TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jingle all the way. That’s what Klick Health got when it teamed up with a popular YouTube producer to creatively showcase its culture with a #HolidayRemix video of Jingle Bells using nothing but everyday sounds from its office.
Released today at klick.com/holiday, Klick’s Epic Office Holiday Remix video stars hundreds of the digital agency’s employees as they orchestrate 134 unique sounds, intricately repeated and interlaced 1,256 times to create a unique electronica rendition of Jingle Bells that’s as entertaining as it is captivating.
Click to tweet: The ‘Klicksters’ can be seen swiping, pressing and punching everything from an iPad, Starbucks coffee maker, copy machine and stapler to a teleconferencing robot, video games, vending machines and boxing gloves (during a lunch-hour Muay Thai fitness class in the company’s wellness center).
David Guetta meets A Christmas Story
The beat continues to build until it climaxes with almost all of the company’s 400+ employees breaking out into a high-octane dance party that can best be described as ‘David Guetta meets A Christmas Story.’ Decked out in Santa suits, antlers and other seasonal attire, the employees bust a move while a staff DJ pumps up the volume in the office-turned-nightclub.
“Our Epic Office Holiday Remix is really the soundtrack to Klick’s culture, holiday-style,” said company CEO Leerom Segal. “We look forward to releasing our holiday videos every year because they bring together so many Klicksters and let us share our culture in a really fun and festive way that makes people smile.”
Treadmill gives bass line, beanbag chairs used as cymbals
Producer Andrew Huang, a YouTube sensation with over 25 million views said, “This by far has been the most extensive of my ‘found sound’ videos. I always walk into these projects with some idea of the sounds I’ll get and I’m always pleasantly surprised by other noises that turn up and how they can be used. But I was amazed by everything we had to work with at Klick and jumped at the chance to use things like a treadmill as a bass line and bean bag chairs as cymbals!”
Huang is known for producing unconventional music videos, including covers of the Breaking Bad theme using meth lab equipment, and 99 Red Balloons using, what else, red balloons. Klick’s Epic Office Holiday Remix video marks Huang’s first holiday-themed video.
Epic Office Holiday Remix video stats
- 2:25 minutes in length
- 770 scenes were shot
- 134 unique sounds were recorded, repeated and interlaced 1,256 times
- most of the company’s 400+ employees appear in the video
- 150 holiday hats, 50 pairs of antlers, 20 Santa suits, 3 Christmas tree suits were worn in the dance club scene
- Klick has several employees who serve as DJs at its annual Klick Electric event, including a manager who used to tour around the world as a professional DJ
- the dance scene also features added drums and synthesizers
- filming ran 8 am – 8 pm over four days in mid-October at Klick’s headquarters
- editing the video took about 120 hours
Klick’s Epic Office Holiday Remix video is the latest installment of the company’s annual holiday videos, which have become cultural hallmarks at Klick, recognized for its unique, data-driven people-centric culture that values and rewards employee contribution, collaboration, leadership and goodwill. Over the years, the videos have been featured by media, including CBS News, CNN, Comedy Central, and Entertainment Tonight.
Klick will donate 25 cents per view of its latest holiday video (up to $15,000) on December 2 to Free The Children as part of #GivingTuesday, the global day dedicated to giving back. View at klick.com/holiday.
About Klick Health
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent digital health agency, laser-focused on creating solutions that engage and educate about life-saving treatments. Klick helps inform and empower patients to manage their health and play a central role in their own care. Every solution hinges on Klick’s in-house expertise across the digital universe – strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship marketing, social and mobile.
Last month Klick was named a Technology Fast 50 company for its technological innovation, entrepreneurship, rapid growth and leadership over the last five years. Earlier this year, Klick was also ranked one of the Best Workplaces in the country for the third year running, moving up to #9 in its category. In 2013, Klick won 85 awards for its client work, corporate management and culture, including being named one of country’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, 50 Best Managed Companies, and 50 Best Employers. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and at its Toronto headquarters. For more information, go to klick.com/careers and follow Klick on Twitter at @KlickHealth.