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Old 14th February 2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Not sure where I read it recently, but an article suggested passing around an email joke or funny video as a form of viral marketing. Find a funny video and host it on your site or "brand it" with your site name. Send it to a few friends. They will likely forward it on.

has anyone tried this?

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Old 3rd March 2006, 02:08 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it but it makes me think of these:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail143.html
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/badgers.php

If you could have something fun like that developed that would appeal to your target audience, it could certainly increase awareness. I really think it would have to be something that "spoke" to your intended audience though. Otherwise you could end up with tons of visitors that have no interest in your company. For example, if we were to hire someone to create a cartoon that had small business people in it or something along those lines.

I have come across a company that creates these little flash cartoons and games. I can't remember where I found them though. It may have been in a Santa Claus game or something where I found a link to a company that does that.

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Old 7th March 2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I got a jigsaw in my in box a while ago. It was branded with company advertising, banner link the the website, message in the title bar and a promotional message when you completed the jigsaw.

It had obviously been forwarded by a lot of people. I visited the site and read a bit about it and it seemed like a good idea to me.

I'm not into advetising as I work for the government, but I was impressed by the theory supporting the idea. Particulcarly the bit about the "Army Amarillo" video, which I also received in my in box.

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While not a joke, we recently put up a video showing a truck crashing into our client's security gate on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZiIk5gN3eM

To date the video has been watched 593 times.

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