garnered more than 1 million followers. The account is simple; Justin posts the blunt, curse-filled and hilarious things his father says to him. Here are a few examples:

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YouTube Video of the Week

To help get you through your Wednesday, I thought I would share this video of 12-year-old Grayson Chance singing and playing Lady GaGa’s “Paparazzi” perhaps even better than the original. Since his first television appearance on Ellen last week, his YouTube videos have jumped to more than 30 million views in total. Once you watch, you’ll see why.

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Do Product Placements Make You (Ga)Gag?

Some have said that if content is king, then content distribution is the crown prince. While it remains paramount that brands continue to product relevant and provocative content, the means by which that brand image is shared needs to be just as, if not more, innovative these days.

Product placement is nothing new. Since 1919 when Red Crown Gasoline appeared in the short comedy film The Garage, to the far more recent outpouring of marketing in today’s entertainment, a la Absolute Vodka in Sex and the City, brands have made their mark in non-advertising for a price. Some are subtle (think Volvo in the Twilight series) and some are not so subtle (think the host of consumer brands highlighted in Talladega Nights). But none have found their way into as provocative a spectacle as the recent mini-movie/music video, Telephone by Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Continue reading

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