Viral iPhone Magic!
Just hours after it's official release, Marco draws 450,000+ internet viewers performing magic with an iPhone.
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Do it now – go to Google and type in “Marco Tempest” & iPhone", then click the search button. We saw over 22,000 listings just 4 days since Marco posted his now famous “iPhone Magic” clip on the Youtube and Live Video sites! Coverage included major newspapers and magazines, as well as hundreds of popular blog sites. Here are just a few: The Los Angeles Times wrote of Tempest’s efforts to secure one of the first iPhones: “Even his magic couldn't get Marco Tempest to the front of the iPhone line. So he had his assistant materialize there for him. Scoring an iPhone on Day One was a coup for the status-conscious.” Newspapers around the world picked up the story, with versions appearing almost immediately in German, Spanish, French and even Japanese. Before the day was over, while many were still waiting in lines to get their iPhones, Marco had posted “iPhone Magic,” and the buzz had begun. The Wired Magazine blog was already discussing the video and sending readers to it by 6:30pm on June 30, the day of its release. Hundreds of other bloggers picked up the news and featured links to the video and commentary on it. Popular gadget site Gizmodo wrote: “Marco the virtual magician pulled some funny tricks with his iPhone on the street last Friday. It's not getting your iPhone to actually activate on AT&T in a timely manner—that'd be some real magic—but it's charming.” Filmmaker, the Magazine for Independent Film, wrote: “UNANNOUNCED iPHONE FEATURES Magician Marco Tempest, who has made a name for himself with his series of YouTube-posted cell phone illusions, bought an iPhone and within 30 minutes posted [his] video featuring some unexpected uses for the device.” Meanwhile, the video continued to rack up phenomenal stats and honors on YouTube: #5 - Most Viewed (Today) #2 - Most Viewed (Today) - People & Blogs #1 - Top Rated (Today) #1 - Top Rated (Today) - People & Blogs #3 - Most Discussed (Today) #2 - Most Discussed (Today) - People & Blogs #2 - Top Favorites (Today) #1 - Top Favorites (Today) - People & Blogs View the video by clicking below:
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