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Video marketing with self deprecating humor – brilliant approach

December 7, 2011
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Self deprecation

What do internet videos of a teen getting hit in the face with a board or videos of a cat getting stuck to a string on a ceiling fan and swung around the room have in common? They make you laugh. They tap into your inner procrastinator that wants to watch funny cat videos, they tap into your emotions of just wanting to let go for a minute, and most of all, they break up the fast pace or monotony of your busy day.

PRDaily.com took a humorous approach in the video above that happens to be the video featured on their Facebook Page as seen below:

prdaily Video marketing with self deprecating humor   brilliant approach

Pulling off humor is hard to do, and often comes across as odd executives being odd, but if done with a natural comedian in your midst or the small investment of hiring an actor. We bet you won’t forget the video above, it’s hilarious and makes you want to read PRDaily.com just so that guy doesn’t feel like such a putz. Humor has been executed well by Dos XX and Old Spice in mainstream media while the Virginia Association of Realtors’ interactive TedTruitt.com (aka the Realtor from Hell) that was developed many years ago still comes to mind.

If you think you have the chops, humor and self deprecation are great marketing angles as they make you relatable and memorable. Think you will give it a shot?

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