Happy Thanksgiving – Don’t burn your house down

A good example here from the States about the power of video.

Here are two pieces of content that are part of campaign to encourage people to cook their turkey responsibly (without setting fire to the house!) at Thanksgiving. We don’t all have access to content quite as dramatic as this.

But compare this tweet (image, caption, handful of retweets and favourites):

with this video:

and you’ll understand why coverage of the video has been huge in the UK, let alone the US.

The true success of the campaign will be a reduction in the number of fires this Thanksgiving. It will be interesting to see what impact this video has on people’s behaviour.