Hostelworld's celebrity campaign out of Lucky Generals continues to make you look: Its latest online ad, juxtaposing Mariah Carey with accomodations she would never ordinarily choose, generated not only plenty of press but nearly 3.9 million views in the week through Sunday. Previous Hostelworld ads starred Charlie Sheen and 50 Cent.
As always, the figures in our Viral Video Chart includes both organic views, representing interested and willing audiences, and paid views in the form of online ad placements.
Ad Age's Viral Video Chart, powered by AcuityAds, focuses on brand-driven social video ad campaigns. Each campaign is measured by True Reach, a proprietary metric that includes views from brand-driven and audience-driven social video clips. The data are compiled using the patented AcuityAds platform, a constantly growing repository of analytic data on hundreds of millions of videos tracked across hundreds of online video destinations.
Note: This analysis includes all publicly available video views on branded video content. This chart does not include movie trailers, video game campaigns, TV show, or television network promotions. View counts are incremental by week.
**Indicates percent change in views compared with the same period the week before.
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