Another week and another set of brilliant viral videos that has got lots of people talking. Rather than sifting through the billions of videos that people have uploaded, we share the ten best viral videos every week from the world of marketing and advertising. This week’s collection involves a vicious library fight, a dubstep baby and David Beckham finding himself into a risque situation.
This Man’s Pickpocketing Skills Will Blow Your Mind
We should warn you that if you watch this, you may end up feeling a little paranoid as you walk or take the bus home. Apollo Robbins, a performer who’s known as ‘The Gentleman Thief,’ gives a demonstration about how he successfully pickpockets unsuspecting people. While the host and two guests are completely on guard, how he manages to pull it off without you realising it will amaze you.
Hilarious Oreo Campaign Shows How Vicious Library Fights Are
We’ve been in some arguments and disagreements in our time (Coke vs Pepsi, Man Utd vs Man City, iPhone vs Android, etc.), but none would have been as destructive as this. Oreo ran this fantastic 30 second ad that showed how a simple disagreement can turn into a full-blown war.
On a related note, it accurately portrays just how destructive (and quiet) fights are in the library. Makes you think twice about returning that copy of Infinite Jest late, eh?
Introducing The Amazing Dubstep Baby
After attaching its cameras to extreme sports stars, model planes, and cats. There was only one logical step for GoPro to take with its Super Bowl ad: Attach the camera to a baby and show its day in 30 seconds. It’s all set to a dubstep track and we have to admit, it’s pretty cool.
It’s Back To The Future In 60 Seconds!
It’s an unwritten rule that at some point in your life, you will have watched Back To The Future. The time-traveling escapades of Marty McFly is the quintessential family movie and to this day, it holds up extremely well. For those who can’t remember the plot clearly, To 420 has created this basic cartoon which showcases the entire plot in 60 seconds. It’s weird, and you’ll wonder what you’ve just watched, but it’s still amazing.
Clever Blackberry Ad Shows Everyone What Its Smartphones Can’t Do
Last week, Blackberry revealed the Blackberry 10, changed its name and announced Alicia Keys as it’s new global creative director. Now in time for the Super Bowl, it’s released its first commercial showing off the new Z10. The 30 second ad doesn’t show what the phone can do, instead presenting a number of bizarre situations like a person being nonchalant while on fire, or turning an incoming truck into thousands of rubber ducks.
The reason: It’s much faster showing the few things it can’t do, making this a rather clever ad that ushers in Blackberry’s new look and direction.
Herbal Tea Drowns Your Deepest Fears… Literally
They say a nice cup of tea will calm you whenever you’re feeling anxious or uneasy, and Herbaria tea gets this message across perfectly. To be honest, it feels like a dream sequence in a blockbuster movie than an ad for a hot drink, but seeing horrific monstrosities like clowns and death drowning is striking to say the least. A clever touch is what exactly is dragging those fears down, realising what it is might take a second or third view.
Heartwarming Budweiser Ad Brotherhood Tells The Tale Of A Man & His Horse
If you run an ad during the Super Bowl, you’re guaranteed instant coverage, but you need something truly special to separate yourself from the pack. Budweiser hit the nail on the head with this heartwarming tale of a man and his horse. It has almost nine million views to its name already so you can guess just how successful it is.
Sesame Street Parodies Popular Drama With Upside Downton Abbey
Is there anything Sesame Street can’t do? After parodying numerous TV shows and movies (the last major one being Broadwalk Empire), the popular kids show gives its take on the popular periodic drama Downton Abbey with its own upside down version.
McLaren’s Emotional Tribute To Its Founder
It’s been 50 years since Bruce McLaren founded his automobile company that would become an integral part of F1 racing. This short film is an emotional tribute to the founder and his philosophy that drives the company forward.
David Beckham Gets Semi-Naked For H&M Short Film
We imagine H&M thought long and hard about how they would advertise their spring collection, but banking on the star power that is David Beckham is a safe one as he tries to reclaim a lost bathrobe. Oh, it’s also directed by Guy Ritchie, but you were probably too distracted to care about that detail.