January 07, 2010
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- It's a new year, and it brings several new videos to the viral chart, from Carl's Jr.'s sexed up Kim Kardashian-starring salad spot to Nestle's Olympian-stunt campaign.
December 30, 2009
Viral video isn't the domain or a single industry, nor is it limited to brands with big budgets. We look at the top videos to hit the top of the chart in 2009.
December 23, 2009
Evian may be the viral campaign that will never die -- up 79% this week to pass 2 million views -- but there are five new campaigns on the chart, from Victoria's Secret, Gap, Toyota, NYC Health and Koodo.
December 17, 2009
Google dominates the viral video chart this week taking three of the top 10 spots with campaigns for Google Goggles, Google Chrome and Google's real-time search.
December 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- LG suggests people think twice, Google hopes people think Chrome and Cisco makes its third debut on the chart with a faux infomercial promoting its SIO to Go iPhone app.
December 03, 2009
Spoof and shock help two of the three newcomers onto the viral video chart this week while a third counts on playful stop-motion animation.
November 25, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Proving there's no one recipe for viral success the most-watched chart bows six new spots this week, including at No. 1 a new PSA from Heineken called "Know the Signs."
November 19, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Marketing experts warned it would happen -- and it did. Suing Verizon over its "Map for That" ad only called attention to the ad and AT&T's weakness.
November 12, 2009
The International Olympics Committee debuted in the top spot with videos of its athletes issuing unusual challenges to viewers and Weezer nabbed No. 3 with its Snuggie tie-in.
November 05, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Microbilt's "I Love Local Commercials" campaign dropped into the viral video chart this week, led by a dramatic pitch, created by YouTuber's Rhett & Link, for an Alabama-based mobile-home business.
October 29, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Microsoft launched its much-ballyhooed OS Windows 7 last week, but it was Apple's counterpunch that drew the web views.
October 22, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- A viral ad produced in Europe wasn't enough to win Volkswagen's business in the U.S., apparently. Omnicom Group's DDB was just eliminated from the VW sweepstakes in the U.S., but its digital ad from DDB Stockholm and Tribal DDB, part of the "The Fun Theory" campaign, debuted at No. 2 on Ad Age Viral Video Chart.
October 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The newest debut on the chart isn't cute or cuddly, it's not a spoof or a prank and it doesn't make you ask "How'd they do that?" But Verizon's "There's a Map for That" ad was good enough to snare the No. 6 spot this week.
October 08, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- If the ad campaigns on this week's viral video chart look familiar, they should: They've all been here before.
October 01, 2009
MoveOn.org and Microsoft notch top spots on the viral video chart this week. But mainstays such as Evian's Rollerbabies and Microsoft's Project Natal gain as well.
September 24, 2009
Antivirus software maker Norton uses one of those so-bad-they're-good videos to make the No. 4 spot in this week's Viral Video Chart.
September 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Hold on to your hat -- and maybe your stomach, too. There were no tripods involved in the filming of the wild Sony video that debuted in the ten spot, featuring a mash-up of a pickup soccer game and a bullfight.
September 10, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Microsoft is proving its staying power on the viral-video chart with two spots again this week, including the No. 2 spot with "Megawoosh" and the No. 5 spot with its Project Natal trailer.
September 03, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Five new videos hit the chart this week, and three of them are from computer makers -- can you tell it's back-to-school season? That's in addition to the two Microsoft videos, which have been mainstays of late, and two very (unintentionally?) funny infomercials.
August 27, 2009
As they have for the past several weeks, Evian with its roller-skating babies and Microsoft with its gigantic waterslide continue to battle it out for the No. 1 spot on the Viral Video Chart. But Danny MacAskill's Inspired Bicycles video and Office Max's "Penny Pranks" campaign provided new blood.