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
    • So you want a viral video

      One of the last things I want to hear a client say when talking about a video production is that they “want it to go viral”. When I think of viral videos, I go straight to things like Psy’s Gangnam Style and Charlie Bit My Finger. They are both great videos that got people to share them around and talk about them.

      Lush Digitalin Social- 16 readers -
  • A Day in The Life Of: Head of Programming at Viral Media Sensation Jukin Media

    … If you’ve ever searched YouTube for fail videos or cute animal compilations, chances are you’ve landed on a channel owned by Jukin Media. The viral video brand searches the web for user-generated content (UGC) on the brink of virality, purchases the rights, and then works with brands to license the content. Jukin also compiles these user…

    ReelSEOin Facebook- 16 readers -
  • 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…

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  • 10 Video Marketing Lessons from the Top Brands and Video Creators of 2015

    … you’ll make my list this time next year! Best Use of Branded Video 2015: 5 Top Brands BuzzFeed No brand has cracked the code this year quite like BuzzFeed. They have spent a tremendous amount of effort finding out what type of content resonates best with viewers on every platform and figuring out the most efficient way to draw in viewers based…

    Andy Smith/ ReelSEO- 26 readers -
  • The Brands and Agencies Behind the Most Popular Video Ads on YouTube

    … standings? Well, success on YouTube is hard. That’s why there are so many one-hit wonders. In fact, I once taught a YouTube marketing workshop in London and was surprised to discover that the creators of one of the previous year’s viral videos were in the back of the room. I quipped, “You should be up here teaching this class.” And they looked…

    Greg Jarboe/ ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 23 readers -
  • 16 Top Video Marketing Tips and Takeaways from Vidsummit 2015

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    ReelSEOin YouTube- 12 readers -
  • Good Mythical Morning: YouTube Channel Review - Through the 'Reel' Wringer

    … for maximum social! The Verdict: Good Mythical Morning creates shareable content like clockwork and make their viewers feel like they’re part of the show. Be sure to check out my other channel reviews, and do yourself a favor and subscribe for a new review each week. Thanks for watching, commenting, and supporting the show and I’ll see you next week when we put yet another channel through the wringer. …

    ReelSEOin Social YouTube- 16 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- 43 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- 20 readers -
  • Viral Video Roundup May 2015: Take Shia's Advice and Just Do It

    … it clicks and when it does, like May’s best videos, keep going until it doesn’t work anymore. Either that, or be famous to begin with, that helps too. Let's take a look at some of best videos of last month in our viral video roundup for May 2015. Delta: New Take on the Old Safety Video This one may be my favorite out of the bunch. If you haven’t…

    Andy Smith/ ReelSEOin Google YouTube- 18 readers -
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