Super Bowl Advertisement Rankings

I haven’t concluded my super bowl ad recap yet, but as usual… rankings are coming in from all over.

Animal Ads Resonate with Viewers
The overall number one ad with viewers (overall score of about 72.3) was “Saluting Beaver” from Bridgestone, featuring a motorist who is able to avoid hitting a beaver and then plunging into a river thanks to tire traction (and a little rodent-supplied assistance). “Saluting Beaver” scored first in both emotion ranking (evoking most possible positive and least possible negative emotions) and water cooler ranking (likelihood of participants discussing the ad at the water cooler the next day), and third in interest ranking (how well it held the interest of viewers).

Meanwhile, the self-explanatory “Dog Party” ad from Bud Light, which came in third overall, ranked first in viewer interest.

Automotive Ads Take Three Top 10 Spots
Three of the top 10 ads, including the number one ad, were for autos or automotive products. Two ads were for snack food, and one ad promoted a product in each of the following five categories: the NFL, beer, film, soda, and online portal.

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Top 10 December Viral

[iDevice Link] <— 4,875 views Top 10 Most-shared Online Videos December 2010

1. DC Shoes – Ken Block’s Gymkhana Three, Part 2 – Ultimate Playground, L’Autodrome
2. Danny MacAskill – Way Back Home
3. TAC Campaign – 20-Year Anniversary Retrospective
4. Coca-Cola: Snow Globes: Coca-Cola 2010 Christmas Commercial
5. Nike Basketball: Michael Jordan’s Response to LeBron James What Should I Do Commercial
6. Evian – Roller Babies
7. T-Mobile – Welcome Back
8. NSFW – A Hunter Shoots A Bear
9. DC Shoes – Ken Block’s Gymkhana Two, The Infomercial
10. Heineken – The Entrance

Genius: 4, 10
Not: 7


Top 10 July Viral

The top 10 picks for July, with links to view on YouTube:

1. Old Spice – Questions (and Responses), agency: Wieden-Kennedy;
2. Levi’s – Walk Across America, agency: Conscious Minds;
3. Dentyne Pure: Epic Rap Battle, agency: Rhett & Link / Platinum Rye / PainePR;
4. Burn (Coca-Cola) – Ride, agency: Publicis Mojo;
5. Samsung – Redneck Hunter Goes to Jail, agency: Cheil Worldwide;
6. Domino’s Pizza – Domino’s Pulling the Cheese; agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky;
7. PepsiMax – Diner 2PointZero, agency:TBWA/Chiat/Day;
8. California Skateparks – World’s Largest Skateboard Disaster, agency: N/A;
9. Harold B. Lee Library – New Spice/Study Like a Scholar, agency: N/A;
10. HP – Hit Print, agency: N/A

1, 2, 6, 8

3, 4, 9, 10

5, 7

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Top 10 June Viral

The top 10 picks for June, with links to view on YouTube:

1. adidas – ‘Star Wars’ Cantina 2010, agency: Sid Lee
2. Volkswagen – The Slide (Driven by Fun), agency: Trial DDB
3. Head – Andy Murray Street Magic in London, agency: n/a
4. Iceland – Visit Iceland, agency: n/a
5. Coca-Cola Zero & Mentos – The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car, agency: EepyBird
6. Orbit Gum – The Prom Date, agency: Energy BBDO
7. McDonald’s & Coca-Cola – T-Shirt Wars 2, agency: n/a
8. GMC – Dude Perfect: The Cliff Jump Shot, agency: Leo Burnett
9. Sapporo – Legendary Biru, agency: Dentsu
10. Lynx Rise – Jessica Jane Clement – Her Best Bits, agency: n/a

I’m pretty NOT impressed with this list of virals. We have a couple sellouts here… Rhett and Link did a good job communicating with their audience while pushing a professional commercial out – good job to them. Dude perfect on the other hand I was not so impressed with. EepyBird is somehow still making a living by selling out to sugar water, good for them – at least they are consistent in their delivery.

Overall it just seems like people are trying to damn hard to get it right. If I had to pick a winner – I like the Volkswagen concept, but not the video they pushed out. Sapporo took me on an adventure and Lynx was the only video I continued a click through on — I wonder why.

Until next month – get some strange.

Top 10 April Viral

The top 10 picks for April, with links to view on YouTube:

1. Heineken – Men With Talent, agency: TBWA
2. Nike – Earl and Tiger, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
3. Old Spice – Flex, agency: n/a
4. Samsung – Master of Business Card Throwing, agency: The Viral Factory
5. Coca-Cola – Quest, agency: SANTO
6. Nike – The Secret Behind Nike Air, agency: n/a
7. Sony – Around the World in 80 Seconds, agency: Rapp
8. Nike – Music Shoe, agency: Wieden & Kennedy
9. Greenpeace – Give Earth a Hand, agency: n/a
10. Nestle – I Like Big Butterfingers, agency: n/a