The 2006 FIFA World Cup final between Italy and France was watched by a global cumulative audience of 715.1 million viewers. So, it’s now wonder that the 2010 FIFA World Cup is already generating some amazing commercials and YouTube video ads.
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Topping Unruly Media’s Viral Video Chart and the Visible Measures Top Viral Video Ads Chart is NIKE FOOTBALL WRITE THE FUTURE – FULL LENGTH VERSION. Uploaded on May 17, 2010, it already has 11,770,721 views!
It features Drogba, Rooney and Ronaldo, three players whose time has come to carve their name in history. Or, as the description of the video ad says, “One touch, tackle or free kick could crush a nation’s hopes or cause them to build a statue in your honour.”
Also near the top of the charts is Pepsi Commercial 2010 Messi, Henry, Kaka, Arshavin, Drogba, Lampard and Akon Oh Africa HD. It features Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Ricardo Kaká, Andrei Arshavin, Didier Drogba, and Frank Lampard. The song is: Oh Africa by Akon.
Uploaded on March 1, 2010, it has 1,434,579 views.
The other YouTube video ad that’s on the Viral Media Chart is Carlsberg Team Talk TV Ad. It features Stuart Pearce, Trevor Brooking, Jack Charlton, Kelly Holmes, Steve Redgrave, Ellen MacArthur, Nigel Benn, Phil The Power Taylor, Carl Fogarty, Clive Woodward, Ranulph Fiennes, Jeff Stelling, Kasabian, Soccer AM Tubes, Soccer AM Rocket and Ian Botham.
Uploaded on May 8, 2010, what is probably the best team talk in the world has 426,036 views. Now, as a fan of the US soccer team, I can only hope that an American advertiser can top this video ad before our eagerly awaited showdown with England on June 12.