Kevin and Jill Heinz had been planning their wedding for months. The flowers, dresses, mens suit, reception, the guest list and the organising they went through, could not have prepared them for international fame and TV appearances days after their special day. What was intended to be a private family wedding with close friends and family has turned into the stage for a music sensation that has stormed TV networks around the world and seen by over 8 million online viewers on YouTube withn days.
Kevin and Jill decided to have a traditional wedding to say their vows to each other, however they added a small twist. Instead of walking down the aisle the entire bridal party decided they would danceThe bridal party. Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz could not have imagined the sensation this little decision would rocket them into the history books as the entire bridal party danced to Chris Brown’s Forever song and sending the song into the Top Ten. Their wedding dance video became of the most viewed and searched videos on YouTube. Their original video alone had over 34,000,000 viewers
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The sensation was then recreated live down town St Paul, Minnesota, where the wedding party regrouped and again became a downtown TV sensation with crowds flocking to be part of the moment. The original church video went on You Tube as father-in-law Mr Peterson kept requesting Kevin to get it on YouTube so family members could view the entrance dance. Still reeling from the enjoyment from his wedding, Kevin finally got it onto YouTube. What was meant for a few 100 family friends went global within 24 hours, turning the newly weds into the most famous married couple this week and probably this year. Watch out for many newly weds posting their wedding video doing the same in the weeks ahead. Inadvertently they have created a global wave.
The JK Wedding Dance is a powerful reminder of the power of Social Media and how video is turning and changing fortunes (see our Dave Carroll story), creating world wide waves. There are 1,000’s of wedding videos on YouTube however the Kevin and Jill Heinz wedding dance which is becoming known the JK Wedding Dance, has ploughed through any other wedding video overnight to become the undeclared sensation.
Business opportunities occur all around us. If I said to you on the 17 July, “What would you do if over 20,000,000 world wide were to visit your web site within 7 days and view your 5 min handy cam video, resulting in you appearing on national TV channels, on 100’s of TV news broadcast. In New Zealand 27 July your video was broadcast over over 5 times. For those of us specialising in Social Media we cringe at the lost opportunity that Kevin and Jill did not take or maybe just did not understand. Within 7 days they could have become multi millionaires and never needed to work again for the rest of their life had they put in place a Social Media strategy. Of course hindsight is a wonderful teacher. Their 5 minute dance down the church aisle could have been their dance to riches they could not have imagined as they said their vows. Are you read to maximise Social Media and dance your way out of the recession in your business?
For those questioning the power of Social Media and Video need to seriously pause for a moment and consider this question. “What could you achieve if you knew that tomorrow you could have over 8 million viewers world wide and growing, watch your promo video”.
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Their name has spread around the globe, web sites and TV shows. Of course on the down side are many scammers and viruses that take advantage of their name and fame by embedding their name in fake news and web links so that when the user clicks on it their computer becomes infected. Jill and Kevin of course have no awareness of this and in fact their name is being traded by unscrupulous programmers and hackers.
Above is a link about their TV appearance that actually links to a scam virus site which ranks their name at numer one in Google. Do not visit the link. Please not this is not an actual link, just a screen shot.