Our Clip of the Week is the “official trailer” for a movie that doesn’t exist — but that we kind of wish did. “The Wolf of BuzzFeed” is, of course, a play on “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but the actual target of the spoof is the link-baiting site founded by viral-media mastermind Jonah Peretti.

Instead of Leonardo DiCaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort pumping dubious equities, we’ve got Matthew Broussard as Peretti cynically manipulating the internet — by seducing hapless Facebook users with numbered lists about cat pictures, nostalgia and whatnot. (Brad Woolf is the actor who nails the Jonah Hill/Donnie Azoff part.) Half Day Today is the comedy troupe behind this production.

Simon Dumenco is the “Media Guy” columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

Continue reading at AdAge.com

Source: http://adage.com/article/digital/jonah-peretti-owned-watch-wolf-buzzfeed-spoof-trailer/292508/?utm_source=Digital&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AdvertisingAge/Digital

For more Social Media News visit http://www.buzzmouth.com

  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: