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Expect the Unexpected – National Trust's extreme makeover

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16:45 PM | 12 June 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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A "leaked" video that picked up incredible press coverage and social media virality.

You may remember this "leaked National Trust advert" that appeared on the internet recently. Given it's an incredibly entertaining way to spend one and a half minutes, it quickly picked up steam on Twitter and other social media. This was further perpetuated by articles from the likes of The Telegraph, BBC, Daily Star, The Drum and Liveleak.

As many had predicted, it was in fact a response to a D&AD student brief. That's right, a couple of students, from the University of Gloucestershire, created a video that cost them nothing and not only did it go super viral, it also won a D&AD pencil. Plus, National Trust even tweeted to say that while it wasn't their work, thumbs up to the creators.

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