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Even Gorillas Love Phil Collins

It’s rare to find a TV commercial worthy of sharing with Marketing Pilgrim readers–unless you count Ask.com’s Chicks With Swords.

Anyway, thanks to Paul Woolmington, I can share this great Cadbury’s ad from the UK.

Enjoy!

So, what does it all mean? Here’s what Cadbury has to say

Google Earth Gets YouTube Videos

If you’re the kind of person that’s wasted endless hours using StumbleVideo, then you may not want to read this next announcement.

Google has added geotagged YouTube videos to its Google Earth app, allowing you to view videos related to locations around the world.

The new layer enables users to zoom in on any location on the planet and view YouTube videos related to that place.  For example, a trip to Maui offers videos of surfing, snorkling and exotic sea life, while users who fly to Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, can watch breathtaking videos filmed at the highest points of the Alps.

Video: Post-It Notes Waterfall by Eepybird

At the WebTrends Engage conference Eepybird–the wacky guys behind the Diet Coke/Mentos experiments–provided a sneak-peak at their next experiment.

Watch what the guys can do with a few thousand Post-It notes.

Can’t see the video? Watch it here.

They plan to put together experiments with hundreds of thousands of the sticky colored notes.

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YouTube Videos Join Google AdSense

Last week we reported the testing of AdSense ads with YouTube content. Today, Google officially launches its new YouTube “video units”, allowing web content owners to display video content complete with AdSense.

Here’s how it works…

Simply embed a snippet of code and have relevant YouTube partner content streamed to your site. You can choose categories of video to target to your site, select content from individual YouTube partners, or have video automatically targeted to your site content. Companion and text overlay ads are relevant and non-intrusive. To further blend the YouTube player into your site, you can also customize the color scheme and layout as well as choose from three different player sizes.

YouTube vs. MySpace video: Copyright

As we mentioned last week, News Corp CEO Peter Chernin says Google needs to do more to prevent copyright infringement on YouTube. The company that owns MySpace plans to launch their own video site this month. Rather than being mostly user-generated, the videos will be professionally produced content with shows from Fox and NBC Universal.

Chernin says MySpace does more to track and filter copyrighted material than Google does. Neither are immune to lawsuits over the issue. News Corp is being sued by Universal Music Group. Google of course is being sued by Viacom.

Google for their part leaves it up to the content owner to notify them if a video violates copyright. They do remove the content but don’t filter or actively police content like MySpace does now. At the urging of Universal Music Group, MySpace added filtering software (but it wasn’t enough to avoid the lawsuit).

Kevin Rose, Pete Rojas, Cory Doctrow Admit to Being Virgins

It seems some of the blogosphere’s A-list have come-out and admitted they’re virgins–Virgin America flyers, that is.

Check out the latest online promotional cartoon for Virgin America’s Virgin Americans and see if you can spot the famous bloggers: Xeni Jardin, Cory Doctrow, David Pescovitz, and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing; Pete Rojas of Engadget; Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose of Diggnation.

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UC Berkeley Posts Lectures on YouTube

The always-progressive UC Berkeley is claiming to be the first university to post classes on YouTube. They have over 200 videos added so far. The school says they are the first to do this. The videos are at youtube.com/ucberkeley. The site starts a video that’s an advertisement for the school and the page is in UC Berkeley colors.

They plan to continue to add videos of classes on the site. So far there are plenty of science courses: chemistry, physics, and biology. There are a few search-engine technology courses. That is where I’ll spend my time! One was given in 2005 by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. He spoke about how he is surprised that Wikipedia works so well and then about the transition to when search rankings started to matter to people.