The Coolest Viral Video Ever
October 23, 2007 6:00 AM
Showtime created a viral video to support the second season of its original series “Brotherhood.” This video is mesmerizing and fascinating and totally mind-blowing.
While looking for a nontraditional way to promote the show, the network commissioned a champion card stacker to build a model of the Rhode Island State House, the home for the show, with playing cards. Card stacker Bryan Berg used 22,000 cards over three days to build the statehouse.
Showtime says it hasn’t done anything to promote the video, instead letting it grow virally. The network says the video is generating 25,000 to 30,000 additional views each day.
Next up: Showtime is planning a companion piece on how the card stacker plies his trade.