August Recap: The Best in Viral

In the world of viral video, August will forever be remembered as the month of the most pervasive and persistent charity experiment, ever. It’s not shocking, then, that the most viral ad continued that theme, while contributing to the cause behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

According to Unruly’s Viral Video Chart, the competition for the top viral ads of the month played out amongst these major—and highly differentiated—brands.

The Top Viral Videos of August

1)      Fox: “The Simpsons ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”

Fox dumps an icy concoction on its iconic character, Homer Simpson. But hey, it’s for a good cause!

Shares: 316,114

Views: 19,343,660

2)      HBO: “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Trailer”

This trailer from HBO provides a sneak preview into a new documentary that joins the members of the Foo Fighters in their musical journey across the country.

Shares: 150,206

Views: 847,861

3)      Thai Life Insurance: “Street Concert”

Thai Life Insurance does what it does best, producing yet another short film that is both tear-jerking and heartwarming.

Shares: 136,940

Views: 5,637,081

4)      BMW: “The Epic Driftmob feat. BMW M 235i”

BMW + stunt drivers + Cape Town, South Africa = a recipe for the perfect viral video.

Shares: 132,040

Views: 13,208,984

5)      EA Games: “Madden NFL 15: Madden Season”

Kevin Hart performs a musical number and slaps Dave Franco across the face. Need I say more?

Shares: 100,383

Views: 8,563,953

What Went Viral at ViralGains?

Blog Posts

1)      The History of Viral Videos

Ever wonder about the history of viral videos? Learn how the trend first started and how viral content has developed over time.

2)      What Part of Their Day Do You Want to Be?

Jonathan Novick has achondroplastic dwarfism and wants everyone to experience a day in his shoes. Take a look.

3)      4 Simple Ways to Tie Video Marketing to ROI

Learn 4 actionable steps marketers can take to tie video marketing to ROI and business results.

4)      Why & How You Should Be Using Social Video

Discover why your company must have a social video strategy and how to get started on it today.

5)      Show, Don’t Tell: Online Video Facts Your Boss Will Actually Care About

Boss isn’t sold on online video marketing? Discover the online video facts he or she will actually care about.

Company Videos

1)      Our Crazy, Fun, Motivational, Inspiring Company Culture

This episode of ViralGains Unveiled is all about who we are, and it’s pretty badass. Check it out!

2)      A “Little Weird” is Just Right

Nothing about office life here at ViralGains is “normal.” We’re all a little bit weird and it’s absolute heaven!

3)      The Right Way to Go Viral

What constitutes a valuable viral video? In this episode of ViralGains Unveiled, Vitor Petrone gives you the lowdown!

Stay tuned for the September recap! Knowing the wild world of viral videos, it’s bound to be even more crazy and captivating.

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