a guest blog post by Chrissie Cole
We live in a day and age where marketing has to be extreme to get the attention of consumers and fans! With sites such as VideoBash and YouTube, finding funny videos that range from marketing to pranks to cooking mishaps to funny pets and more is easy, not to mention fun! But, in terms of marketing, staying ahead of the curve is essential to your success.
In no particular order, below we have shared some of our favorite outrageous marketing videos that we hope you enjoy as much as we do!
Ignite Social Media highlights 47 outrageous viral marketing videos. We found it hard to pick a few good ones so we are just directing you to his site. They are laugh-out-loud funny!
JuhoTunkelo highlights a Lithuanian ad for a mineral water which is over the top funny, but we have to agree with him, it quickly goes from funny to too much. It does however serve its purpose and lends itself as a good example to aim for balance – be funny but don’t over extend yourself and lose your audience.
This is one of our favorite marketing videos seen on VideoBash and it involves a giant wok with in-skaters dressed as vegetables. http://www.videobash.com/video_show/great-marketing-tehnique-7226 It looks kind of insane and yet cool all at the same time. It definitely grabs your attention.
The 10 Best Marketing Stunts Ever on FastCompany is worth the time!
You simply MUST take the time out to watch the video: Seth Godin: Sliced bread and other marketing delights. “Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.”
While we highlighted videos above that involve a lot of big name brands, there is nothing stopping you from making your own outrageous videos surrounding your niche product. Use the videos as a source of inspiration to come up with your own viral marketing video idea and then let the world know it exists. By utilizing Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and the like getting your video out there won’t be too terribly difficult.
Surely this is not meant to be an exhaustive list, in fact we are quite certain there are many more outrageous videos we are yet to come across but this is a good start involving our favorites. Please feel free to add to our list and let us know what your favorite marketing video is and why. Some videos definitely leave a longer impression than others. Just remember, you want to push the barriers and be bold enough to be remembered but keep it simple enough that you keep peoples interest.
Chrissie Cole is a freelance writer for various blogs, including Speedy Incorporation, which helps new small business owners incorporate online in all fifty states. Whether you need to incorporate in Florida or Montana, Speedy can help.