By Rachit Sharma
“ Everywhere I go, I see him”. A line from spiderman far from home fits perfectly in the context of memes. Social media platforms are filled with memes, be it video, image, or just text. Filled with sarcasm and never fails to bring a smile to our faces. Even though all that content comes from; our daily life, there’s so much happening around the globe from web series releases to sports events. Just set your creativity free and who knows you might create the next most viral meme in the world.
We are halfway across 2021 and already have so much meme content going viral over the internet. Here you can find a summation of the top 10 memes in 2021 (so far) that have gone viral like crazy.
Best Memes of 2021
1. Bernie Mittens
2021, kickstarted with a goofy image of Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate, seated during the inauguration of Joe Biden and wearing a face mask and distinctive mittens, went viral.
We can imagine the impact of its virality from the fact that merchandise created on this meme helped gain 1.8 million dollars of charity.
2. Wanda vision
Next in our top 10 memes of 2021 is the one all Marvel fans were eagerly waiting for the upcoming movies and shows, after their name was released inthe online Disney expo. And 2021 gave rest to their year-long wait with WandaVision. This satisfied marvel fans and gave a hell load of content to the meme creators. Especially Agatha all along.
3. Weekend Super Bowl
The Super Bowl happened this year in February 2021, but what specifically caught the eyes of social media was the halftime performance by Weekend. Shots from that led to the generation of some super funny memes.
4. Among Us
A super intriguing game led to the creation of equally sarcastic and funny memes. In February 2021 Among Us imposter memes gained a lot of popularity. This not only entertained us but also led to a drastic increase in the popularity of this game.
5. Dancing Zemo
March started with another Marvel gift to all its fans worldwide with the release of Falcon and the winter soldier. As the show was filled with meme content, what particularly caught the eyes of the viewers was a mini dancing clip of the infamous villain turned antihero Zemo.
6. Suez canal block
By the end of March, news of a cargo ship blocking the Suez canal caught worldwide attention. This gave netizens a chance to showcase their creativity, which was much appreciated over the internet.
7. Red-flag Anakin
Who can forget the 80’s Star Wars trilogy, and the iconic character of Anakin skywalker? But in April, it again grabbed publicity, when a shot of Anakin and Padme talking was roasted as a meme, which quickly gained popularity.
8. Crying boo
The Monster Inc. memes are there on the net all the time. One of those memes which sprung up in 2021 too was the crying boo. Crying boo’s sarcastic memes add humor to everyone’s timeline and create hype for the upcoming Disney + monster Inc. web series.
9. Stop crying, it’s just a movie…
This is not one of those typical memes with sarcasm, as it triggered some emotional memories in the viewers. This viral meme led users to go down on their memory lands and created hype for certain movies again. This was used by companies like Netflix to carter some business.
Once again marvel gave netizens entertainment and content for meme creation in June with the release of its web series on the god of mischief Loki. And after this scene its became necessary to include it in our list of top 10 memes of 2021.
It is surely clear that these memes are entertaining and a great source to gain popularity. This feature leads to the widespread use of Meme marketing in 2021.
Meme marketing 2021
In most of the memes in this list, there is a very smart use of memes by the brands to promote their products especially in the case of Marvel. Let’s discuss how you as a beginner can use meme marketing for your brand in 2021.
- Relatable meme: Creating relatable memes with which most people can relate will help you create brand value. Like the Red flag Anakin and Padme meme.
- Product meme: Using your product as a meme will get the desired attention towards your product. Like Marvel’s web-series
- Moment Marketing: Creating memes that are targeted to current events and occasions. Like the Suez canal meme.
- Viral tweets: Using viral tweets as your meme template can prove to be helpful as it’s already viral. Like the ‘Stop crying it’s just a movie’ meme.
- Entertaining: At the end nobody wants to see ads mixed in their memes, that’s not what they are for, memes are a source of entertainment for everyone and yours should provide that to them.
Meme marketing is effective and cost-effective too, doesn’t require a lot of input, and can give you a good output if done right. All you need is to proceed strategically and explore your creative side too.
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