Posts Tagged ‘brands’

A new trend has major retailers and social media giants like YouTube trying to cash in.

What is it?

Shopping haul videos – the act of an individual showcasing and reviewing items that they purchased online for the world to see via social media networks such as YouTube. Take a look at the video, which we posted above. It was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America on July 14th, 2010.

Talk about the convergence of word of mouth, user generated content and social media all being produced into unofficial commercials. It’s definitely something to keep an eye out especially because one has to wonder if this is the future of commercials or even sponsored programming.

Approximately 13,000 people gathered in Mexico City to rock out to MJ in tribute to what would have been his 51st birthday.

What’s even more interesting is that they manage to break the world record for the largest amount of people dancing to Thriller.

As flash mobs gain popularity as tools to bring attention to brands and causes, videos like this one manage to stay innovative…not to mention they’re great for entertainment. Did I forget to mention, they also generate buzz and have a great vial life as people from all over the world circulate it with one another.