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Clean Up Your Viral Advertising Act

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

With the right strategies, digital marketing through content is one of the most reliable ways to reach your target market. As an online marketer or entrepreneur, it is part of your responsibilities to stay up-to-date with the latest content marketing news to stay ahead of the game—that means acknowledging the rise of viral content, a.k.a., content that gets so popular you can’t stop seeing it on your social media feeds. And if there’s one thing the Super Bowl has taught us, it’s that advertising is especially good at this.

Here are 10 ads that we just couldn’t get out of our heads.

Mr. Clean

This is one cleaning product ad that feels a little dirty—and that’s exactly how it got the attention it did. From seeing the beloved Mr. Clean dance suggestively with a mop to showing us a little more of a stranger’s marriage than any of us really bargained for, this commercial is one we just can’t bleach away.

Do Us a Flavor [Lay’s]

Lay’s knows it’s audience—we as a people just love competitions and weird-tasting food. And if there’s anything that’s sure to go viral, it’s food challenges. With flavors like Wasabi and Ginger, Cappuccino, New York Reuben, and so many more, people ate up the opportunity to try new things.

Real Beauty Sketches [Dove]

In a society that’s taking real leaps and bounds in body positivity, 2013’s Real Beauty Sketches was a refreshing short film from Ogilvy & Mather which aimed to show us that our worst beauty critics are ourselves.

GoldieBlox - Girls

Aimed at disrupting the “pink aisle” and inspiring the future generation of female engineers, GoldieBlox released an in-your-face commercial about a trio of girls who create a Rube Goldberg machine to change the channel from beauty queens to brainy queens—and we can’t help but love it.

Old Spice

What was once a brand for an older demographic got a hilariously macho refresh with the recent campaign. The quick-paced, ridiculous humor struck the perfect chord with a younger generation.


There’s just something about a refined woman with a British accent talking about toilets that the internet was happy to get behind.

Pepsi Max Test Drive

Although the Pepsi Max was just a prop in the high-octane commercial featuring a prank where Jeff Gordon, NASCAR driver, scared the willies out of a car salesman, the video still leaves us craving the stuff.

Volvo Epic Split - Jean-Claude Van Damme

The Muscles from Brussels performing a split between two trucks managed to show viewers how perfectly controlled a Volvo truck can be.

#ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It was the perfect combination—a challenge video and the promise of raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or “ALS.” Movie stars and YouTube celebrities alike filled buckets with freezing ice water and filmed the now-sensational videos that brought attention to a rare disease that, as of writing, still has no cure.

Dumb Ways to Die

This is one warning we won’t ignore. Dreamed up by Metro Trains Melbourne, Dumb Ways to Die™ is a visceral warning about staying safe on the trains. And it’s probably one we’ll see in our vibrantly-colored nightmares from now on.

Going viral means starting with strong content. We’re one of the few full-service advertising agencies that covers all the bases: from award-winning brand and marketing strategy to maximizing social media, catchy graphics, smart signage, mobile friendly websites, cutting edge video, and more.

Never Boring can help you decide how to efficiently market yourself to bring in the most customers. Call 209-526-9136 today to schedule a free consultation with our marketing specialists.

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