Video viral of the week: Pepsi Max levitation stunt gets 3m YouTube views

01/07/2013

Pepsi Max worked with British magician to produce this head-scraching levitation stunt on top of a London double decker bus- getting nearly 3 million YouTube views and plenty of press attention in the process. See why it's our video viral of the week here…

British magician Dynamo appears to be holding on to a double-decker bus with his right arm in this ad as he rides through the streets of London. The effect is certainly striking, as the faces of astonished pedestrians illustrate.

Working with Pepsi Max and agency Arnold KLP, Dynamo asks us to "Take a moment, and look at things with a different perspective". He then takes his own advice and proceeds to float alongside an iconic double-decker.

The spot also makes clever use of technology. Dynamo brings his smartphone along to record his POV, while the camera focuses on the snap-happy crowd. Attaching the hashtag #LiveForNow was also a smart move.

How'd he do it? Pepsi isn't saying, but many speculate that he is using a fake arm.

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