By now, you’ll have definitely heard of the PR stunt by ad agency Duval Guillaume to launch drama channel TNT in Belgium (if not, where have you been?).
The video, which featured a button with the words ‘push to add drama’ above, and what happened when someone pressed the button, received nearly 10 million views in its first 48 hours, and has doubled to over 21 million in five days – and that is just on the official YouTube page.
The Turner Broadcasting PR stunt was launched only via social media and on the TNT website, although a 30 second trailer had aired in Flemish movie theatres for two weeks.
Duval Guillaume had been given the brief to ‘make a launch campaign worth talking about’ and they have definitely managed to do that – but is this a formula that can easily be repeated?
How easy is it to make a viral that actually goes viral?
What do you think?