I first started reading blogs to keep in touch with my Technology brethren back in the UK and some of the first bloggers I read regularly were, the now defunct, Spin Bunny and Drew B.
So here they are, my top five YouTube videos (although I’ve had to cheat a little and slink over to Google Video (a competitor to Yahoo! Canada, which is a current client of mine) to complete the list. They’re in no particular order so feel free to check them out at your leisure.
1. Best of Even Stephen. Where would a best of YouTube list be without some pirated content from the Jon Stewart show? This montage shows two comic geniuses, Colbert and Carrell, at their pugnacious best.
2. Gerrard. Simply the best player in the world right now. An inspirational captain, ferocious shooter and destructive tackler he has all the elements of a modern day footballer. His goal against Sheffield Wednesday 1:56 into the video is simply breathtaking.
3. Terry Tate. Utterly hilarious and a great example of a viral done well – focus on the content and the branding is an after thought. Very subtle and works superbly. Incidentally, Terry Tate’s real name is Lester Speight and he was a LB who played for the Chicago Bears. He was 270 lbs, and he ran a 4.23secs for the 40 yard dash, a record for all D positions especially LB. I defy you not to watch the entire series (there are four – sensitivity training; holiday; draft day and Athlete of the Century)
4. Line up for the Wii. A really simple yet powerful and authentic video that builds great buzz for the brand.
And a bonus link. Jenna Jameson’s, mildly NSFW, viral for adicolour. Considering the target market was internet geeks, getting the most popular adult film star to do the execution was a great idea.
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