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The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For July 2014

‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ topped the chart of the most shared global video ads of July 2014, the same month that it beat Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’ to become the most shared ad of all time. The Shakira/Activia commercial is also the most successful example of a brand capitalising on the growing trend of ‘trackvertising’.

Shakira’s and Activia's ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

Shakira’s and Activias ‘La La La’ Now Most Shared Video Ad Ever

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.

Crime Fighting Video Advertising Fraud

Crime Fighting Video Advertising Fraud

If you run a digital business today, you are also inadvertently in the crime fighting business. Video ad fraud is a real and ongoing issue in the ad tech community. YuMe CEO Jayant Kadambi offers four points that digital video ad companies should all be driving home to combat the issue.

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

Social Video Lessons Every Marketer Should Learn from the World Cup

The World Cup was arguably the biggest marketing event of all time. But which brands triumphed? What kind of content attracted the most shares? Were there any themes? And what were the sharing patterns? We take a look at some of the social video lessons that every marketer can learn from the tournament.

Celebrate Independence Day with a Video Break and a Tea Party

Celebrate Independence Day with a Video Break and a Tea Party

The 4th July celebrates independence from the Brits, and Unruly is joining in the fun by confirming the 100 most shared tea-themed videos of all time, It has also released an infographic featuring 10 famous - but hidden - internet memes in the Boston Tea Party scene. Can you find them all? Not to boast but we got all ten :-)

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For June 2014

The Top 20 Most Shared Online Video Ads For June 2014

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.

Did YouTube's Own Advertising Campaign Pay Off For the Site?

Did YouTubes Own Advertising Campaign Pay Off For the Site?

Earlier this year, YouTube ran an ad campaign to promote three of the biggest YouTube stars with ads appearing across TV, magazines, and out-of-home advertising as well as on Google-owned properties. The three partners that YouTube chose to feature for the first phase of this ad campaign were Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, and Rosanna Pansino. So, how did it work out?

56% Of Viewers Ignore Online Video Ads, 20% Will Watch Every Time

56% Of Viewers Ignore Online Video Ads, 20% Will Watch Every Time

A new report states that 56% of viewers skip video ads most of the time. More encouraging news comes in the form of 20% of respondents confirming that they are prepared to sit through video ads, and 24% of those questioned indicating that great video ad content will make them stick around until the very end.

We've Already Watched 1.2 Billion Minutes of World Cup Ads On YouTube

Weve Already Watched 1.2 Billion Minutes of World Cup Ads On YouTube

New stats from YouTube confirm that users have already watched 4x more 2014 World Cups ads than 2014 Super Bowl ads. That’s more time spent watching ads than if you watched every World Cup game in history! Ads by Activia (with the help of Shakira), Nike, and Samsung Mobile are grabbing most of the attention.

Own Goal? Fan-made Coca-Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

Own Goal? Fan made Coca Cola Videos Score Over Branded World Cup Ads

On YouTube, brand videos site side-by-side with user-generated, or fan-made videos. These independent creators may choose to make videos supportive of the brand, or they may act as detractors. Coca-Cola has a very active World Cup ad campaign running on YouTube, but one fan-made video is catching all the views. And the brand aren't responding to this particular meme.

8 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 17th June 2014

8 Best Instagram Videos of the Week: 17th June 2014

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.

Data-driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

Data driven Creativity Produces Most Successful Video Ad Campaigns

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.

Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Best Vines of the Week: 12th June 2014

Ghostbusters, National Donut Day, mischievous snacks, sofa-surfing, and impressive football skills all take center-stage for this week's round-up of the best Vines of the past seven days. Nike, ESPN, Samsung, Danio, and Sony Electronics all produced some of the best micro-videos of the week.

World Cup Ads Outperform Super Bowl Even Before Ball Is Kicked

World Cup Ads Outperform Super Bowl Even Before Ball Is Kicked

The FIFA 2014 World Cup hasn’t even started, but its ads have already outperformed this year’s Super Bowl. In fact, the top 20 most shared World Cup commercials have already attracted almost a third more shares than the top 20 Super Bowl 2014 ads – months after Super Bowl Sunday.

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

TrueView Formats, Vimeo vs. YouTube, and YouTube Email Notifications [TubeTalk #27]

On this week's ReelSEO Tubetalk podcast we discuss the type of ad formats for AdWords for Video, also known as TrueView advertising. We also tell you how you can get an email notification when a YouTube channel releases a new video, and we contemplate the pros and cons of YouTube vs Vimeo for business videos.