Posts Tagged ‘ viral video ’

Is ‘What Grills Faster’ The Next ‘Will It Blend?’

Nov 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Video Podcasts

EZ Grill seems to be taking a page out of BlendTec’s Will It Blend? playbook with their What Grills Faster? video. The video is getting a lot of incredulous viewers, leaving comments like “waste of your money and my time :/” and “if u have the time and money to do this u should have […]

JK Wedding Entrance Dance Shows Marketing Power Of User Generated Video

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

YouTube took credit today for pushing Chris Brown’s Forever, a song that was released over a year ago, to #4 on the iTunes singles chart and #3 on Amazon’s best-selling MP3 list. YouTube suggests that user-generated video, combined with their rights management tools, packs a powerful marketing punch: At YouTube, we have sophisticated content management […]

United Airlines Gets A Harsh Lesson In the Power Of New Media

Jul 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and singer Dave Carrol saw his Taylor guitar being thrown around by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago: I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the […]

Domino’s Discovers The Danger Of A New Media Vacuum

Apr 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Streaming Video, Video

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Domino’s employees Kristy Hammonds and Michael Setze’s videotaped antics in the Domino’s Pizza kitchen – putting boogers on sandwiches, sticking cheese up their noses and wiping their behinds with the sponges that they use to clean up with. Domino’s quickly had the videos removed from […]

BusinessWeek: Sarah Palin Pushed Internet Video Mainstream

Nov 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Sarah Palin may not have reigned in the budget in Wasilla. Sarah Palin may not have graduated from the first, second, third or fourth college she attended. Sarah Palin may not said no to “Bridge to Nowhere” pork. No matter what you think of Palins accomplishments, though, it’s hard to argue with BusinessWeek’s claim that […]

Personalized Video Paints Grim Future For Non-Voters

Oct 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: General, Strange, Video

A politically-obsessed friend in a nearby college town emailed that she had seen my name mentioned on a “national news website.” Interest piqued, I figured it was a rehash of something I did or said during those heady days of media attention early in the 2008 Presidential campaign, during the Iowa Caucuses, a million years – um, ten […]

Are Podcasters Madison Avenue’s Worst Nightmare?

Apr 9th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The Salt Lake Tribune has an interesting article that takes a look at the guys behind the wildly successful video podcast, WillItBlend? George Wright and Tom Dickson have managed to do two things on the Web that advertising execs worldwide have yet to achieve: launch a successful viral video campaign – and make money from […]

Rocketboom Founder Plans to Play Big Part in 2008 Elections

Aug 25th, 2006 | By | Category: General, Video Podcasts

t’s looking more and more like video podcasts will play an important role in the 2008 US presidential elections. One example of this trend is Rocketboom’s Andrew Baron. Baron, a life-long democrat, says that he hopes “to play a big part in this election.”In a post at his blog, dembot, Baron explains his anticipated plan: […]

Internet Video Hotter Than Ugly Web Pages

Aug 1st, 2006 | By | Category: General, Video, Vlogs

In July, the daily reach of YouTube pulled ahead of MySpace. YouTube’s growth has been explosive, going from nowhere a year a go to becoming the sixteenth most popular site on the Web, as measured by Alexa. The tremendous growth reflects increasing penetration of broadband, more vloggers creating independent video content and YouTube’s ability to […]

iStockPhoto Looking for Indie Video Footage

Jul 31st, 2006 | By | Category: Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

iStockPhoto, a leading community-powered marketplace for stock photography and illustrations, is expanding into video, and will be selling indie video at a new site, iStockVideo. Anyone can apply to become a video contributor at the site. iStock videographers will collect downloads, earn royalties and receive “video reels” like photographer canisters to show their sales levels.