Humor Bombing

The public delights in the unexpected, leading to a new web phenomenon

Implications - Humor bombing is a new way individuals, artists and brands are catching the eyes of consumers. The element of surprise inherent in yarn bombing, photobombing and even Photoshop bombing has gone viral online, spawning many different versions of "humor bombing." This low cost, high impact form of guerrilla marketing is a great way to engage the blogosphere.
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516,834 Total Clicks
Mar 11 - Mar 13
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Eyeballed Urban Fixtures - Eyebombing is the New Photo Fad in Town
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Warm 11,356 Clicks Pub: Sep 9, 12
Eyeballed Urban Fixtures
Eyebombing is the New Photo Fad in Town
According to Oddee.com, “Eyebombing is the act of putting googly eyes on inanimate things in public spaces.” While it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to most people, the ultimate goal of... [More]
Nerd-Bombing Photos - EMI's Kathy Beth Terry Page Encourages Users to Put Katy in Iconic Prints
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Warm 6,916 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 11
Nerd-Bombing Photos
EMI's Kathy Beth Terry Page Encourages Users to Put Katy in Iconic Prints
Katy Perry's hit single Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) has the vixen star change into Kathy Beth Terry, a nerdy high-schooler. Thanks to EMI/Capitol and its Kathy Beth Terry Facebook fan page, the nerdy… [More]
Subtly Photobombing Pups - This Cute Pup Photobombed Every Picture on a Craigslist Apartment Listing
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Mild 3,282 Clicks Pub: Mar 23, 13
Subtly Photobombing Pups
This Cute Pup Photobombed Every Picture on a Craigslist Apartment Listing
Just in case the cute pup in all of these images didn’t give it away, this apartment listing on Craigslist is for a pet friendly dwelling. The ad has gone surprisingly viral considering that... [More]
Cozy Subway Seats - Ishknits Yarn Bombing Brings Colorful Comfort to Your Daily Trips
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Warm 11,460 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 11
Cozy Subway Seats
Ishknits Yarn Bombing Brings Colorful Comfort to Your Daily Trips
Jessie Hemmons is the one responsible for the awesome ishknits yarn bombing pieces. Yarn bombing is like graffiti, but using yarn instead of spray paint! The featured ishknits yarn bombing can be seen… [More]
Yarn-Swathed Sculptures - The Agata Olek Crocheted Astor Place Cube Will Be Warm for Winter
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Average 3,635 Clicks Pub: Oct 5, 11
Yarn-Swathed Sculptures
The Agata Olek Crocheted Astor Place Cube Will Be Warm for Winter
In the city that never sleeps, it would seem like there's no chance to creep in under the cover of night to stitch a super-sized sweater for a standing sculpture without anyone noticing, but the Agata… [More]
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