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.
We are in the thick of the World Cup, and many brands have been creating Vine content around the tournament. Sick of football? No problem, just try watching it via the medium of Lego, or wallow in nostalgia as Buzzfeed takes you on a journey through World Cup history. Watch these, and other great branded Vines of the past week.
Cornetto tempts us with its ice cream products for the coming hot summer, Monster Energy creates a brand new flavor just for Valentino Rossi, Samsung announces the new TabS, we get a history lesson about the U.S. soccer team jersey, and Lego goes crossword mad. These, and other, best Instagram videos of the week.
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.
With around 10 weeks to go until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pepsi has begun the first challenge on official sponsor Coca Cola, with a new interactive video ad that puts the viewer in control. The ad doesn’t mention the World Cup though, because Pepsi isn’t an official sponsor.
Live video viewing per play is outstripping VOD by an extremely large margin across most screens. The question is what are people watching for that long that is live and where are they getting it? Or is the question, are you already monetizing live streaming or placing your ads against live streaming content? Because if not, you may want to look into it when you see these engagement numbers from Ooyala.
Rio 2014 is only 10 months away and it might just be the biggest social media event yet. Unruly have launched a brand new tool that helps brands and advertisers predict how many shares their videos are likely to attract in Brazil – social media capital of the universe – before they are even launched.
A look at football, the English way, and football the American way….and how videos kicking off their new seasons are trying to appeal to audiences. The two videos in question: An American Coach in London with Jason Sudeikis and Football on Your Phone with the Mannings.
Americans, Canadians, South Africans and Australians call it soccer, Spaniards and Latin Americans call it fútbol, but the rest of the world calls it football. But, whatever it’s called, the game is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the …