What is Virool?

Virool is a programmatic video distribution company that powers video messages for the biggest brands and their agencies. We place amazing video content (also known as advertainment) in front of the right audience, at the right time, and help ignite a conversation across the social web.

Who can participate in a ZERO-G Experience®

Great question! Please see details here. Learn more about the ZERO-G Experience® by Zero Gravity Corporation.

When is the winner announced?

Submissions close on August 3rd, 2015. We will be announcing the winner at Advertising Week New York City (September 28th, 2015)

Who can enter?

You know who you are! From the media planner to the media buyer to the creative producer, you busted your chops to deliver an amazing piece of advertainment. No matter how you helped with the video campaign, you are qualified to enter the contest.

If I win who gets to go?

We want to reward everyone that was involved with the video’s success, up to 12 people. The winning team will get to also experience zero gravity with our expert panel of judges! Should the winning team have more than 12 people, we will work with the winner to decide who gets to experience zero gravity.

How many videos can I submit to the Race to ZeroGravity?

We welcome an unlimited number of submissions, so keep them coming! We encourage you to submit your videos after every new campaign launches. We are only accepting videos that launched in 2014 or 2015.

How do I win?

First, submit your video! We encourage you to spread the word about the contest using our #ZeroGravity. Top 5 finalists will be notified in September and the winner will chosen by a panel of expert judges.

What is the minimum view count that can be entered?

We require at least 10K view count in order to qualify for the Race to Zero Gravity.

Can I still enter if my video has already been submitted?

Yes, absolutely. We welcome the same submission from multiple agencies and brands. Should that video win the Race to ZeroGravity, we will award both teams with the trip (maximum of 12 people).

Can I enter the Race to ZeroGravity if I am not located in the United States?

Absolutely! We welcome submissions from around the globe. Should you win, we will accommodate your team.

Can I have my submission removed?

We would hate to see you go but should you need to have your submission removed, please email us at space at virool dot com and someone will take care of your request.

Troy Carter

Talent Manager, Entrepreneur & Investor

A 20-year seasoned veteran in entertainment, Troy Carter is a pioneer for entrepreneurs, investors and managers. Founding Atom Factory in 2010, the Los Angeles company has roots in music, media and technology, employing a staff of 30 individuals. Troy feeds his passion for culture and technology through his $50MM Cross Culture fund with 70+ investments in early stage startups – including Spotify, DropBox, Uber, Warby Parker, and Lyft. In 2015, Troy launched, a digital platform to inspire Millennials, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts by amplifying the art of hustle. Through Atom Factory, Troy currently manages the careers of artists including John Legend, Miguel, and Meghan Trainor, to name a few.

Casey Niestat

American film director and YouTube star

Casey Neistat is a New York-based filmmaker. He is the writer, director, editor, and star of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO and won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards for producing the film Daddy Long Legs. His main body of work consists of dozens of short films he has released exclusively on the Internet, including regular contributions to the New York Times critically acclaimed Op-Doc series. His online films have been viewed more than 180,000,000 times in the last 3 years.


Platinum-Selling Hip Hop Artist

Howard Bailey, Jr., better known by his stage name, Chingy, is a multi-platinum selling artist/actor that has released four studio albums and several top-selling singles. Kicking off his career in 2003 with the massive hit "Right Thurr," St. Louis rapper Chingy has produced two platinum-selling albums including Jackpot, which sold three million copies and Powerballin' featuring the singles "Balla Baby" and "Don't Worry." Chingy was discovered by Ludacris while touring with Nelly, who eventually signed him to his newly formed Disturbing tha Peace (DTP) record label. His 2006 release Hoodstar spawned the hit singles "Pullin' Me Back" and "Dem Jeans." and his 2007 release of the album Hate It or Love It that led to a lead single "Fly Like Me", featuring Amerie. Chingy explored his acting career from 2005-2010 with several TV and film appearances including VH1 reality show, “Couples Therapy”. In 2013, Chingy split off to become an independent businessman with his own label title, FullDekk Music Group, and released the mixtape "FullDekk Fulloisphy". He has two new singles on iTunes "Falling” and "Damn Girl" and is currently touring around the United States.

Ricky Van Veen

Co-Founder of CollegeHumor, Vimeo and BustedTees

Ricky Van Veen is the co-founder of leading comedy brand CollegeHumor and the video sharing site Vimeo. He has helped grow CollegeHumor into the largest comedy property on the web and the most viewed comedy channel on YouTube. Ricky is currently at IAC, overseeing the TV, film, and digital efforts of CollegeHumor as well as other productions such as Chopped on the Food Network.

Mari Kim Novak

Chief Marketing Officer of Rubicon Project

Mari Kim is the CMO of Rubicon Project, a global advertising technology firm that is leading the automation of advertising. As CMO, Mari Kim continues to drive the adoption of a unified platform for advertising across all screens, devices and formats. For over 17 years, Mari Kim has worked for many participants in the advertiser and buyer community, including 9 years at Microsoft as its Global Head of Marketing for Microsoft Advertising based in NYC, making her an advertising industry and internet veteran.

Jack Myers

Chairman and Media Ecologist at MyersBizNet

Jack is a cultural, economic and technology visionary, award-winning documentary film producer and author. As Chairman and Media Ecologist at MyersBizNet, Jack provides exclusive market intelligence, economic data and strategic insights for business decision-making. Jack is the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, won the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival, and has been nominated for both an Academy and Emmy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He has been presented a World Music Award and co-produced the GE Focus Forward Films documentary series with Morgan Spurlock’s cinelan group, in which he is a partner.


At Virool, we know that digital video is pushing the limits of creative advertising. We are on the hunt for insanely passionate, innovative teams to show us why they deserve to fly like an astronaut.

You and your entire video marketing team will experience weightlessness on the same aircraft that NASA uses.

At 35,000 feet above the ground, you’ll float, flip, soar and even EAT as if you were in outer space.

It’s easy. Just submit any video advertisements you have worked on in 2014 or 2015 and your entire team will be entered for a shot at winning a ZERO-G Experience ® by Zero Gravity Corporation.


You know who you are. You are the risk-takers, reinventing the video advertising experience.

You explore beyond the 15 and 30 seconds, and you know that true engagement goes beyond the view.

It’s easy. Just submit any video advertisements you have worked on in 2014 or 2015 and your entire team will be entered for a shot at winning a ZERO-G Experience ® by Zero Gravity Corporation.
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