Just when you swore you would never watch another "Gangnam Style" parody video comes the highly clickable interpretation shown above.
Thank the folks at the Chengdu Panda Base in southwestern China. It's a conservation center and home of the Pambassadors program, an opportunity for panda lovers to learn about and work with the cuddly black-and-white creatures for a year.
The video was a collaboration of teams from Ogilvy China and London. Ogilvy PR Beijing leads the global branding work for the city of Chengdu, which signed the agency network to help boost its profile as a destination for tourism and business investment. Pandas play a big role in the marketing of Chengdu.
If you're wondering "Where are all the Chinese people?" in this video, turns out it was made in London. The English capital was the site of an event ahead of the London Olympics when 108 people dressed in panda suits rode the Tube, did tai-chi in Trafalger Square and partied in Convent Garden to promote conservation efforts.
Some Ogilvy London staffers have cameo roles in Gangnam Style Panda.
Somehow, a few of us at Ad Age still can't get enough of Gangnam Style. Fellow addicts can check out interpretations by the West Indies cricket team, tennis star Novak Djokovic and this shout-out by London Mayor Boris Johnson.