From Christian Grey to Carly Rae, Virgin Mobile's top picks for 2012 and
predictions for 2013 are in!
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The year just isn't complete without
round-ups of the best moments and predictions on what will be turning
heads and making our thumbs text furiously in the New Year.
"We wanted to put our own Virgin Mobile stamp on Canada's hot moments to
remember from 2012. This year will go down in the history books for
many reasons," says Andrew Bridge, managing director, Virgin Mobile
Canada. "It was tough to choose because there were so many influences
driving the trends this year - the influx of Christian Grey, random
fashion statements and political battles - but we've narrowed it down
to five top moments for 2012 and also had some predictions for 2013."
Top five Canadian moments of 2012
Canadian Idol contestant turned superstar Carly Rae Jepsen and her song
"Call Me Maybe" becomes the viral video of 2012 with everyone making
their own renditions. Who knew giving out your phone number to a random
could be so relatable?
President Obama's 'Four more years' tweet and picture of him embracing
his wife was the most re-tweeted picture of all time. Perhaps Stephen
Harper can beat him out with this year's family holiday card?!
Bedrooms became a bit steamier as over 750,000 Canadians flocked to
bookstores to pick up their own copy of "50 Shades of Grey". We still
don't believe that Anastasia never had a cell phone before meeting
Christian Grey. But, we suspect that he gave her a Virgin Mobile phone
The Toronto men behind Sh!t Girls Say capitalized on the beauty that is
female humour and became a Twitter and book sensation. "I just painted
my nails. Can you make a call for me?"
Everyone knows Canadians love their Facebook, but they also love their
Instagram pics too! Selfies blew-up on smartphones and everyone became
a professional photographer.
Top five for what's to come in 2013
Sure, 2012 was a big year, but the experts at Virgin Mobile took a shot
at predicting a some highlights for the year to come. Head's up though
- Virgin Mobile cannot be held responsible if any of these predictions
The IKEA monkey runs for Liberal leadership and offers free bananas and
shearling coats for every voter!
With some time on his hands during the NHL lockout, Sidney Crosby
creates the Canadian version of Gangnam style and has the world doing
Ryan Gosling saves a baby from drowning and rescues a cat stuck in a
tree increasing his chances of finally gracing the cover of People as
the World's Sexiest Man.
While owls were the posh animal of 2012, appearing in everything from
fashion to home décor, the beaver sets trends in 2013.
The royal baby's (legit) Twitter account gets 2 million followers within
the first week. That's pretty impressive considering the baby can't
even curtsey yet.
Did we miss your favourite Canadian pop culture moment of 2012 or have a
2013 prediction to share? Let us know what you think on Virgin Mobile
Canada's Facebook and Twitter.
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SOURCE: Virgin Mobile Canada
For further information:
Cortney Anderson, Hill+Knowlton
Erica Faltous, Virgin Mobile Canada