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.
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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 :-)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.