Are video games a waste of time?

This video provides some interesting arguments to debate about how useful playing video games is.
With some thinking they are just a waste of time, with organisations often attempting to block their use – there are a number of very strong benefits from playing video / computer games which this video explores.

Video inforgraphic looks to social media trends for 2014

Which social networks will grow most in 2014? Do you need to be on the rising stars?

This video explains the features of some of the newest and fastest growing networks – along with the latest stats for some oldies too.

Christopher Wellbelove

How would you react?

This brilliant promo for the upcoming remake of the Carrie movie is fast doing the rounds on social media.

Set in a coffee shop, you see how a customer loses it when a guy knocks into her, knocking her drink over her laptop.

Watch on to see customer reactions when weird things start to happen.

This promo continues the trend in ‘prank promo’s’ such as the LG Explodes and falling escalator.  I absolutely love these but you do have to ask yourself how long it will be until someone goes to far and we hear of something going seriously wrong during the making of one of these.

Christopher Wellbelove

Airbnb creates a brilliant short film made from Vines

Airbnb, a social website that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay, has created a short film made purely from Vines.

They promoted the project via Tweets encouraging people to record and send in Vines featuring the adventures of a piece of paper. The director and contributors then worked together via Twitter to create a single story.

The result is a magical little film bringing together the imagination and creativity of people around the world.

This is a fantastic idea and will be interesting to see how other organisations and individuals continue to innovate in this space.

Christopher Wellbelove

LG Video explodes onto YouTube and goes viral

The latest video from LG promoting an 84 inch Ultra HD video has been taking YouTube by storm.

The video features candidates attending an interview, behind the interviewer there seems to be a large window but it is in fact a TV.

The candidates look on in horror as they watch a meteor hurtle towards earth. Next they see a dust cloud engulfing the city and heading towards their office.

There is some speculation over whether or not the candidates are actors.Either way LG has shown that original, imaginative content that creates a talking point both in real life and virtually is they way forward if you want to create a video that will go viral.

This video went viral almost immediately however often it can take time for a video to take off, so if you don’t have immediate success don’t worry – it could still happen.

My little bugbear though. So often I hear the phrase ‘I want a viral video’. You don’t create a ‘Viral Video’ – videos become viral. Either way the CMO at LG must be very happy.

Christopher Wellbelove