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Making a video that successfully showcases the skill, knowledge and passion that goes into making a product is an art form. Companies like Apple and Google routinely knock their product videos out of the park, but you don’t need to have mountains of cash and resources. Hey, if these guys can do it, why can’t you? Read more

People are all too wary of product placement now. Audiences will knowingly roll their eyes at Bond knocking back a neither-shaken-nor-stirred Heineken because they’ve seen it all before. So are there any ways to do it that aren’t offensive? The last remaining safe place for product placement and sponsorship seems to be reality TV; people who watch that sort of thing care less about what you stuff down their faces than the audience for a hollywood movie. Just look at Samsung’s X Factor invasion.

And that’s probably why Microsoft’s now exploring that avenue for the launch of racing game Forza Horizon – which is as much the star of a new online reality TV show as the people in it. Will it push the envelope to tearing point? Read more

Sit still for a minute; we’re about to crack your head open and readjust some stuff. First of all, work your mind muscles around this madness. And now, while you’re all confused, this: the idea that watching a video can (and, in many cases, should) be interactive.

Yeah… Crazy talk, right? Kind of, but it’s often the crazy ones that make things better. Just ask Apple. Sometimes, if you toy with the status quo, you can make things an awful lot better. Granted, sometimes you end up with something insane like this here pizza burger, but sometimes things do end up drastically better. Case in point? Viral videos that let people play with them. Read more

Best viral videos of 2011

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YouTube has recently released its pick of the choicest viral videos for 2011, based on views. But the most viewed aren’t necessarily always the best. Allow us to fill in the blanks with our proper list of 2011’s finest online celluloid. Read more

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Bad news for RIM: a furious rant from a loyal BlackBerry fan complaining about the company’s ‘demise’ has gone viral.

The unidentified Torch-owner [Ah, that explains it - Ed] blasts RIM with a barrage of criticisms, claiming: ‘l have been lied to and feel abandoned. You have failed as a service and manufacturing company… I would have been better off burning the cash in a money pit.’

Mad as hell, the disgruntled customer implores RIM to ‘listen to your employees, fix your management structure and return to being the industry leader and revolutionary company you once were’, before ‘Google buys you, rips you apart and turns you into their hardware division!’

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Virgin Trains has launched a viral advertising campaign, which is supposed to be a thrilling mix of zeitgeisty hot topics, namely Google Maps and zombies. but it won’t go viral, because it is far too sinister. The blurb runs more terrifying than any 3D gore-fest: “Brave zombie-rescuers will be catapulted onto any UK street, armed with nothing more than a Virgin Trains ticket machine.” It is some dystopian nightmare where Virgin is making us wield the ticket machine.

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toy story inceptionToy Story 3: Inception is a mash up done well, and a mash up done well is a glorious thing, and so for your Friday afternoon we bring you the soon to go massively viral Toy Story 3 and Inception mash up video: Toy Story 3: Inception, with Ken cast in the role of DiCaprio. Got to get a bit of Youtube on a Friday afternoon right? Video after the jump…

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You saw it here first: The Old Spice commercial that went viral a few months ago? It’s back, and more epic than ever. If you’re still at work, be sure to send this to your mates now, and be the first with it in their inbox tomorrow morning. If you don’t, you can guarantee someone else will, as only 300 people have viewed this latest splash of eau de cologne craziness so far, compared to over 11 million for the original. Read on, and see the all-new Old Spice viral video in full.

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