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13/04/2012 by

Viral Friday: Dramatic Surprise On Quiet Square

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: A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square

This week’s #1 position goes to A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square, check how a Belgian TV network goes viral in a huge way. The #2 is for an online promotion video to get a scholarschip: Caine’s Arcade. And Titanic SUPER 3D closes the top 3 with a spoof trailer for Titanic 3D.

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1. A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square

Here at Viral Friday we have a warm heart for Belgian Creativity and after the perfect viral for Carlsberg Belgium, we have another winner from Belgium. In an effort to promote its inclusion on Belgian TV, the TNT channel and agency Duval Guillaume pulled out all the stops, creating a huge spectacle for an unsuspecting crowd. They placed a big red button in a quiet Flemish square with an arrow that said, “Push to add drama.” When a biker finally pressed the button, a scene of chaos erupted. With this idea and execution it is no wonder that the video reached more than 10 million views within one week.

2. Caine’s Arcade 

To promote Caine’s Arcade, an arcade built with cardboards by the 9 year old Caine, his first costumer makes a video of the arcade and the flashmob that was arranged to attract more costumers and puts it online. Within 4 days the video has been viewed more than 1.200.000 times. By the power of viral videos, we call this a major success. The video is created to help Caine’s Scholarship Fund.

3. Titanic SUPER 3D 

Do you think Titanic is from the past? Think again! Titanic is back, this time in 3D, SUPER 3D. Watch this ‘nostalgic’ movie and experience everything like you’re in the story. Do you ever wonder how it would feel to get hit by the legendary Titanic ice? This all brings this movie certainly to a next level. This version is totally up-to-date with a new Dubstep soundtrack by Nova. This is video is made by PistolShrimps. Follow them on Twitter. Since april 7th this video has been watched over 11 million times.

4. La Pire Haleine Du Monde

TicTac came up with a new version of the flash mob for its viral filmed in France. On a square a person is asked for directions. As soon as the person starts speaking, something strange happens… Watch La Pire Haleine du Monde yourself to find out what occurs. Some people doubt the authenticity of this viral, how come there is only one person walking on the square who has nothing to do with the flash mob? Would it all be fake? What do you think? Nevertheless it is a really original version of the well-known flash mob. Plus, it works, the video already has more than 1 million views.

5. Make It Count 

How inspiring do you want it to be? This video tells us that we need to take everything life has to offer. This journey starts in New York and continues in Paris, Cairo, the south of Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and then back in New York again. All this takes 10 days. This video is made by Max Joseph and Casey Neistat for Nike Fuel Band. It is another technical innovation by Nike which makes you earn fuel. It shows during sports and daily life how many calories you’ve burnt, how many steps you’ve made and how long you wore the Fuel Band. You can synchronize all this information with your iPod, iPhone and laptop. Now you know who’s the best of your friends in enjoying life to the fullest. Remember that “Life is a sport, make it count”. Make it count already reached more than 1.8 million views since april 9th.


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