World Cup ads predictably dominated last month’s most shared video ads. With the biggest sporting event on the planet in full swing, it’s no surprise to see almost half of the top 20 ads of the month are football-related. Just like last month, Colombian pop princess Shakira’s collaboration with yoghurt brand Activia “La La La” leads the way.
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