How to make a viral political video, content example

Place your bets.

At time of writing (25 October 2011) a video endorsing San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Ed Lee has 319 views.

Will the Ed Lee video go viral?

Will the Ed Lee video go viral?

Raising awareness of regional politics is tricky, but this video has got all the correct viral ingredients; MC Hammer, catchy tune, fast edits etc.
And importantly, Mr Lee is not attempting to attempting to be cool / speak / rap etc in the video (British politicians please take note).

With the web wind in the right direction, this video should get at least 600,000 views before the vote on November 8th.

Let’s see if it happens.

The video can be watched here:

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4 Responses to How to make a viral political video, content example

  1. CR October 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Update: 29th October 2011.
    Video has received: 308,834 views.

  2. CR October 29, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    This may be the start of a new feature – Predict-a-viral… half way to the predicted 600,000 views in 5 days.

  3. CR November 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    8th Nov – 377,677.
    Proves how difficult making a political viral is.

  4. Ciarán Ryan March 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    OK. A year and a half later, and it’s up to: 529,297 views