Virals – Reach for the stars


We don’t think The Beatles will do anything in this market…”

Capitol Records internal memo, 1963.

What makes a film ‘go viral’?

A client asked me this the other day. I thought I would share the gist of what I told her…

Firstly I said: “I don’t know” which I thought was impressively honest of me. (Didn’t all those years working in agencies teach me anything?). I quickly went on to suggest that nobody else knows either. Indeed no-one, but no-one, can guarantee success in viral marketing. That’s part of the fun. You can pretty much guarantee failure if you […]