In terms of viral video advertising, how did brands fare last month, and what ads worked for them regarding engagement, sharing, and general social buzz? Will it be the last month that a 'prankvert' hits the top spot and how many Super Bowl ads will we see in February's chart?
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Carla Marshall is the Managing Editor of ReelSEO. She joined the site in 2012 as staff writer and Director of SEO and specialises in video optimisation and organic marketing. She has a background in search and social media.
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Benedict Cumberbatch helps the Count on Sesame Street, Australia shows us what a very bad idea it is to play truant from school, Instagram goes all 80's and Sir Fedora wins the internet. Watch the pick of the must-see videos of the week.
Verizon hotly denies throttling Netflix traffic, Amazon's video advertising business is set to explode and MixBit isn't shutting down, apparently. These, and other stories of the past few days, from ReelSEO.
Vine was a very popular platform with brands last week and many of them used the site to show off some fantastically creative Super Bowl content. Priceline parodied SodaStream and ESPN watched the Seahawks and Broncos mascots slug it out.
Budweiser's "Puppy Love" commercial not only won the hearts and minds of the viewers of Super Bowl 2014, it also generated the most shares across the internet - an incredible 1.31 million according to Unruly. That makes it the 6th most shared Super Bowl ad of all time.
The big beauty brands may dominate TV and the glossy magazines but they are being crushed on YouTube when it comes to views, likes, comments and engagement. In fact, only 3% of YouTube beauty views belong to the big cosmetic and beauty brands.
We know all about the Super Bowl ads that did make it to air yesterday, before, during and just after the game. But what about those ads that didn't make it through, or were only seen by a tiny audience, or were never made in the first place.....
Considering almost every brand created at least some kind of content around the Super Bowl, very few turned to Instagram video to do so. That aside, we bring you 8 of the best branded short-form videos of the week from the site from Oreo, Toyota, Cadbury and MTV.
Will.i.am and Maker Studios are teaming up on YouTube, Amazon is considering a 50% price increase for their Prime service but say that has nothing to do with increasing online video costs, and TiVo is buying content-recommendations company DigitalSmiths. Read about these and other stories of the past few days from ReelSEO.
Our fun videos of the week include another NFL bad lip reading, a trip back in time from Delta Airlines, a new trailer for the LEGO movie, a Larry David insult compilation and a very patriotic version of the National Anthem - from the Peanuts gang.