Top Ten Viral Ads

If you haven’t heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you’ve probably been living under a rock. It’s clear that this has been one of the most successful viral campaigns of the month, if not the year.

Viral campaigns rely on social media and a sort of indefinable ‘clickability’. Getting your brand out there in such a way that people want to interact with it, especially in this age of distraction, requires inventiveness and insight.

Here’s some inspiration, from Laura Vitto, of Mashable’s Watercooler channel:

It’s no surprise that August’s most viral advertisement centered on August’s most viral charity stunt: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Fox’s Simpsons-themed contribution to the massively successful charitable campaign garnered more than 17 million views and counting since it was posted on Aug. 26.

Elsewhere in the world of viral advertising, according to Unruly‘s top 10 list, Misty Copeland proves her detractors wrong, Kevin Hart makes life very difficult for Dave Franco and the Foo Fighters travel across America.

Read more at Mashable.