viral videos

Grabbing attention online: Three questions to kickstart your strategy

Understanding how to get attention is perhaps the most underrated business skill in the 21st century.

Before the digital age, meaningful attention for a brand, business or public figure could only be gained through those that controlled distribution, like news outlets, television stations and radio platforms.

Five questions raised by that viral Robert Dyas ad

We so very rarely see quirky or ‘marmite’ video creative where brands are perceived to be taking a risk.

That’s especially true in the holiday period, when most brands tend to sprinkle some glitter over their ad campaigns, or add some warm humour (daft at a push, e.g. Lidl).

This is partly why Robert Dyas’ new commercial has made such a big impact, with more than 400,000 YouTube views in its first weekend.