Hitler Downfall Meme as Attorney Advertising

The Hitler Downfall meme is everywhere (we’ve already covered copyright issues of the Hitler Downfall video).

This weekend, the New York Times even published a primer on making your own version of the scene, in which der Führer’s fury at the collapse of his plans can be translated into the latest pop-culture news.

Bob Battle’s Virginia DUI Lawyer blog credits Seattle DUI defense attorneys at Cowan Kirk Gaston for extending this to lawyer advertising.  It’s another example of law firms trying out social media.

I don’t think of this as an ad, or even necessarily as marketing. It more like a law firm taking part in public dialog, and using a meme to its own ends.

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