Verizon’s Fake Flash Mob Viral Ad

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Filed under: Co-option (If You Can't Beat 'Em...), Publicity Stunts

Submitted by Dolph Starbeam, who says:

It looks like Verizon Wireless is getting into the viral video game. They recently did a flash mob in some park in Atlanta. It’s actually well executed and pretty funny.

Verizon Wireless Surprises Customer

The Verizon "can you hear me guy" and network show up and follow someone around, just like on TV. He and everyone else in the park were [supposedly] taken by surprise.

[Editor’s note: Exactly how was the unsuspecting cell phone user (who was followed by the entire Verizon “Network” through a city park) mic’d so that his voice is heard so clearly?]