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.
For the longest time, Facebook has been one of the go-to social media networks for brands to grow, and connect with, an audience who are receptive to their products or services. But, over the past few months, the organic reach that brands and other Facebook Page owners have has steadily declined to single figures. So how are brands faring on YouTube?
This month’s top 20 most shared video ad chart is dominated by ads which celebrate all things heroic – from the unsung superstars from our everyday lives to the modern day idols which dominate popular culture. Standing proudly at the front is an ad which celebrates the people who do the hardest job in the world.
The broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks’ victory over the Denver Broncos drew in 111.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV event in U.S. history. But, a disappointing performance by the ads that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl saw shares of branded videos drop by almost 25% last quarter.
When the British Red Cross wanted to reach as many teenagers as possible to teach them the benefits of learning first aid, they knew they had to create a campaign that would engage them from the start. So it reached out to some top UK YouTube creators to help. The results were very encouraging.
In the battle for attention, YouTube is winning. Even traditional media companies are investing big, with the goal being to have a more direct line into the lives of younger audiences. Brands are figuring out how to leverage YouTube as well. A big part of that has been in brand integration deals
The best Vines of the last 7 days include Dunkin Donuts doing just that, Oreo treating us to a yummy coffee recipe, Samsung celebrating the start of spring, Meow Mix offering a solution to that age old cat-on-keyboard problem, and Nokia capturing a skateboarding blue box with its snazzy camera.
The best Vines of the last 7 days include Taco Bell and the debut of its hugely-anticipated WaffleTaco, Samsung with its St Patrick’s Day inspired game, Meow Mix with its take on Kickstarter for cats, and 3D printers and the hope they are bringing to children caught up in the war in Sudan.
As it’s the 17th of March, and we’re all a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, let’s raise a glass of Guinness and watch ten of their very best social videos. The ten we’ve chosen have a remarkable knack for telling stirring tales of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity, and effort.
As the Winter Olympics end, we check out the brands who released video ads during the Sochi Games, and confirm which advertisers are currently at the top of the podium and which are falling flat on their faces on the ice. From official sponsors to brands just looking to hijack one of the biggest sporting events in the calendar.