Viral marketing or viral advertising is a business strategy that uses existing social networks to promote a product mainly on various social media platforms. Its name refers to how consumers spread information about a product with other people, much in the same way that a virus spreads from one person to another. The concept is often misused or misunderstood,  as people apply it to any successful enough story without taking into account the word "viral". Viral advertising is personal and, while coming from an identified sponsor, it does not mean businesses pay for its distribution. Viral marketing may take the form of video clips , interactive Flash games, advergames , ebooks , brandable software , images , text messages , email messages, or web pages. The most commonly utilized transmission vehicles for viral messages include pass-along based, incentive based, trendy based, and undercover based.
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Nestle is one of the oldest of all multinational businesses. From its very early days, the company looked to other countries for growth opportunities, establishing its first foreign offices in London in In , Nestle moved into the chocolate business when it acquired a Swiss chocolate maker.
It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenue and other metrics, since The company has been associated with various controversies, facing criticism and boycotts over its marketing of baby formula as an alternative to breastfeeding in developing countries, its reliance on child labour in cocoa production , and its production and promotion of bottled water. In the following decades, the two competing enterprises expanded their businesses throughout Europe and the United States.