Time to backup your photos, videos and files

If your computer crashes due to a hard drive fault you might lose all your photos, videos and files. Don’t wait until this happens to do something about it – it will be too late and you could have lost precious photos or other important files that you will never see again. Learn how you could easily and cheaply back up your files.

‘You look disgusting!’ Beauty blogger shames bullies

This video features a beauty blogger with adult acne has been watched almost seven million times.

The video, titled “You Look Disgusting”, shows comments that Em Ford received via social media after posting images of her face with and without make-up.

Once again some of the appalling behaviour found online has been exposed in a powerful way. Let’s hope it makes some people think before they post.

#youlookdisgusting

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

Great idea for a marketing mailer

In the battle to stand out from all the other ‘junk mail’ that drops through peoples doors this seems a fantastic idea.

Photographer Jens Lennartsson had 400 action figures created together with the box and a portfolio sent to a carefully select group of recipients.

You can read more about this great self promotion here.

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