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"I know, I know, it sounds more like Nine Inch Noise!"

A camera attached to weather balloons touches down in a farmer's field, revealing shocking footage. The year is 1991, and Hard Copy is mad at Trent Reznor.
posted by Pope Guilty on Feb 11, 2014 - 35 comments

People should believe 71% of what they hear on the news

Ron Burgundy did the News last week in Bismark North Dakota. Some thought it made a mockery of the news, but the station is pretty happy with how it turned out. This week, Ron dropped in on Emerson College to give some advice to the journalism grads, starting with "Of course you have to report the facts. Unless it’s too hard to find the facts β€” then, just make something up."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Dec 10, 2013 - 100 comments

"solved the problems of both journalism and advertising at once"

Does BuzzFeed Know The Secret? The National Republican Congressional Committee seems to think so, since they redesigned their website. But they're just following BuzzFeed's advice. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Apr 15, 2013 - 67 comments

Swan dive! Into interactive TV commercials.

Digg co-founder and CEO Kevin Rose has been sick with left lower lobe pneumonia since July 4. Today he received a get-well message from an unlikely person: the Old Spice Man. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 13, 2010 - 147 comments

Ironic pepsi-blue

"It began six hours after he arrived β€” 'I iced a friend at lunch,' he said β€” but really took off at a barbecue around the family pool in Belmar the next day. 'There have been over 20 icings so far'", [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jun 14, 2010 - 187 comments

Welcome Lawbreakers!

DUI? Dealing Drugs? Better Call Saul! Have you or someone you know been affected by the tragedy of Wayfarer Flight 515? SAUL CAN HELP! Also related: Check out Saul's philanthropic causes. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Apr 14, 2010 - 71 comments

this is only a coincidence

You have reached 1-800-I Feel OK.(mp3) To leave your own OK Soda Related Coincidence, Press 1. To listen to Coincidences, press 2. To respond to the OK Soda Personality Inventory, Press 3. To hear other fascinating options press [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Feb 20, 2010 - 25 comments

Want to change the world? There's nothing to it.

This YouTube video seems to break my browser. Does it play alright for anyone else?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 6, 2009 - 45 comments

Terminaliens.

Remember these UFOs? In May of last year, pictures were posted anonymously on Craiglist and Flickr of strange objects in the California sky. This Monday night, the mystery was solved.
posted by EarBucket on Dec 20, 2008 - 37 comments

"Yes, I've been jailed on six continents. All I have to do is kill a penguin."

Hey look, the Cerne Abbas giant has a buddy. Unamused pagans wish for rain.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 17, 2007 - 44 comments

lonelygirl15: fact or fiction?

One of the most famous characters on youtube is lonelygirl15 (this link being the most comprehensive summary of her story I've seen). Virginia Hefferton of the NY Times is one of the countless people trying to unravel the mystery of whether her video blogs are the ramblings of a cute homeschooled girl and her nerdy crush, or part of a larger marketing campaign.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 27, 2006 - 90 comments

This dish is being eaten hot.

Hell hath no fury, etc. etc.
posted by docgonzo on Jul 18, 2006 - 246 comments

1. Place lots of yellow gnomes in public places. 2. ??? 3. Metafilter post!

"For years people laughed at me. But my dream reoccured so often that I was sure that one day the yellow gnomes would visit our planet with a very special message for us. Now I am not alone anymore." These yellow gnomes have apparently appeared all over NW Europe. Today a fresh batch was discovered in Abcoude, Netherlands (in Dutch). And yes, of course there is a forum. Art or crazy?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Apr 25, 2006 - 26 comments

It's time you exercised your music muscle again.

Remember that image where you had to guess the band names? Well, this time the image is a movie, and the band names are song titles. [quicktime]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 14, 2006 - 45 comments

Flap your wings and fly to Daddy...

noitulovE - Rewind the rhythm of life, find the purpose of evolution?
First link direct to Quicktime, second to lyrics, third to lauding press release
posted by nelleish on Oct 24, 2005 - 18 comments

Now can we stop posting these?

Contagious Media......................................................................
posted by dersins on May 26, 2005 - 60 comments

Dr. Angus Interventions

Dr. Angus Interventions would like to have a word with you. [flash, sound]
posted by sciurus on Oct 8, 2004 - 10 comments

Your move, creep!

A futuristic robot polices the chaotic streets of a developing nation in this [creepy] spec commercial/corporate video." Quicktime is involved. Also, people who are scared of robots might not want to watch, because there is a robot in this video.
posted by Hildago on Apr 28, 2004 - 31 comments

build your own datacenter

The Intel IT Manager Game lets you manage an IT department (flash, reg. required, you don't have to enter a valid e-mail address). Here is another attempt (click "Simulation" at the top). For those who rather calculate than point-and-click, try the Ipas TCO simulation. [via Flex-MX Blog]
posted by tcp on Apr 16, 2004 - 3 comments

Viral Marketing For America?

Is Howard Dean conducting viral marketing? [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Oct 8, 2003 - 30 comments

park life

Park Life is an urban hipster-themed, viral-marketing, platformer game [shockwave]
posted by crunchland on Aug 1, 2003 - 3 comments

Are you "e-fluential"?

Are you "e-fluential"? It's possible you are without even knowing it--you never know who might be listening in. While I don't find all gadget/soft drink/product discussions insidious, it does seem like they pop up pretty regularly. Has anyone here been contacted? Or are these companies (and others like them) just targeting product-oriented boards?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 30, 2002 - 35 comments

Viral Marketing Wants You!

Viral Marketing Wants You! Do you want to hype the new season of your tv show? Recruit fans to post what you want them to post in the places you tell them to. Courtesy of the Hype Council. Sure to hit Metafilter soon!
posted by danhon on Sep 12, 2002 - 18 comments

Attractive people planted in bars are being paid to chat you up...about the New Sony Ericsson T68i!

and so am I
posted by luser on Jul 31, 2002 - 35 comments

I must admit, I've always had my doubts about some of you...

I must admit, I've always had my doubts about some of you... Corporations hire viral marketing firms to spread misinformation and bogus votes of support for their products on internet message boards. With all the front page entries about new movies, new records and new colored cola drinks, are we all being manipulated and duped by the marketing weasels even here on Metafilter?
posted by crunchland on Jun 5, 2002 - 82 comments

The creators of Operation Swordfish

The creators of Operation Swordfish are attempting to capitalize on the rampant success of The Game in the most lameassed, riding-on-coattails manner possible. Apparently, the first step on the road to ripoff is (not) hiding the password to your 'secret' site in your online trailer.
posted by Danelope on May 16, 2001 - 1 comment

How's this for viral marketing?

How's this for viral marketing? In order to promote their weblog feature, Xanga.com created a weblogger. Last week, many Geocities users received the same message (included inside) from "Bianca Broussard", in which she says, "I was noticing your writing style, and I think the weblog format might really work well for you." They actually created a fictional person and gave her a blog with over a month of entries. Pretty sneaky...
posted by Aaaugh! on Dec 26, 2000 - 17 comments

Yet another

Yet another attempt by the networks to use "underground marketing" to promote their new shows. Pretty transparent.
posted by owillis on Oct 5, 2000 - 2 comments

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