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Posts tagged with Viral Ads

An ad campaign doesn’t always go viral, but when it does…

It's very rare that an ad campaign truly goes viral. But when it does it becomes part of our language, its slogan is repeated by people way beyond the commercials, and the bounce for the brand can be huge.

To give some inspiration for your next effort, here are a few noteworthy examples from the United States.

And for a different take on this topic, read Econsultancy's other posts on why social video doesn't have to go viral to make an impact, and a run through of the top 20 Super Bowl ads of all time.


Budweiser Super Bowl ad: something new or just another flash mob?

Yesterday, Budweiser released a video on YouTube of two amateur hockey teams surprised with pro treatment as screaming fans, cheerleaders and mascots attended their pick up game. This two minute spot is the extended version of their new ad premiering in Canada during the Super Bowl.

Compared to the other Super Bowl ad promos bouncing around the internet, this one seemingly created an emotional connection with consumers that the other more gimmicky and "clever" ads, aren't delivering. But is this just another tired use of flash mobs in advertising?

Budweiser's marketing manager, Ben Seaton, says no.

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