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A few social media highlights to start your week…


1. Campaign Highlight: Leading up to The Walking Dead premiere, Toronto agency Leo Burnett set up eight foot tall “walker hands” in the middle of Union Station. Each day a decaying finger was knocked off counting down to the season premiere. Commuters could take pictures with the hands, tweet #TWDFeb10, and be entered to win one of the gross zombie fingers. They also had chained “walkers” attached to the countdown clock with giveaway tshirts ALMOST within arms reach. Read the full story here: Walking Dead’s Gruesome Countdown

2. Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday with the name and avatar replaced with McDonald’s. While the situation seems terrifying for any brand team/agency, the account also gained 5,000 new followers in 30 minutes and generated a ton of buzz: reactions to Burger King Twitter Hack. While not all mentions were positive about BK, there are some speculating that this could wind up helping Burger King more in the end. What do you think?

3. Now You Can Haz Twitter in LOLCat Language

4. No Two Web Pages Seperated by More Than 19 Clicks (Study Says)

5. Viral Content:
The Harlem Shake Has Exploded and 60 Ad Agencies Harlem Shake
-Ultimate Supercut of Goats Yelling Like Humans
-Skier Cheats Trailing Avalanche With Epic Backflip