Archive for the ‘parodies’ Category

Top YouTube Video Ads: 10 Strategies Video Marketers Can Learn From Them

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Top YouTube Video Ads: 10 Strategies Video Marketers Can Learn From ThemAs part of its 10th birthday celebrations, YouTube has confirmed the winning video ads of the past decade. We take a look at the top 5 and give video marketers feedback on 8 of the best practices for successful video ads, as well as 2 strategies to avoid.

Apple Watch: Non-branded Video Views Outperform Apple by 10:1

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Apple Watch: Non-branded Video Views Outperform Apple by 10:1Apple created an enormous buzz when it officially launched its new iPhone-compatible smartwatch last week. But of the 22 million video views generated for 'Apple Watch' content in the last 7 days, only 2 million belong to the brand itself.

When Does a Parody Video Become a Full-on Brand Attack?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
When Does a Parody Video Become a Full-on Brand Attack?The parody video is a very popular genre on YouTube and other on-line video sites, but how should brands respond to that content when it crosses the line and becomes a reputation management issue?

How the #ChevyGuy Flub Became a #TechnologyAndStuff YouTube Win

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
How the #ChevyGuy Flub Became a #TechnologyAndStuff YouTube WinChevrolet's Rikk Wilde become an instant celebrity when he fluffed his lines when awarding Giants' Madison Bumgarner, a Chevy Colorado truck. But #ChevyGuy & #TechnologyAndStuff could be a winner for the automobile company, if they play it right.

Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube Memes

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Hump Day vs. State Farm Jake in the Battle of YouTube MemesThe challenge for the car insurance business is that talking about their products is kind of boring. So insurers have taken to TV, and to YouTube, with humorous ads that will make their name memorable with viewers. On YouTube, these videos have the added benefit of being shared, re-uploaded, or even re-enacted by people who enjoy them, but who is winning the battle of the memes?

6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the Plague

Friday, May 16th, 2014
6 Excruciating Video Production Clichés to Avoid Like the PlagueVideo creators fall back on clichés because they’re familiar, comfortable, and self-explanatory. They boil an idea down to a few simple words or one iconic image. The flip side is that clichés are overused, meaningless, insincere, and, yes, generic. Your business presumably has a unique story, so why not just tell it.

Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers

Friday, April 18th, 2014
Top 10 Most Shared Chocolate Ads Ever: Brands are Huge, Giant Losers8 out of the 10 most shared chocolate ads on YouTube belong to non-branded channels, so even though brands like Mars and Cadbury's own the assets, a poor video marketing strategy has opened the door for others to reap the rewards in terms of views and engagement.

Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It’s Fun Video Friday

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Unicycle Football and Super Mario Parkour: It's Fun Video FridayFun Video Friday crash lands onto your hard drive and gives you crazy goodness. I figure there's at least an hour...maybe two, of time-wasting fun here that can get you through the day and start your weekend right. You'll definitely get your fill of Super Mario Bros.

This Is What YouTube Is Really Like [Video]

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
This Is What YouTube Is Really Like [Video]A new video "welcomes us to YouTube." While we've heard all the complaints about the platform before, it's always fun to see another satirical look at the world of YouTube, in which many people have formed a love/hate relationship.

Thanksgiving Videos You Can Use That Provide Food Tips, Fun, Hilarity

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Thanksgiving Videos You Can Use That Provide Food Tips, Fun, Hilarity

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  As you should all know by now, any holiday can serve as a tent-pole event for videos.  And around this time, people will be searching for holiday recipes, or trying to learn a little something about Thanksgiving that they didn't know before.  Anyone going to YouTube will not be left wanting.  There are scores of videos for food, pretty much any way you want to cook a turkey, or almost every specialty item, is covered.  The following list of videos is just a small sample of what you can find.  We've got the food.  We've got the humor.  We've even got...something unfortunate.

Thanksgiving Videos: The Food

Let's start with Epic Meal Time's 2012 Thanksgiving entry, "Thanksgiving Care Package," in which the EMT guys serve one of their classics in a soup kitchen:

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In past years, of course, EMT has prepared something amazingly over-the-top for Thanksgiving.  In 2010, it was the TurBaconEpic, in which the description of the video became a classic: A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig:

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And in 2011, EMT did the impossible and topped their previous year's entry with the Turbaconepicentipede:

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As you probably can imagine, there are many videos about turkey.  Here's how to thaw a turkey:

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Here's how to prepare and cook a turkey:

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Here's how to carve a turkey:

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Here's how to make a whole Thanksgiving dinner in an hour:

You think we're done with food?  How about how to make a chocolate pecan pie?

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Or a Thanksgiving punch?

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Yeah, this is just a small sampling.  YouTube auto-generated a whole channel for Thanksgiving with 30 videos, and that still doesn't scratch the surface.

Thanksgiving Laughs

You think your mom makes a great Thanksgiving dinner?  You haven't argued with these guys yet (warning: some bad language):

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A year ago, Nigahiga told us what ruins Thanksgiving:

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Do you want to know how the first Thanksgiving happened?  Do you want to know...through the words of children, acted out by adults?

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BuzzFeed tells us the perfect guide to holiday etiquette (may have some objectionable material for some):

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Barely Political imagines what a Breaking Bad Thanksgiving might be like:

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Things hipsters might say about Thanksgiving:

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Some people just want to watch football on Thanksgiving.  What's with this "togetherness" crap?  NOC parodies the will.i.am/The Script song "Hall of Fame:"

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Things Scooter Magruder (#ThrowMeTheAlley) hates about Thanksgiving:

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Thanksgiving Fashion/Tips

Believe it or not, there are ways to dress for Thanksgiving, or at least some suggestions.  Here's Michelle Phan offering her advice:

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StilaBabe09 also has some fashion tips:

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Lots of stuff for women as far as fashion goes, but not much for men.

How to dress your table for the holiday:

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Former New York Times food critic Sam Sifton offers his 6 rules for Thanksgiving:

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The Oh No! Portion of Our Thanksgiving Videos, With Responses

Most of you are acquainted with Rebecca Black's "Friday."  Ark Music Factory and Patrice Wilson was behind that ridiculously viral, much-hated hit, and then recently they brought out this video from Nicole Westbrook which has hit 10 million views.  It's "Friday" all over again, only "It's Thanksgiving," and yeah, it's pretty awful:

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As is the case with something like this on YouTube, the community has come out in force to comment on "It's Thanksgiving."  First, My Damn Channel's "dailygrace" gives her take:

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And Hitler, as he does, has made an announcement concerning the video (Lots and lots of bad language through subtitles here, so don't click if you don't wanna see naughty words):

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Brock's Dub has made a new dub out of the video:

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I don't know...maybe CGP Grey is wrong:

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