Advertising & Marketing, Viral videos

5 Great online video marketing campaigns from 2011

social media marketing There’s no doubt that online video is becoming more and more of an important medium for brands. Here are some of the best campaigns we saw in 2011. 1. The Inside Experience (Intel and Toshiba) You know that experience when you’re watching a horror film and the heroine starts doing something obviously stupid (like running up the stairs) and you yell at the screen trying to tell her what to do? Well, Intel and Toshiba created an experience where your interactions could ...


Ten big names to join Twitter in 2011

Black Twitter 2011 was the year Twitter truly came into its own -- from being a key tool in the deposing of dictators, and essential to democracy's "primal scream" --- users of the social network shooting out bursts of 140 characters have made the service much more than anyone ever imagined it could be. While the service has reached these heights, to its future investors, what has probably been most noteworthy has been how it has grown. 2011 saw it finally cracking the ...


Memeburn’s favourite Google doodles of 2011

Google doodles bring a special brand of happiness to a person's day. A well done doodle has the potential to unleash a procrastination session of epic proportions. Google has kept us captivated with its ability to translate the simplicity and pure elegance of its logo into the doodles. "In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning ...

Viral videos

Memeburn’s top viral videos of 2011

It’s that time of year again when we feel the need to look back and consider everything that has happened and been achieved over the last twelve months. YouTube recently published its official list, which contained few surprises. Our list is a little different and contains some our favourite viral videos of 2011. They may not have had the most hits, but they did have a tonne of awesome! 10. T-Mobile Angry Birds Live -- 9.3-million+ views It may be the ...


Memorable memes of 2011

2011Digitall The year 2011 saw the web become the great democratic tool it's always had the potential to be. That does not, however, mean it stopped doing what it's best at: providing us hours of meaningless entertainment with meme, after meme, after meme. And while nothing in 2011 was able to unseat the cat as the king of the internet, more than a few put up a spirited fight for that top position. So here you go: some of the ...

Social media

10 top performing online social games from 2011

The year 2011 has come and gone. Social games ruled the roost and with billions of dollars being made in exchange for virtual goods, the wave of casual gaming may never die down. Here are ten of the top performing social games of 2011. 1. Sims Social Combine social networks with The Sims and you get Sims Social. Every friend you meet in Sims Social is a Facebook friend. In a thrilling twist of social awkwardness, becoming a lover or enemy with ...

Online journalism

11 of Memeburn’s most popular articles from 2011

As 2011 draws to a close Memeburn looks back at its most popular articles -- the most tweeted, shared and liked by you, our readers. Here is a chance to go back in time and read your favourite articles again. 1. The future of WordPress: Q&A with founder Matt Mullenweg Memeburn got the chance to chat to one of the web’s most influential people: WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg. The interview asks questions about the future of WordPress, who the real Matt Mullenweg ...


Nine things you should know about Amazon[Infographic]

The rise of Amazon has been pretty spectacular. From humble beginnings in 1994, when Jeff Bezos took bookselling online from a garage, Amazon has gone on to become the number one e-tailer on the planet, surviving the dotcom crash along the way. Amazon now has data and support centres all over the planet, it is one of the forerunners in the cloud revolution, and its play into the hardware space has seen it go from popularising the eReader platform to ...

General Tech

5 Big ways the tech world changed in 2011

2011Digitall In many ways, 2011 was the year when previously overhyped technologies suddenly became mainstream (you may not have noticed because you were too busy checking BBM). Gadgets that had been at the top of everyone's "Trends" lists for the past two or three years finally started making it onto people's Christmas lists, too. The social changes promised by the rise of "SoLoMo" (social-local-mobile) became felt when they supported enormous social upheaval during the Arab Spring. Here are five of the ...


The year that was: Memorable Twitter trends of 2011

Black Twitter The highs and lows of the past year, as experienced by the Twitterverse. Worldwide Events & News Mubarak's resignation (#cairo #mubarak #egypt #jan25) After eighteen days of protests in Egypt and pleas on various social media platforms, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February this year generating buzz worldwide, particularly with regard to the role of social media in the protests Following the detention of Egyptian online activist Wael Ghonim #Jan25 also became a rallying point for those supporting his ideals. Libyan uprisings ...






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