NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The 186 responses that Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa recorded for fans of his beauty, intelligence and outstanding physique took just a week to eclipse the original TV ads themselves in total views, according to new numbers from Visible Measures.
Those video responses, recorded in seven-minute spurts over several days last week, have accumulated 42.3 million views so far and more than 35 million last week alone, a Viral Chart record. The TV spots have also done well on the web, but have accumulated only 34.7 million views since "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" was first posted online in February.
The responses, of course, wouldn't exist without the original TV ad, but they're extending the reach of the campaign a lot farther than the two TV ads, as well as the "Odor Blocker" ad ever could, even though those had a several-month head start.
For those keeping score, total views on the Old Spice campaign including all original spots and responses stands now at 113 million views. Here's how it breaks down:
- "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" (launched Feb 4): 22.3 million
- "Different Scents for Different Gents" (launched Feb 5): 4.2 million
- "Where Freshness Smells From" (launched March 15): 2.6 million
- "Odor Blocker" (launched March 31): 29.2 million million
- "The Return of the Man Your Man Could Smell Like" (launched June 29): 12.4 million
- "Old Spice Responses" (launched July 13): 42.3 million
Last week's top top 10 is below, including an amusing new spot from Rhett & Link for Dentyne and Blendtec's grisly test on the iPad. Also new from Blendtec -- what else? -- blending an iPhone 4.
|Last Week||Brand||Campaign||Agency||Current Week Views*||% Change in Views**||Watch the Spot|
|1||New||Old Spice||Responses||Wieden & Kennedy||35,086,540||New|
|2||1||Old Spice||The Return of The Man Your Man Could Smell Like||Wieden & Kennedy||5,582,989||+95%|
|3||2||Old Spice||Odor Blocker||Wieden & Kennedy||3,425,946||+45%|
|4||3||Old Spice||The Man Your Man Could Smell Like||Wieden & Kennedy||3,033,297||+134%|
|5||New||Dentyne||Dentyne Pure||Platinum Rye, Sharethrough||1,249,764||New|
|6||New||Blendtec||Will it Blend?||In-house||1,248,314||New|
|7||New||EMC||EMC 20% Guarantee||Sharethrough||1,077,167||New|
|8||7||Gillette||Perfect Length||Jack Morton||966,098||+45%|
|9||4||Nike||Write the Future||Wieden & Kennedy||900,443||-12%|
|10||5||Evian||Live Young||BETC Euro RSCG||840,777||-5%|
Source: Visible Measures
*The Visible Measures Top 10 Viral Video Ad Campaigns Chart focuses on brand-driven viral video ads that appear on online-video-sharing destinations. Each campaign is measured on a True Reach basis, which includes viewership of both brand-syndicated video clips and viewer-driven social video placements. The data are compiled using the Visible Measures Viral Reach Database, a constantly growing repository of analytic data on more than 100 million internet videos across more than 150 video-sharing destinations.
Note: This analysis does not include Visible Measures' paid-placement (i.e., overlays, pre-/mid-/post-roll) performance data or video views on private sites. This chart does not include movie trailers, video-game campaigns, TV show or media network promotions, or public service announcements. View-count results are incremental by week.
**Indicates percent change in views compared with the same period the week before.
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