NBC announces Office promo winners!

NBC and YouTube have announced the winners of “The Office Create Your Own Promo” contest:

The three grand-prize winners (whose names and hometowns will also appear on NBC and nbc.com) and their videos are:

1) Rubberband Ball — Elliot Diviney, Plymouth, MN
2) Sing Along — Chris Mundell, Santa Barbara, CA
3) Playing at Work — Tony Alfieri, Los Angeles, CA

The seven finalists (and their videos) who finished just behind the three grand-prize winners are:

The Office Bobble Heads — Matthew Edward Everton, Pembroke Pines, FL
Dark Dragon — Mark A. Vincze II, West Springfield, MA
You Reap What You Throw — Bradley Fuller Herbert, Lewisville, TX
Clay to Win — Nicholas David Clements, Midland, MI
The Logo — Peter Karski, United States Air Force Academy, CO
The Office in Harmony — Aharon Wasserman, Bridgeton, NJ
The Switch — Paul Cummings, Medford, MA

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and a special shout-out to the creators of “Rubberband Ball,” “Playing at Work,” “You Reap What You Throw,” and “The Office in Harmony,” all OT favorites!


  1. Cool – several of these were either Jennie’s picks or picks from OT readers in the comments section. Good eye! I think the rubberband ball is great. I also enjoyed the Sing-A-Long, but I have to say, I think I enjoyed the other singalong, Office Harmony, better. Is “Playing at the Office” the one where the two guys are in their office playing the theme song and then the boss comes in and they pretend to be working? If so, I thought that one was funny, too.

    Sadly, the barbie doll woman didn’t make it. Haha.

  2. I thought the one where the guy said he was in love with Phil was hilarious. Bummer. Congrats to all the winners though.

  3. I think Bobbleheads and Toss were the best of those posted here. And Lauren, I agree that “I love Phil” was great.

  4. I am so excited that “Playing at the office” won! That’s got to be one of my favorites! Great job to everyone who made a vid though.

  5. Brian, I think I watched the I love Phil video at least twenty times.

    Did anyone else notice that they chose a lot of similar videos? The majority have to do with the theme song or throwing things.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I especially thought Playing at the Office was great.

  6. I’m glad that the rubberball won. It was great. Personally, I think it’s a lot better than the other grand prize and follow up winners.

  7. Here’s the link for the “Supplies Animation” promo video. It’s the one I mentioned in the OT favorites thread. :) They’re all fun, thanks for the links.

  8. I’m stumped on the last two. The only claymation entry I could find was this one (I don’t get the impression it’s the finalist one though):
    It’s Better With People

    It’s at least fun to go through the entries, it’s like a scavenger hunt. :)

  9. Haha, I just watched “Playing at the Office” again and it just cracks me up everytime, the way the dude with the guitar is fake typing and clicking. Haha. Just a random comment…

  10. Honestly, I’m shocked. I can’t believe some of these actually made it to the finals over other ones. And several are different versions of the same thing: two are just people singing the theme song and two are throwing things over the cubicle wall. Furthermore, of those duplicates, “The Office in Harmony” was better than “Sing Along,” and “You Reap What You Throw” was a thousand times funnier than “Rubberband Ball.”

    And I still can’t figure out for the life of me why “The Switch,” “Dark Dragon,” and “The Logo” were finalists. Out of all 400+ promos I watched on YouTube, these were no where near the “best” in any regards stipulated in the “Official Rules.”

    Which begs the question: was this really a competitive contest or was NBC just making stuff up as they went along.

    Although, “Playing at Work” was hilarious and a great promo for the show. It most certainly deserves its title in every regard.

  11. Judging by the spotty quality of the webisodes, I think NBC totally wings it with any Web crossover. They know it works (see iTunes) but it’s like they don’t know why or how to duplicate it when it does.

    It was cool watching the promo after tonight’s ep, though.

  12. For Pete’s Sake, can’t FedEx Kinko’s come up with a new commercial? We’ve all probably waded through that one 5,000 times now to watch The Office video clips. Can’t they just dig up Steve Carell’s FedEx ads and paste a “Kinko’s” on them? :)

    Voting choice disagreements aside, the contest seems to have been a great success. If nothing else, it seems to prove YouTube and The Office were made to go together. :)

  13. I just watched “Clay to Win.” It must take forever to do that! Don’t someone tell me it’s computer generated.

    It was so so cute.

    But my favorite still won — “Playing at the Office.”

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