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Urban Gamespiration

Planking influences web content, advertising and more

Implications - The urban game of playing dead, planking, spread virally at the onset of 2011 and since then, it has inspired numerous other innovations, including other Internet memes, blogs and even advertising. Despite the fact that planking can be dangerous, many people are still embracing it, and a number of innovations have spawned from the idea. As such, it's no surprise that both brands and individual people are using it -- through comical ads, public stunts, parodies and more -- to gain attention.
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Megatrends
7 Featured, 40 Examples:
1,075,596 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jul 11 — Feb 12
Trending:
Hot

Featured Examples

Perching Owl Internet Games
Perching Owl Internet Games
The Owling Meme Puts Planking in the Past
Move over planking, the owling meme is flying to new heights. Owling has become rapidly popular over the last couple weeks, with photo contributions popping up from all over the world. Owling hopes to… MORE
Comical Tourism Slogans
Comical Tourism Slogans
'It's More Fun in the Philippines' Campaign Goes Viral
The Philippines Department of Tourism, together with BBDO Guerrero Manila, has created a campaign that is going viral among the country's residents and the campaign's Facebook fans. The 'It's More Fun… MORE
High-Fashion Planking
High-Fashion Planking
The DIS Magazine Plank Girl Editorial is a Mix Between Memes and Couture
The DIS Magazine Plank Girl shoot shows David Toro bringing the world of planking to the world of fashion, merging Fall’s hottest fashion trends with an Internet phenomenon. A model wearing Missoni and… MORE
Planking Dog Projects
Planking Dog Projects
'Maddie The Coonhound' Makes Normal Balancing Acts Look Like a Breeze
Seeing someone balance on top of a table or on a fire hydrant may garner a few quick laughs, but Maddie The Coonhound offers a planking dog that is undeniably impressive. Described as "a super serious… MORE
Hanging Hero Memes
Hanging Hero Memes
The Batmanning Meme Takes Planking to New Heights
Daredevils and comic connoisseurs alike will appreciate the new and very extreme Batmanning meme which is taking the Internet by storm. This collection of crazy clips filmed by the Batman Boilers will… MORE
Posh Planking Captures
Posh Planking Captures
The Ilva Heitmann by Markus Pritzi for Sleek Magazine Shoot is Dramatic
It's a well known fact that black and white shots can produce some of the most stunning and dramatic imagery you'll ever see, and the Ilva Heitmann by Markus Pritzi for Sleek Magazine editorial shoot is… MORE
Photo-Mimicking Blogs
Photo-Mimicking Blogs
'Stocking Is The New Planking' Encourages Stock Image Copiers
It seems like people are looking for more and more ways to express their mob mentality in playful ways, one of the latest outlets involving the 'Stocking Is The New Planking' site. It encourages people… MORE

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