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17 October 2014

Viral Ad of the Week: BBC Music – God Only Knows

Want to know the secret to viral video success? Well if we look at the latest sharing figures from across the social web, all it takes is a great soundtrack, some theatrical backgrounds and a few famous faces thrown in there too; in other words the BBC’s latest ad promoting BBC Music, created by ad agency Karmarama.

Thanks to Unruly’s Viral Video Chart, we can see that the most shared ad globally from across the social web in the last 7 days was ‘God Only Knows – BBC Music’ with 201,161 shares. Its closest competitor was ‘Danny Macaskill: The Ridge’ with 148,667 and ‘Chanel No5: The One That I Want – The Film’ with 94,778 shares in the last seven days.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, not only where have you been, but here it is again:

14 October 2014

What happens in a YouTube minute? [infographic]

We recently looked at what happens during one minute on Facebook and Twitter, but what about YouTube? Well, did you know that over 100 hours’ worth of video is uploaded in 60 seconds and more than 2.7 million videos viewed. Wow!

Thanks to YouTubeDownload, check out the infographic below to find out what else happens in one minute, including just how much money the most popular YouTube channels make.

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06 October 2014

On the Social-Mobile web, we’re all one percenters

New tools are shifting the balance of power and democratizing high-quality content.

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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C. Clarke

The One Percent Rule of Internet culture goes something like this: 1% of users in any given community actively create new content, while the other 99% only view it. But on the new social-mobile Web, everyone is a creator.

The early wave of standalone social apps focused on unpacking core features (Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn Connected, etc), but are essentially the same user experience, albeit in more robust, dedicated mini-platforms. Now, as mobile interfaces and software become increasingly more sophisticated and user-friendly, everyday users are creating polished content rather than merely consuming it.

Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is a perfect example of this burgeoning trend, placing prosumer digital tools in the hands of anyone with a smartphone. “What was once only possible with a Steadicam or a $15,000 tracking rig is now possible on your iPhone, for free.”

“The neat thing is how quickly an amateur can produce cool things with the app,“ wrote . “For people who like to be creative — or just shoot lots of smartphone videos — Hyperlapse is a fun and free new outlet.”

What used to take a bunch of expensive equipment, lots of time, and years of expertise is now distilled into a point, a click, and few taps of a small screen.

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12 September 2014

Check out Nissan’s super-quick reaction to Royal Baby news

Let’s be honest, we all got a little bit excited when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (more affectionately known as Wills and Kate) announced the arrival of Royal Baby number one [including all these guys]. So when it was announced earlier this week that baby two was on the way, we couldn’t help but smile with glee. And it seems we weren’t the only ones…

Nissan responded like lightning fire to the news, creating an ad just seven minutes after the announcement was made – pretty impressive, eh?

Nissan

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29 August 2014

Activia knocks VW off top spot for most shared ad of all time

We couldn’t see it coming, but it has happened… Yoghurt brand Activia’s Brazilian-themed ‘Trackvert’ has overtaken that Super Bowl ad from Volkswagen ‘The Force’ to claim the crown of most shared ad of all time.

The figures, from social video marketing platform Unruly, show that Activia’s music video ad, released in partnership with the World Food Programme and featuring Colombian pop starlet Shakira, overtook Volkswagen’s ‘The Force’, which had held the number one spot since February 2011, with a whopping 5,498,593 shares versus VW’s reigning 5,272,500 (at time of writing).

The Activia ad has also been viewed on YouTube a staggering 315,439,228 times!

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11 August 2014

Pretargeted ads: Your new BFF?

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“Shwing!” - Wayne and Garth, Wayne’s World

Anyone who's ever bought something online - only to have the same item you just bought stalk you around the Web like an evil twin for weeks - knows what retargeted ads look like. Yes, they work, and they work pretty well. Three out of four consumers notice retargeted ads. And even though 37 percent of consumers say they are put off by retargeted ads and 47 percent say they ignore them, retargeting leads to high conversion rates with lower costs per click, according to an extensive survey conducted by Marketing Land late last year.

The trouble is, retargeting is based on the past. Or as Tom Goodwin in AdAgeput it: "There is no time in my life I am less likely to buy some white pants, a toaster or a flight to Los Angeles than after I've just bought these items, yet that's precisely the time I see ads for these products or services."

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06 August 2014

RTB Explained (in one handy infographic)

Real-time bidding (RTB) is one of those ‘relatively’ new buzzwords in the world of online advertising. But some of us still struggle to get our heads around what exactly it is and how it works. We’ve been scouring the web to see if we can find a simple visual explanation to tell you everything you need to know about RTB in one place. And I think we’ve found it!

All it takes is a few handy diagrams, a few weird looking cartoon characters and here you go - everything you need to know about real-time bidding:

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25 July 2014

Content Marketing: The rules for playing the game

Content marketing is one of the industry’s hottest topics right now. There’s no doubt that content powers online marketing success. Good content has for years been the cornerstone of the internet and it’s clear that the most successful portals are those that produce good content.

For those who haven’t already got content marketing sussed out, how exactly does it work and why do we need it? Is there a road map that we can all follow? Well, according to an infographic from Fisher Vista and Social Ears, they have the answers. Just think of it like a board game… 

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