Top 10 commercials for 2008 on YouTube

I spent the last few days doing some nice research for Vquence, where I was able to watch lots of videos on YouTube. Fun job this is! 🙂 The full article is on the Vquence metrics blog.

One of the key things that I’ve put together is a list of top 10 commercials for 2008:

Rank Video Views Added
1 Pepsi – SoBe Lifewater Super Bowl 2008 3,652,217 February 02, 2008
2 Cadbury – Gorilla 3,338,011 August 31, 2007
3 Nike – Take it to the NEXT LEVEL 3,184,329 April 28, 2008
4 Macbook Air 2,648,717 January 15, 2008
5 Centraal Beheer Insurance – Gay Adam 2,512,425 May 30, 2008
6 Vodafone – Beatbox 2,380,237 March 17, 2008
7 E*Trade – Trading Baby 2,061,818 February 01, 2008
8 Guitar Hero – Heidi Klum 1,068,055 November 03, 2008
9 Bridgestone – Scream 980,406 January 30, 2008
10 Bud Light- Will Ferrell 966,177 February 04, 2008
Favorable mention OLPC – John Lennon 527,953 December 25, 2008
Favorable mention Blendtec – iPhone 3G 2,711,195 July 11, 2008
Favorable mention Stide Gum – Where the hell is Matt? 15,859,204 June 20, 2008

There are many more details over at vquence.com.

Enjoy! And let me know in the comments if you know of any other video ad released in 2008 in the same ballpark number of views that is an actual tv-style commercial.

NOTE: I just had to change the list, because the SoBe Lifewater Super Bowl ad of 2008 actually came out ahead. It’s difficult to discover an ad that has neither ad nor commercial in its annotations!

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