An ad for Danone’s Activia yoghurt starring Colombian pop princess Shakira has become the most shared ad of all time. The three-and-a-half minute music video – “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, released in partnership with the World Food Programme – has overtaken Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial “The Force”, which has held the number one position since February 2011.
The World Cup turned out to be the biggest marketing event of all time, and the Super Bowl is, of course, the annual Belle of the Advertising Ball. Both attracted millions in sponsorship and merchandising rights, and we present 5 key findings that brands can learn from as they launch their next tentpole marketing event.
With over 200 million active users per month, Instagram has come into its own as a social media power player. The site has been called the most effective social platform for business, so how do brands leverage it for video marketing? We bring you 7 solid tips.
Coming up with a great video ad concept is a true art form. But just as a boring or confusing commercial won’t hook a single viewer, the best video ad in the world won’t significantly drive sales if it reaches the wrong people or is distributed over the wrong channels. A successful campaign needs the best of both worlds: effective use of data mixed with inspired creative elements.
In this week’s Creator’s Tip, we give you 5 reasons why Vimeo might actually be a better solution for your video strategy. Most people just assume that YouTube is the best tool, but that’s not always the case. It really comes down to what is important to you, and what you are trying to accomplish.
Just where is the line between music video and full-blown ad? If last month’s most shared video ads are anything to go by, it’s a question we are going to be asking more and more this year. Strutting its stuff in the number one spot is a video that could equally be argued as either – “La La La Brazil 2014”, from Danone and Shakira.
YouTube has released their Ads Leaderboard for April 2014, and for the first time we are seeing branded ads, made in collaboration with YouTube creators, receive a significant number of views. Has the penny finally dropped in relation to what actually works for a YouTube audience?
Nike, Google, Adidas, Evian, FIFA and Cornetto all made the list of brands whose video ads were the most shared across Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere in April 2014. But it’s an ad that acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that mothers make that hits the top spot for last month.
Advertisers who use celebrities to drive shares of their videos are wasting their marketing budgets, according to a new report published today by Unruly. The report found very few viewers cited the famous faces on display on this years Super Bowl ads as a key reason why they would share those ads with their social networks.
Today, brands have access to more YouTube data than they can shake a stick at. The video ad campaign is the new focus group, and it may be time to change the way ads are created and distributed so that viewers actually engage more.