It’s a well-known fact around the office that I’m a bit of a cat lady. When I say “a bit,” I suppose I mean a total, unabashed cat lady. My
fellow AM:PM PR team members have to deal with the repercussions of this fact on a frequent basis. Sometimes it’s in the form of mundane tales of my own cat, Gus’, adorable antics. More often, I barrage them with YouTube cat videos. Many a time I’ve called Jake Ten Pas over to my desk space, with tears of laughter rolling down my face, to watch “the funniest thing ever”. Lucky for me, this sort of thing flies around here. Otherwise I’d be screwed.
During yesterday’s PR 3.0 meeting, the group got to talking about viral videos and specifically the apparently inherent viral nature of cat videos. As marketing-minded people, our collective brain then thought about ways a wildly popular thing, like cat videos, could be harnessed to influence consumers. I immediately thought of ways the Humane Society could use videos of cute and/or funny pets to encourage people to adopt more pets. What do you think? Do you see any other applications?
Though cat videos are one of the most popular things on the Internet, I’m sure that you, dear reader, haven’t seen all the best ones. I’m going to do you all a service and share my top five, in no particular order. Enjoy.
Who doesn’t love an adorable, fluffy cat wearing a banana split costume while eating a banana? I know I do!
A kitten sitting on a tortoise. Awesome.
Here’s a fluffy, gorgeous Persian sitting on a stack of fluffy pillows at the dinner table. Adorable? Yep.
This one is too cute for words. Just watch it.
The best cat video compilation.