Viral Video Resurfaces on Inside Edition
In 2009, Hosting Nation Data Inc., a Canadian provider of shared web hosting services, launched a video of Dave the Dog to promote their Pennies for Pets campaign, a fundraiser where they donated 50% of proceeds from new hosting campaigns to local SPCA organizations.
One year later, the video titled “Dave the Dog goes Crazy!” has come back with a vengeance. Daily views on YouTube have gone up to by the thousands. Dave’s recent fame really set in for Hosting Nation on the morning of April 28th, when Inside Edition – a popular current events program broadcasting across North America – phoned to ask if they could use the video in their lead out for today’s program.
“We had no idea this was coming.” said Erik Weisner, the lead developer at Hosting Nation, who answered the phone when Inside Edition called. “It’s great that this video is generating so much attention. We hadn’t seen anything for a year, then out of nowhere, there’s all this interest – it’s great.”