NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- While Ad Age's Ken Wheaton lamented the multitude of sex-fueled fast-food campaigns last week, apparently the broader viral-video-watching audience is not sick of the schtick. Carl's Jr. snuck onto the Viral Video Chart this week in the No. 10 spot with its video of "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge eating a Teriyaki burger in a gold lame bikini. Carl's Jr. is still on the chart (for the fourth week in a row) for a different campaign: Its "How to Eat a Portobello Mushroom Burger" video, which enlisted a number of YouTube stars, is in the No. 6 spot.
Also new this week is a campaign promoting Mtn Dew's new Game Fuel "World of Warcraft"-themed sodas. Couldn't see that one coming, now, could you?
|Last Week||Brand||Campaign||Agency||Current Week Views*||% Change in Views**||Watch the Spot|
|1||1||Nike Basketball||Most Valuable Puppets||Wieden & Kennedy||859,205||-63%|
|2||2||Microsoft Xbox||Project Natal||World Famous||473,623||-50%|
|3||8||Alton Towers/Ultimo||Test Drive Bras||In-house||460,840||+23%|
|4||3||DC Shoes||Ken Block's Gymkhana Two Project||Mad Media||387,763||-38%|
|5||10||T-Mobile||T-Mobile Dance||Saatchi & Saatchi, MediaCom||325,981||+41%|
|6||5||Carl's Jr.||How to Eat a Burger (Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger)||Initiative, Mendelsohn Zien||299,926||-52%|
|7||NEW||Mtn Dew||Choose Your Side||BBDO||296,191||NEW|
|9||7||NBA||Where Amazing Happens||Goodby, Silverstein & Partners||201,406||-37%|
|10||NEW||Carl's Jr.||Teriyaki Burger||Initiative, Mendelsohn Zien||182,518||NEW|
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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