LG job interview meteor prank freaks out applicants — video


Goober
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LG job interview meteor prank freaks out applicants β€” video | Financial Post (external - login to view)

A new ad from South Korean electronics giant LG elevates the practice of using pranks to sell products to a whole new level of entertainment.

The product? The company’s new 84-inch ultra-realistic HD TV. The prank? Tricking a bunch of job applicants in a Chilean office into thinking a meteor has just slammed into the city outside the office window where they are being interviewed. The result? A priceless hidden-camera style video that depicts just how freaked out people get when they think the building they are in may be about to collapse.

The key component in the whole prank is, of course, the TV. The video begins with a series of shots showing workers tucking tiny cameras in spots around the office and installing the big-screen unit into the wall where it will double as a window by showing a realistic video of the cityscape outside.

As the applicants filter into the office and the interviews get underway, the room begins to shake and then a giant fireball appears on the screen that the unwitting subjects to the prank still believe to be a window. The quality of the screen is apparently that excellent.

The video then cuts to clips of some seriously freaked out people. Expletives are uttered (in Spanish), a couple people scream and all victims run towards the exits.

Staged or not, the ad hits all the right buttons a viral campaign should.
 
SLM
#2
Holy crap!

So were they actors in on the gag or did they set some poor unsuspecting saps up for the purpose of their ad? Good grief, I'm not sure my heart would hold out if someone tried a prank like that on me!
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Holy crap!

So were they actors in on the gag or did they set some poor unsuspecting saps up for the purpose of their ad? Good grief, I'm not sure my heart would hold out if someone tried a prank like that on me!

Could be staged- But that will come out- Does the fear look real?


The product? The company’s new 84-inch ultra-realistic HD TV. The prank? Tricking a bunch of job applicants in a Chilean office into thinking a meteor has just slammed into the city outside the office window where they are being interviewed. The result? A priceless hidden-camera style video that depicts just how freaked out people get when they think the building they are in may be about to collapse.

The key component in the whole prank is, of course, the TV. The video begins with a series of shots showing workers tucking tiny cameras in spots around the office and installing the big-screen unit into the wall where it will double as a window by showing a realistic video of the cityscape outside.

As the applicants filter into the office and the interviews get underway, the room begins to shake and then a giant fireball appears on the screen that the unwitting subjects to the prank still believe to be a window. The quality of the screen is apparently that excellent.

The video then cuts to clips of some seriously freaked out people. Expletives are uttered (in Spanish), a couple people scream and all victims run towards the exits.

Staged or not, the ad hits all the right buttons a viral campaign should.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Could be staged- But that will come out- Does the fear look real?

Looks as freaking real to me as the bottom dropping out of the elevator one, which I believe was one of theirs as well?


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Staged or not, the ad hits all the right buttons a viral campaign should.

Which kind of brings up the question of how far is too far in order to sell a TV?
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Looks as freaking real to me as the bottom dropping out of the elevator one, which I believe was one of theirs as well?


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Which kind of brings up the question of how far is too far in order to sell a TV?

At work so I cannot see the video- Staged or not it appears to have done what was intended.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

At work so I cannot see the video- Staged or not it appears to have done what was intended.

Lol, watch it when you get home. Tell me then if that would not freak the hell out of you.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Lol, watch it when you get home. Tell me then if that would not freak the hell out of you.

Going from what I read, Yes.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Going from what I read, Yes.

Still, I want your report on my desk by tomorrow.

Double spaced and please check for spelling and grammar.

lol.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Still, I want your report on my desk by tomorrow.

Double spaced and please check for spelling and grammar.

lol.

Young Lady,Yes,I will have that done.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Going from what I read, Yes.

Done.

Great whether it was staged or not. They looked like they were going to potty in their pants.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Done.

Great whether it was staged or not. They looked like they were going to potty in their pants.

I almost did just watching them watch it, lol.

Keep that to yourself.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

I almost did just watching them watch it, lol.

Keep that to yourself.

I will not speak a word.
 
SLM
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I value your discretion.
 

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