Viral Video Charts: Week's Top Brand-Driven Viral Ads
October 19, 2012
For those keeping track that's second only to the viral smash Kony 2012 among branded videos, which had 57 million views after four days.
October 11, 2012
Facebook won't tell us how many views, but we're getting a clue on the Viral Chart this week, where the ad landed at No. 8.
October 03, 2012
But the buzz surrounding this campaign has little to do with the ad itself. Rather, the fuss is all about how Bond is forsaking the vodka martini.
September 26, 2012
Samsung's aggressive competitive marketing pegged to the launch of iPhone 5 has helped it beat out Apple -- and dominate the Viral Video Chart since the beginning of August.
September 20, 2012
The ad features Ms. Simpson, Weight Watchers' new spokeswoman, from the neck up, as she discusses her trying to lose her post-baby weight.
September 12, 2012
Videos promoting phones and tablets tend to do well on the Viral Video Chart. But a little scandal didn't hurt viewership on Nokia's newest video promoting its yet-to-be-released Lumia 920 either.
September 06, 2012
As the web's default operating system for video, and its first social platform at scale, YouTube enabled the branded video phenomenon. Could that change?
August 29, 2012
Droga 5 used its own technology, Thunderclap, to monitor the spread of the message across social media around the globe.
August 22, 2012
A video promoting Lady Gaga's new black eau de parfum has gone viral, accumulating nearly a million views and spawning at least 20 copies.
August 15, 2012
The No. 9 video this week may confuse, bewilder or completely disturb you. It might also sell a little ice cream.
August 08, 2012
In the No. 3 spot, the "Put Zombies Back" campaign is AMC's response to the being dumped by Dish Network in July.
July 31, 2012
Why become an "official" Olympics sponsor? Nike shows, once again, that great content trumps official connection to the games.
July 25, 2012
Here's one way YouTube is getting more like TV: negative political ads.
July 18, 2012
While paid placements are part of any branded campaign, great content allows a small brand like DC Shoes to mix it up with the big boys.
July 11, 2012
Virgin Mobile tapped the younger, non-famous Mr. Pitt for a video ad campaign, "Meet Doug Pitt," which follows his daily activities, which include hanging out in his "man room."
July 05, 2012
Watch Hall & Oates use Google Docs to collaborate on 'Mangobbler,' er, 'Maneater.'
June 27, 2012
We've all wondered it at some point: Why does my burger look so different, so sad and colorless, compared with the burger that I saw in that ad?
June 20, 2012
In the past few decades, Coke and Pepsi have duked it out on TV, on social media and even outer space. Now the Cola Wars have invaded this week's Viral Video Chart.
June 14, 2012
Jameson clinched the No. 8 spot on the Viral Video Chart with a video that doesn't star its product or its legendary mascot, John Jameson, but rather Kevin Spacey as an introverted ventriloquist.
June 05, 2012
Samsung uses model Angela Bellotte and a pair of incredibly short shorts to promote its upcoming Smart TV's new motion-sensor functionality.