YouTube's Fake Ad Beats Pepsi's New Beyonce Campaign On Viral Chart
Tired of April Fool's pranks in the guise of fake ads? Well, you're alone on that one because the internet still loves them if this week's Viral Chart is any indication.
Google had an amazing six ads on the Viral Chart this week, three real and three April Fool's pranks. The top ad, the one where YouTube chief Salar Kamangar announces YouTube will finally announce a final winning video -- and then shut down -- won 11.7 million views last week, a pretty amazing haul that topped Pepsi's first ad with "brand ambassador" Beyonce Knowles-Carter.
Google's other pranks hitting the chart included "Google Nose" and "Gmail Blue." But Google also had some real ads on the chart, including its ongoing "Chrome: For Everyone" campaign, part of its push to gain market share for its browser, a spot for the Nexus 10, and its year-end promo for YouTube, "Rewind YouTube Style."
But Google wasn't the only one having fun last week. Oakley unveiled golf pro Bubba Watson's new mode of transit on the links (a hovercraft) and Scope unveiled bacon mouthwash, for "breath that sizzles."