NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- This week's No. 1 spot belongs to XBox's Project Natal video, whose 1,090% growth over last week is a record for the chart.
What drove the increased views? First of all, the body- and facial-recognition technology, which lets you control a video game without a controller, is pretty compelling -- so it's not surprising the demo has been worth its share of pass-along. But Project Natal also got an enthusiastic endorsement from Jimmy Fallon when he featured it on his show June 10. Mr. Fallon, "The Office's" John Krasinski and "True Blood's" Stephen Moyer played "Ricochet" and "Burnout Paradise."
Meanwhile, the "Beer and Porn" video from Bud Light made its debut in the No. 6 spot. The video has been out since February but for some reason took off last week. Visible Measures, which tracks the video traffic for the chart, did a little investigating. Wrote Matt Cutler, VP-marketing and analytics: "We do not believe this ad ever saw TV air time and seems to have been quietly leaked back in February on the web. Subsequent copies were uploaded intermittently ever since, but the campaign appears to have taken off at the end of May when it was covered by Time magazine."
More evidence that offline mentions can drive online views?
|Last Week||Brand||Campaign||Agency||Current Week Views*||% Change in Views**||Watch the Spot|
|1||9||Microsoft Xbox||Project Natal||World Famous||2,478,490||+1090%|
|2||1||Carl's Jr||How to Eat a Burger (Portobello Mushroom Six Dollar Burger)||Initiative, Mendelsohn Zien||1,663,988||-50%|
|3||2||Nike Basketball||Most Valuable Puppets||Wieden & Kennedy||1,598,328||-42%|
|4||3||NBA||Where Amazing Happens||Goodby, Silverstein & Partners||504,335||-43%|
|6||NEW||Bud Light||Beer & Porn||DDB||312,997||NEW|
|7||8||T-Mobile||T-Mobile Dance||Saatchi & Saatchi, MediaCom||246,624||+11%|
|8||6||Vodafone||Make the Most of Now||Ogilvy & Mather||243,528||-26%|
|9||10||Dos Equis||The Most Interesting Man in the World||Euro RSCG||228,118||+22%|
|10||4||Gillette||Shaving Tips From Gillette||BBDO, Proximity Canada||192,500||-63%|
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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