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Some you know, some you don’t. All made me smile so thought i’d share. Which is your favourite?

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When Historical Figures Get Business Cards

This is cool. An online stationer called MOO created a bunch of business cards for historical figures. Sure this will get them loads of free PR.

Check em out…

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Our eStore is opening in May!

I’ve been writing about geek stuff for almost two years now. I love Superheroes, Lego, toys and all that other weird stuff your parents hope you will grow out of. Sorry mom.

As you know, i’ve been planning this eStore for some time so i’m SUPER excited to announce that we have an opening date. 5th of May. Eeeeek. Our stock has landed in South Africa, our couriers are ready to go and our ‘secret touch’ is dying to be revealed. Yup, we’re not doing this half arsed. We’re going all out. But you’ll have to order something from the eStore to see what i mean 😉

Pop your details into the form below and i’ll send you a reminder the minute those virtual doors open.

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What sort of stuff will be on the web shelves you ask?

I can’t give away all our secrets but i’ll give you a BIT of inside info because if you’re reading this blog, chances are you have kid like tendencies just like me. And we all know kids aren’t great with waiting. So to make you reading this post not completely pointless i’ve listed a FEW of the products we’ll be opening our doors with.

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I already don’t want to sell any of the products. I just want to keep everything. SO. EXCITED.

One last thing before you go. I found this image online and it made my heart smile. It reminds me of why i started writing about toys and Superheroes two years ago. And it’s the reason i’m about to open the coolest eStore South Africa has ever seen. You can quote me on that 😉

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Top 5 Viral Videos Of 2013

Bit too late for this post but viral video marketing is something that always grabs my attention. People don’t often realise the work that digital agencies put into creating the perfect ‘viral video’. Some of the leading videos happen by chance and others have unique strategies behind them. Today i’m going to talk about my top 5 viral videos of 2013 that went viral on purpose. That means a solid strategy, a media budget and a creative plan.

Don’t get me wrong. The content still needs to be remarkable in order for everyone on the internet to stop and take notice. These 5 pieces of branded content have the perfect combination of high quality content and a great digital marketing strategy. Also, an Enya track in the last one. Recipe for success 😉

1. Worst Twerk Fail EVER – By The Jimmy Kimmel Show

2. Spencer’s Marriage Proposal – By Home Depot

3. Mila Kunis and Awkward BBC Reporter – By BBC Radio 1

4. Virgin America Safety Video #VXsafetydance – Virgin America

5. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme – Volvo 

That’s it folks. Thats the sort of video content that makes my inner nerd feel sexy.

This is the sort of stuff we at @Retroviral aim to beat.

Wall Art for my future office

If you work in an office and it doesn’t have Nintendo wall art, is it even a real office?

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What do you get when you cross iconic music artists with Lego?

Some people are smart hey. Adly Syairi Ramly took iconic music artists as seen on their album covers and re-made them in Lego, using only an iPhone 5. I want to be friends with you Adly.

I’m not really a music geek so know MOST of these bands. But never the less, dig the idea.

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7 Superhero facts you didn’t know

Gonna be honest. I’m a pretty bad nerd. I didn’t know ANY of these things.

Interesting video though, didn’t realise that the term ‘Superhero’ was actually trademarked. Not sure what that even means cause the world is so wisely used these days. Also, Hulk doesn’t have a penis. Awkies.

Superman used to be bald. SAY WHAAAAT?

Star Wars Stationery

If you say you don’t want Star Wars stationery then i’m just going to assume you’re a liar, that’s the only explanation.

The below set includes: Darth Vader Pen, Stormtrooper Helmet Pencil Topper, Yoda Sticky Pad, Boba Fett Notepad, and R2-D2 Pencil Case. Basically everything your desk desires.

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But wait, there’s more…

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Bike Parkour on the Streets of San Francisco

Epic video. Thought i’d share.