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07/09/2012 by

Viral Friday: Carlton Draught – Beer Chase

Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.

Viral Friday: Carlton Draught - Beer Chase

This week’s #1 position goes to a classy cops and robbers 80’s chase style in Carlton Draught – Beer Chase . The #2 is Roller Coaster Tycoon In Real Life. Do you remember this awesome PC game? Now live! And Let’s Roll closes this week’s top 3 with Snoop Dogg, sorry Snoop Lion and new Adidas sneakers.

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1. Carlton Draught – Beer Chase

Cops and robbers chase in the 80’s style as a beer commercial? Yes, this is “Beer Chase” by Carlton Draught, an Australian brewery. But don’t get mislead, they are not encouraging anyone to drink and drive. The beer thirsty outlaws make their getaway on foot, instead of by car, followed by cops. The ad, created by Clemenger BBDO, an advertising agency from Melbourne and got more than 2,3 million views since it went live on YouTube on 29th of August. If you want to waste even more time visit Carlton Draught at Facebook.

2. Roller Coaster Tycoon In Real Life

If you were born in the 80’s you’ve probably played the Roller Coaster Tycoon game on your dad’s computer. The theme park game, which was launched in 1999, was developed by Chris Sawyer and even got three sequels. And what a popular game it was at that time. Now, in 2012 the video editor Andrew McMurry brought the game back in a whole new way. The people at the theme park may be bored but in real-life people love this video – more than 800,000 views in just 5 days! Maybe he got also inspired by this Rollercoaster Accident video.

3. Let’s Roll

Adidas is back with another interesting video. In the clip that reminds an action movie a guy enters a skyscraper’s rooftop.. When you expect the action to break loose it does, but in a different way. We see Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion appearing with his alter ego. Especially the music done by Gustav Holst and the effects are stunning. With all these viral elements it’s no wonder that the video got already over 700,000 views views so far.

4. Djokovic vs. Sharapova: Sharpshooting

Head Tennis came up with a series of challenge videos called “Speed vs. Instinct” that feature worldwide famous tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova. Why? To promote their new tennis racquets series. Are you more into speed or more into instinct when you play? The series is quite successful and this video got more than 570,000 views in just a week and few days. For more videos from the series, check HEAD Tennis YouTube channel.

5. “Legitimate Rape” Pharmaceutical Ad

Rape is serious crime and making joke about it is simply walking on a thin ice. But some people just don’t understand how serious it is. Some of these people are US congressmen Todd Akin and Paul Ryan, who are talking about “legitimate rape” or efforts to redefine rape. And in this satirical video Laura Napoli , a voice actor and sketch comedian, takes her dig at them. So in case you suffer from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies (SLUT), now there’s a treatment that can help! The video clearly explains how it works and people find it interesting too – according to the number of views: more than 500.000 in just 9 days.  Want more info? Have a look at the Legitimate Rape Facebook page.


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Comments (2)

  • Tara 07/09/2012, 18:19

    I can’t wait for “viral” marketing to die a quick and bloody death.