YouTube Looks Back at the Best Video Ads of 2010

Today, the YouTube Blog took an informal poll of its own team and industry reporters -- including Zach Rodgers of ClickZ -- to find out their favorite YouTube ads of the year.

On top of the list was "Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like," with more than 25 million views. Yes, he's still on a horse.

Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Another YouTube ad in the list is Toyota's "Swagger Wagon," with 7.6 million views.


A third YouTube ad in the list is one for Toy Story 3, "Lots-o-Huggin' Bear Commercial (circa 1983)," with 1.2 million views.

Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear Commercial (circa 1983)

Rogers said, "We loved Pixar's phony retro toy ads promoting Toy Story 3. The 'Huggin' Toys' videos were made to resemble toy ads circa 1983 -- complete with VHS tape static crawling along the bottom of the screen."

About the author

Greg Jarboe is president of SEO-PR, which provides search engine optimization, public relations, video marketing, and social media marketing services. He's the author of "YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day," a faculty member at Rutgers University and Market Motive, as well as a frequent speaker at SES conferences.