Ad Age’s weekly chart lists the top 10 viral videos for the week of November 16. Six new videos have popped on the chart, and they run the gamut from me too to wish I’d thought of that .
Heineken s Know the Signs (a.k.a. spot the drunk) campaign manages to break in at number one, garnering nearly 1.2 million views for a staged user video of a pole-dancing drunk literally bringing down a wedding. With that description, the[a]listdaily is likely helping that number climb. Prepare to be underwhelmed. Microsoft manages a couple videos in the top ten. The Natal video is still hanging on at number ten, having generated enough views to populate a metropolis after 20+ weeks on the chart. The company’s second entry is a new video that completely mimics T-Mobile’s crowd dancing virals, with Microsoft’s version featuring a breakout line dancing session at one of its new retail stores. It’s at number five with more than 560,000 views.
The two standouts for the week are Tillman the skating dog’s tie-in with Activision’s Tony Hawk Ride and Samsung’s viral campaign promoting its 2010 Winter Olympics sponsorship. The Tillman video is at number four with more than 780,000 views. It has its own entry in today’s newsletter. Samsung’s video is the second staged user video in its Olympics campaign showing outlandish feats in winter sports. The one that makes this chart shows perhaps the best use ever of a Curling puck, drawing nearly 550,000 views to make number six on the chart. The other new entries include a more geeky than cheeky spot for Cisco’s spam guarding servers, and Toshiba’s TV spot where it actually launched an armchair into space.
Ad Age’s chart includes number of views for the week and percentage change in views for videos that stayed on the chart. The list is compiled by Visible Measures.