Viral Video

A viral video is a video that becomes popular through the process of (most often) Internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites, social media and email. Viral videos often contain humorous content and include televised comedy sketches, such as The Lonely Island's "Lazy Sunday" and "Dick in a Box", Numa Numa videos, The Evolution of Dance, Chocolate Rain on YouTube; and web-only productions such as I Got a Crush... on Obama. Some eyewitness events have also been caught on video and have "gone viral" such as the Battle at Kruger.More recently, the Kony 2012 video by Invisible Children, Inc.
Posts about Viral Video
  • Inside Fatherly’s very grown-up viral video strategy

    … The millennial dad-focused website Fatherly has been on Facebook barely more than a year, but it’s already using it in a very grown-up way. Thanks to a quickly, finely honed Facebook video strategy that’s earned Fatherly more than 250 million views in under a year, the site is now using its viral videos to grow not just its presence…

    Digiday- 5 readers -
  • 10 Video Marketing Lessons from the Top Brands and Video Creators of 2015

    … and aren’t just empty views. GoPro GoPro is a great example for building a community. Not only do they utilize and feature the best content created using their equipment on their main distribution channels, but they have inspired a legion of fans to film their greatest moments, and most importantly, tag them when they do. This creates massive brand…

    Andy Smith/ ReelSEO- 20 readers -
  • The Brands and Agencies Behind the Most Popular Video Ads on YouTube

    … At the 2015 IAB MIXX Conference, YouTube (along with other sponsors) ran a print ad in the print version of the program. (How retro, right? And for an interactive advertising conference about “the emergence of a mind-blowing, beautiful, consumer-centric digital world,” no less!). But, the print ad contained information that I hadn't seen before…

    Greg Jarboe/ ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 16 readers -
  • 16 Top Video Marketing Tips and Takeaways from Vidsummit 2015

    Yes Poo~Pourri is a real product. Yes Poo~Pourri is clinically proven to work. You can buy it at Poo~Pourri Toilet Deodorizers Some say the secret to a happy relationship is separate bathrooms, but those people have never tried Poo~Pourri, the classy, sassy, ultra effective way to leave the bathroom smelling better than you found it.

    ReelSEOin YouTube- 10 readers -
  • Good Mythical Morning: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

    … This week we’ll be looking at Rhett and Link’s YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning as suggested by these good actual viewers. So let’s load up Rhett and Link’s channel and see what insights we can squeeze out. Content: Rhett and Link are a pair of Internetainers known for their viral videos, comedy songs, and IFC show Commercial Kings. Good…

    ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 13 readers -
  • Viral Video Roundup June 2015: S'more Entertainment All Round

    … 'Smore's Dip' from @BuzzFeedFood Most Viral Video of June 2015 With Over 80 Million Views Welcome back to another edition of the best monthly videos. With summer now in full force, June had a lot to offer in terms of entertaining video content. The Do’s and Don’ts from this past month should help you make some timely content and avoid costly…

    Andy Smith/ ReelSEOin Facebook YouTube- 41 readers -
  • Why User-generated Video Needs the Same Protection as Branded Content

    …-generated Video Content: Yes, it's Still Subject to Copyright Law User-generated viral videos - the most organically shared and viewed of all video formats – has long suffered from a neglectful ‘home video’ perception. The stigma -- as often perpetuated by mass media forums -- suggests that content we create, upload, and share is somehow exempt…

    ReelSEOin Content- 17 readers -
  • Viral Video Roundup May 2015: Take Shia's Advice and Just Do It

    … Sharelines Delta's 'Internetest Safety Video on the Internet' generated over 8M YouTube views in May 2015Shia LaBeouf's epic motivational rant is going viral thanks to user-generated parody videos In our interview with the brilliant Margaret Laney, she mentioned how you should ride a good concept until the wheels fall off. As I began thinking…

    Andy Smith/ ReelSEOin Google YouTube- 14 readers -
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