Brand Barometer: Anthony Nolan's latest viral campaign reviewed

Social video expert Goviral evaluates Anthony Nolan's latest viral campaign, with "ones to watch" from Nike Golf, Microsoft Research and Hertz.

 

A decent effort... ticks all the important boxes

9 / 10

Anthony Nolan: Make Some Noise About Blood Cancer

This campaign eschews the depressing imagery often found in health-related charity ads in favour of a strategy built around entertainment.

Blood-cancer charity Anthony Nolan knows how to capture the attention of its young male target audience. The video features a live stage performance by Bass6, a beatboxer who creates music to words projected onto a screen. When the words 'blood cancer' appear the artist says there is no music in cancer, but stresses the importance of making 'noise' about it.

This is a decent effort that ticks all the important boxes: it's short, entertaining and gets its message across. It shows that even a delicate topic can be presented in an engaging way, an approach that should be used more often in the sector.

Ones to watch: Viral hits from this week

Nike Golf: No Cup is Safe

Nike showcases its brand ambassador Rory McIlroy, with whom it recently struck a multi-million-pound deal. He stars alongside Tiger Woods in this humorous video.

Microsoft Research - IllumiRoom

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept project intended to 'push the boundary of living-room immersive entertainment by blending virtual and physical worlds with projected visualisations'.

Hertz - SkiBrogugues

This video appears to promote an invention - boots with retractable skis. The product is actually a fake, however, conjured up to promote Hertz and its ski-destination rental rates.

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