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On October 14, 2012 daredevil Felix Baumgartner stood in the doorway of a little pod floating 128,000-feet above the earth. As he stepped up to plummet downward at 800-miles per hour, with more than 8 million people watching the livestream on YouTube alone, it should come as no surprise that some of the cameras capturing the moment were GoPros.

The spot simply shows the moment Baumgartner says, “The whole world is watching. I’m coming home now,” and leaps. The commercial is joined by an online-only eight-minute version.

"For most brands, a risky marketing move consists of not testing the copy on that new ad, or using a new media channel despite the lack of rock solid metrics.

Red Bull’s idea of risk is that one of its sponsored athlete’s bodily fluids will turn into gas as he plummets 24 miles from space at 800+ miles per hour while his parents, girlfriend and the rest of the world watch, live.

With the Red Bull Stratos Project, the energy drink brand-turned-media company brought extreme sports spectacle to new heights and redefined the idea of content marketing, PR stunt and brand utility.”