Here we go again and again and again. These parody-esque meta-fool’s videos are getting way more involved (tell me that X-Factor dude doesn’t look like Max Landis-call me a fanboy if you want). I used to say expensive, but I think the cost is beginning to get offset by the other ROI value in ctrl alt cred. All you have to tell a celeb or any other kind of large brand about your creatively collaborative project is:
In all honesty, this is where the gap really is. Sometimes I feel like that kid in Touch-I see it all coming and I want to fix it, but I can’t cause the thing that separates me from that kid is I’m actually special ed.
What I’m trying to say is the trends and techniques are already here and will be for the next 10-15 years. The only thing that separates content is the original and creative individuals behind it. I’m just not sure if it is because it is still relatively early in the acceptance and efficacy of the digital sphere or if it is the medium-but theory is way more useful in academia than practicum (and it looks like O’Brien has taken over Mashable-the Mayans were right).
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mashable Pete Cashmore DreamWorks Demolishes YouTube for Kung Fu Panda 2 [VIDEO] -http://on.mash.to/llCeOK
This reminds me of the TipEx pocket mouse interactive video. The biggest difference was the ‘experience’ was limited to YouTube. It was basically berried. A single innovation in on one channel is waisting the money that obviously went into such a campaign; with videography, on camera talent, web development etc.
But the TipEx video was made a while ago (internet time)-like 5 or 6 months. In that time, the example a video like this let people in promotion and people with products needing promotion see what can be done. And the innovative people at Google reinforce the case of a marketing plan to ‘Take over’ the pages of popular content distribution channels as part of well timed promotional campaigns.
Finally people are starting to demonstrate that they understand the value of video media in online marketing campaigns and are willing to take chances on it to enhance an all encompassing online experience.
(side: sorry for sounding like such an evangelical twit-litist, but I’m invested in normalizing the use of video as one of the obvious staples of online-offline cross promotion so that I won’t have to do freelance for the rest of my life.)
Kraft’s been trying to get in on the ‘joke’ for the past couple of months; hiring Ted Williams (YouTube’s ‘golden voice’) and trying to replicate a more controlled Old Spice video blitz on TBS a few nights ago.
The NYT even bolstered it’s new video journalist team on today of all days a few hours ago (I wish the paywall was a joke-is the video content part of the 20 or however many views of their free content before you have to pay?):
April fools is kind of a lame holiday offline (playing pranks at work can lead to office drama), but a couple of good online pranks played well, in my opinion. The above video from Google and the joke on designers (typing helvetica in the search bar makes the font on the screen comic sans). It wasn’t that funny if you didn’t have to stare at different fonts all day to figure out which works with what theme or whatever.
The most appropriate of all was the last place that floundering momentary celebrities go before their internet fame flat lines-Funny(Today it was Friday) or Die. The parenthesis after Funny is just in case the site goes back to normal on the day that comes after today but before Sunday.
These guys went all out. The address and search bars have lyrics from Rebecca Blacks single and say straight out that this is a Fools prank, just in case you couldn’t catch it from the parody vids on the home page.
Lohan, Sheen (who both also had innuendos with Kimmel, if you know what I’m saying) and even Tequila turned to comedy to lighten the mood around their own controversy to show that they have a sense of humor about themselves.
At least we all have something to laugh about even if you missed it. Fun … Fun … Fun …