The rather nonsensical title of this post is to inspire you by highlighting the creative heights that celebrity laden brand videos now deliver....
Old Spice's Muscle Music
6M views as at Sept 1st 2012: Youtube/Vimeo - official pages only.
Stop Press: now at 9M as at 6th Jan 2013
Ford's Random Acts of Fusion
90K views (as at Sept. 1st 2012 on Youtube) - 5 videos in the series.
Stop Press: now at 1M as at 6th Jan 2013 (many, many more videos)
Its great to see Ford's passion for episodic scripted storytelling, self deprecating humour, and sharp casting (with Joel McHale, Kate Micucci and Ryan Seacrest).
Just don't ask for an ROI, what the budget was, or define the quality of their work by the number of views.....(and for the record no one at Ford asked me to write this, and my current car is from a Japanese brand)...
9.4.12 - Stop Press: So, if you have gotten this far you must believe that the strategy and metrics driving this campaign go far beyond 'viral video/youtube views'.
1.6.13 - Stop Press: ...So I can't leave this campaign alone.