Thursday, December 23, 2010

Top Ads on YouTube in 2010

What are the ingredients for making a top commercial? The most-viewed ads on YouTube in 2010 have little in common. Humor, famous athletes, or drama could be the secret ingredient.

Topping the list is the Old Spice guy, with over 24 million views. Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice guy, mentioned his vegan gluten-free diet to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in this clip.

View all 12 top commercials here. The catchy Swagger Wagon advertising the Toyota Sienna is my favorite. Watch it now and discover what appeals to over 7 million viewers.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tips for Making Viral Videos

Are you considering making a viral video to promote your company, website, or blog? Looking for a way to make your video stand out from others? Scott Gerber offers eight tips on Mashable in How To: Make a Successful Marketing Video for the Web. He developed the tips from interviews with Generation Y entrepreneurs.

"The best web videos are ones that incorporate comedy. People like to share videos with their networks that are funny, inspiring or thought provoking."
Some tips include being real, keeping it less than 2 minutes, and making it simple. Have you seen a great viral video recently? Share a link to it in the comments. 
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