Kittens & Bacon: The Most Viral Infographic Ever



Posted: July 10, 2013 | Infographic, Modern Marketing

If the internet had a mascot, you can bet it would be a kitten dressed in a bacon costume. Mysterious, majestic creations, cats and bacon have totally taken the Internet by storm. But why are they so popular, and how can we leverage their popularity for personal gain, or better yet, total world domination?

The infographic below is a fun visual representation of the insane popularity around cuteness and deliciousness. See how these stats below can be leveraged as a sort of “catnip” for your own marketing campaigns, giving them a savory shot of personality for extra social media lift and virality.


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  • lindasouza

    You have succeeded in bringing two of my favorite things together…and of course I shared.

  • briancarter

    I love you guys :-) This wins the universe. But… what about dogs?

  • Oliver Scott

    Cats and bacon are famous because they deliver as materials for humor. Different people create image macros and memes that shape the internet gene pool. We can incorporate them as comic relief in social media marketing. Nothing can surpass the power of comedy.

  • adhelper – cheri carroll

    What a kick! The state fair in California has more bacon-wrapped items than anywhere else in the world, and they all get huge publicity. If I had a cat, I’d feature it in my blog for sure, and I have been known to put in a cat photo from friends every now and then…

  • Devan Perine

    This is amazing. lol Why is that people are so captivated by cats and bacon? So, so weird. Though I tell people, if you want to boost your Klout score, post pictures of babies, cats or move to a city and post pictures of it. Instant success.

Jason Miller is Senior Manager of Content Marketing at LinkedIn. Previously, Jason was Senior Manager of Social Media at Marketo and focused on optimizing social for lead generation and driving revenue. He is a regular contributor to leading marketing blogs such as Social Media Examiner, Social Media Today, and Marketing Profs.

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