Viral Video Featuring San Luis Obispo Celebrities Launches Whizbang’s New Video Department

Happy Town video become viral sensation for California city.

San Luis Obispo, CA, July 03, 2011 --( Whizbang, a full-service marketing company in San Luis Obispo, launched their video department on June 24 with a viral video campaign that features numerous San Luis Obispo celebrities. The video, called “Happy Town,” is a compilation of well-known community members doing the “Happy Town” dance to the “Happy Town” song. The dance was choreographed by award-winning choreographer Suzy Miller, while the song was created by Whizbang's Ellen Curtis and Jose Molina. Molina is also a cast member of the Second City Improv Group in Chicago and collaborated with fellow cast member Caroline Lucius.

Whizbang came up with the idea after San Luis Obispo was given the title “Happiest City in America” by Dan Buettner’s book Thrive. The purpose of the video was to introduce their new video department, which specializes in YouTube videos and video marketing, as well as help promote the city. Whizbang also says they did it to have a fun summer project to work on.

“Whizbang is all about showing, not telling. Happy Town is a great way to show how to leverage a current topic with video,” said Ellen Curtis, Creative Commander of Whizbang.

The video features KSBY’s Jeanette Trompeter, John Reger, and Dave Hovde, Magician Rich Ferguson, Mayor Jan Marx, Tolosa Winery and many more. Whizbang will be launching more videos for the “Happy Town” promotion throughout the summer on their YouTube page and other social media channels.

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Christine Gorney
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