Top 5 Most Viewed TV Commercial Ads on YouTube Have you heard of the coined term “YouTube sensation”? These are individuals who instantly reached celebrity status because of massive hits on the social video sharing site. Most of these are inclined to music. YouTube’s transformation from a website where you can upload a few minutes of videos to a platform where your full-length ads can be viewed, has been drawing in cash from advertising and marketing partners. It is a no-brainer that your product and services have to be seen on YouTube. Everyone who misses a “talk of the town” commercial or video would always refer to the website to watch and be up-to-date. Here are the top 5 most viewed ads on YouTube: 1. Kobe vs. Messi: Legends on Board – Turkish Airlines Brand: Turkish Airlines Date Uploaded: December 6, 2012 Number of views: 105,167,503 Length: 1 minute and 1 second It was a smart move for Turkish Airlines to hire the services of two sporting legends in one commercial – Kobe Bryant NBA superstar) and Lionel “Leo” Messi (FC Barcelona football superstar). After all, their tagline is “The best fly with Europe’s best airline”. In the video, Bryant and Messi were trying to topple each other to grab a kid’s attention. None of them won. The kid was lured to the lip-smacking dessert that was served to her by the flight attendant. 2. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial Brand: Volkswagen Date Uploaded: February 2, 2011 Number of views: 58,150, 038 Length: 1 minute and 2 seconds The video presents a kid dressed in Darth Vader trying to mimic the powers of the Star Wars character. He tried it with the dog, washing machine, a doll and other stuff inside the house. Naturally he was unsuccessful. Until his dad came home with the 2012 Passat.
3. Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: “Uncle Drew” Brand: Pepsi Date Uploaded: May 18, 2012 Number of views: 26,541,867 Length: 4 minutes and 59 seconds NBA rookie star Kyrie Irving pretended to be a home-grown basketball player’s “Uncle Drew” in this commercial. Things became magical when Irving entered the court. 4. Volkswagen Game Day 2013 Commercial | Get In. Get Happy. Brand: Volkswagen Date Uploaded: January 27, 2013 Number of views: 14,565,551 Length: 1 minute and 3 seconds This funny commercial drew in rave reviews from everywhere. Dave, the character in the video, radiated his sunny disposition all over the workplace – from the elevator to the conference room. His “great” mood seemed to have come from his red 2013 Volkwagen Beetle.