July 07, 2011
Google launched its social network Google+ by putting it behind a giant velvet rope, but that didn't stop millions from watching the video ads.
June 29, 2011
Microsoft garnered 750,000 views, paid and unpaid, for a campaign in which Master Chief from "Halo" helped advertise the company's offer to college students: Buy a qualifying PC and we'll throw in an Xbox free. Top that, Apple.
June 23, 2011
A couple new entries on the chart that you would expect (BMW, T-Mobile) and one that you wouldn't: Tiny Prints, with a touching spot tied to Father's Day that delivered more than 3 million views in a week.
June 17, 2011
Ever text in a movie theater? Hate it when others do? Then you're going to understand why this ad for Alamo Drafhouse in Austin went viral, arriving at No. 5 on our Viral Video Chart last week.
June 09, 2011
Ubiquitous pop sensation Justin Bieber may command legions of tween girls, but that didn't stop the uncanny spot for his new fragrance from free-falling almost completely off the viral video chart this week, according to Visible Measures.
June 02, 2011
Celebrity alone wasn't enough for Justin Bieber's new fragrance, Someday.
May 26, 2011
Baseball cap-and-apparel maker New Era has enlisted Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski to play themselves for a series of videos making light of the New York-Boston sports rivalry.
May 19, 2011
Microsoft dumped agency JWT, but that's not stopping it from pushing some of the shop's work for Bing.
May 12, 2011
The search giant (which happens to own YouTube) is unorthodox, but it is also one of the savviest consumer marketers in tech.
May 05, 2011
T-Mobile is joined by a video series directed by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld who enlisted actress Rachel Bilson for the Magnum ice cream brand.
April 28, 2011
T-Mobile's 70 videos (including copies, responses and spoofs) have now earned more than 14 million views, according to data from Visible Measures.
April 21, 2011
Now that online video is all grown up, big-budget brands and their agencies tend to dominate the Viral Chart. But they don't own it, not by a long shot.
April 14, 2011
Kraft lands on the Viral Chart with a less-funny version of Old Spice's "Responses" campaign.
April 12, 2011
New Zealand Airlines, no stranger to the Viral Video Chart, scored second place with "Mile High Madness," following "Nothing to Hide," which made several appearances on the chart in 2009.
April 07, 2011
At Wednesday night's second annual Ad Age Viral Video Awards, brands ranging from Nike to Old Spice to Tipp-Ex were honored for being viewed as well as being social. Blendtec's "Will It Blend?" campaign alone had over 263,000 comments. Here's who won and why.
March 31, 2011
A cheeky new minute-long spot promoting last Saturday's worldwide "Earth Hour 2011" made a surprise appearance on the Viral Video Chart at No. 8. The spot, produced for the World Wildlife Fund, was one of two surprises this week from Leo Burnett.
March 24, 2011
Corning's "Day Made Of Glass," a vision of futuristic technologies made possible by the maker of bulletproof "Gorilla Glass" in iPhones and iPads, topped the Viral Video Chart.
March 17, 2011
Featuring the actress trotting out every possible gimmick, from dancing babies to double rainbows to a slow-motion shot of SmartWater dribbling down her famous chin, the clip debuts at the top of this week's Ad Age Viral Video chart.
March 10, 2011
Super Bowl buzz is history, but Volkswagen's "The Force" is hanging on, racking up more than 45 million views to date.
March 03, 2011
The lingering buzz of the Super Bowl is finally wearing off Ad Age's Viral Video Chart. Last week's leader, Volkswagen, drops to No. 3 this week, losing 51% of its audience but still gaining an impressive 1.6 million views in its third week. Doritos, Best Buy and Chrysler also fell significantly.