How do you get your video to go viral? Brands and agencies around the globe have devoted their lives to discovering the answer to this question and now, Toronto-based agency John St., the agency that brought you Catvertising, has come up with a solution—Buyral!
In a hilarious video parody, the company introduces this awesome service that guarantees you’ll go viral through a “network of professionals” from interns to the elderly and even kids who are “working day and night, constantly clicking on your videos.” And the best part? It only costs $59.99 for 25,000,000 views!
Of course, Buyral isn’t the real deal (YouTube’s got their own system of checks in place to ensure that click-fraud doesn’t infiltrate their site), but Tim Nudd of AdFreak hits the nail on the head when he says, “Whatever real work [John St.] may or may not do for actual clients, this is one agency that knows a thing or two about viral, minus the buy part.” The video has racked up just over 74,000 views so far, but is seeing a surge in viewership today and is bound to rack up a lot more views, even without the help of elderly clickers in the background!
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Also, now that you’ve watched the video can I just give a shoutout to John St. for this amazing line: “Ian, you’ve got the CL-App on your unit, correct?” LOL.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.