Campaign YouTube, Tuesday, 05 April 2011 09:03AM
Sue Unerman, chief strategy officer, Mediacom
Why I like it
I thought that this assignment – to find a piece of content that I really liked on YouTube – was going to be a tough one. There is a cartoon (by Stephen Collins) of which I am fond that describes the internet as the purveyor of the angry rantings of children.
My anxiety was that I would inevitably have to wade through a load of this first, because we all know there can be plenty of that out there when you go looking for something that is quite good online.
But, instead, here was Smartwater – a piece of content that made me genuinely laugh out loud. Jennifer Aniston stars in a spoof of viral (or, as she calls it, virus) advertising.
It includes a kid lip-synching to a video, adorable puppies, dancing babies, "internet boys" with tablet computers, and the iconic hair-tossing moment. It’s the funniest thing I have seen her in since Friends.
It certainly works as a viral communication as I have already sent it to some friends of my own.I wish I’d thought of
This article was first published on Campaign YouTube
A useful study here from the ‘Pew Research Center’ taking a look at the demographic make-up of US social media users across Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. No data on LinkedIn of Google+, but great stats all the same.