Welcome along to Viral Video Friday here at Lime Canvas. Time to get yourself a nice mug of
This week I’m focusing on the Internet sensation that is Sweet Brown because there have been LOTS of video’s made using her audio or video or both but during the week I discovered the first “advertisement” featuring Sweet Brown. America, home of the free and the brave and the company that will cash in on any notoriety going in the name of advertising.
Now for those of you who are wondering what the hell I’m talking
Viral Video #1 – Sweet Brown Aint Nobody Got Time For That (Original Autotune Remix)
Originally a news clip for News Channel 4 that The Parody Factory turned into a ridiculously catchy song with a video. As happens on YouTube, lots of people re-upped it on their accounts as a cheap shot method of getting traffic, which makes it very hard to properly measure how many people how now actually watched this video. However, there are 3 or 4 versions with more than 20 million views so although it was originally put up about 10 months ago it has really been a viral sensation.
Viral Video #2 – The advertisement
Shortline Dental have seemingly employed Sweet Brown to make the least subtle cash in on a phenomenon in the history of the world. That said it worked! The video went live on the 6th Feb and already has had more than 4 million views and more than a quarter of a million Facebook shares. That’s more viral than Ebola, and a lot more fun.
If you want to see other versions of what Sweet Brown said that day remixed into songs with other backing tracks there are a few of them knocking around YouTube.
What do you think about the ad? Cheesy? Effective?