PayPal Aims to Save You From Being Eaten Alive by the Living Dead

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In light of our other recent zombie coverage and Bruce Campbell on Twitter news, it seems appropriate to bring up a new PayPal commercial community-made video that was unveiled today at a company event, which shows how you may be able to survive a zombie apocalypse if you're a PayPal user.

Hat tip to All Things D's Tricia Duryee for sharing:

Update: This was originally reported to be a PayPal commercial, but a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews it's not actually one of their commercials, but was created by the PayPal community. Don't expect to see it on TV (unfortunately).

It's also worth noting how horror scenarios are being used in advertising these days. A couple weeks ago, we first saw a Woolite ad directed by Rob Zombie.

I still love this classic Freddy Krueger Fonzies commercial though:

Some stats subtly dropped at the end of the PayPal video:

  • 100 million active users
  • More than $3,500 per second
  • $7.5 billion yearly via mobile by the end of 2013

By 2015, we're all going to live our lives digitally, according to PayPal President Scott Thompson. That means without wallets:

PayPal also updated its iPhone app this week. With this, all app features are displayed on one page, transaction history details are "just a tap away," and filtering of transaction history has been improved.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.