The Ad Council's "Love Has No Labels" (6th - 2,743,138 shares), aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion, is one of eight campaigns supporting good causes to also make it into this year's top 20.Other examples include a Microsoft video featuring Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr giving a young boy a prosthetic arm (9th - 2,119,279 shares), an anti-domestic violence PSA from Italian newspaper Fanpage.it (8th - 2,365,612 shares), a Game of Thrones and Coldplay partnership for Red Nose Day (15th - 998,762), John Lewis' Christmas cracker "#ManontheMoon", run in conjunction with Age UK (17th - 693,343), and British supermarket chain Sainsbury's festive ad "Mog's Christmas Calamity" (19th - 629,720), which supports charity Save The Children. Unruly's most shared ads of 2015 1. Android - "Friends Furever" - 6,432,921 shares 2. Disney - " Disney Characters Surprise Shoppers" - 3,943,997 3. Purina - " This Man Found His Soulmate In A Puppy And It's Adorable" - 3,021,499 4. Roc by Ronaldo / Monster - "Cristiano Ronaldo - People are going to think I'm crazy!" - 2,995,849 5. Budweiser - Super Bowl Commercial "Lost Dog" - 2,808,541 6. Ad Council - " Diversity & Inclusion - Love Has No Labels" - 2,743,138 7. Zorba - "Maya" - 2,634,706 8. Fanpage.it - "Slap her": children's reactions - 2,365,612 9. Microsoft - " Robert Downey Jr. Delivers a Real Bionic Arm" - 2,119,279 10. Kleenex - " Unlikely Best Friends" - 2,027,213 11. Metlife - " My dad's story": Dream for My Child" - 1,497,418 12. Pandora - "The unique connection" - 1,157,824 13. DC Shoes - "Robbie Maddison's Pipe Dream" - 1,058,149 14. Supercell - " Clash of Clans: Revenge" - 1,005,673 15. Red Nose Day - " Coldplay's Game of Thrones: The Musical" - 998,762 16. adidas: "Create Your Own Game" - 779,019 17. John Lewis - "#ManontheMoon" - 693,343 18. adidas - "Unfollow ft Leo Messi" - 681,645 19. Sainsbury's - "Mog's Christmas Calamity" - 629,720 20. adidas: "Yesterday Is Gone" - 625,545 Unruly Co-CEO and co-founder Sarah Wood said: "Data analysis of 1,300 ads proves that 2015 was a highly emotional year for video ads. On the one hand, warmth and happiness shone through, with brands using fluffy pets and simple storylines to melt our hearts and amplify sharing.
"At the same time, other advertisers aligned themselves with social causes, evoking strong feelings of sadness and inspiration. It's not that Adland has lost its sense of humour this year; it's just that it's found a sense of higher purpose."Next year, we expect the advertiser focus to move away from warmth and happiness that were popular in 2015 to exhilaration. With its deluge of superhero, war and zombie flicks - from Batman v Superman to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - being released in 2016, we can expect marketers to follow Hollywood with similar themes. Going into a quadrennial year of Olympics, European Championships and Presidential elections, the competition for consumer attention will be fierce and consumers will be looking for superhero brands to exhilarate and entertain them in 2016." The 2015 chart also shows a significant increase in social media shares from the previous year. This year's top 20 attracted a total of 40,219,853 shares - a 38.50% increase from last year's top 20, which generated 29,038,725 shares altogether. Ads for Samsung, DC Shoes, Supercell and Zorba, a Renaissance Studio based in India, also make it into the top 20. Methodology Unruly's rankings are based on the number of shares - as opposed to views - that ads on Facebook and YouTube attracted across Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere. As such, they are a measure of the ad's online buzz or virality, ranking ads by the volume of active pass-on rather than the passive, paid metric of video viewership. Data was collected from January 1, 2015 to November 16, 2015. Data points were collected using Unruly Analytics™. Unruly's annual Top 20 Global Video Ads Chart only includes ads that were launched in 2015 and does not include trailers for movies or TV shows. UNRULY and UNRULY ANALYTICS and logos and associated marks are trademarks of Unruly Group. Other marks are owned by their respective owners. ### About Unruly Unruly is the ad tech company that gets videos watched, tracked and shared across the Open Web. Positioned at the intersect of video, social, native & mobile, Unruly uses emotional audience data and user-friendly video formats to massively increase viewer engagement, brand performance & publisher revenues.
With 3 out of every 4 video views now taking place outside of YouTube, 90% of Ad Age 100 brands have already used Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale across the Open Web.Differentiated by a unique data set of 2 trillion video views and powered by a full tech stack, Unruly adds value by algorithmically evaluating content shareability and programmatically targeting custom audiences. Viewability is 100% guaranteed to an audience of 1.35 billion monthly unique users across mobile, tablet and desktop devices. UnrulyX is the first supply side platform (SSP) for mobile video to offer scaled delivery of native ad formats and guarantee the viewability of premium video impressions bought via RTB. Unruly employs 200 people across 15 offices, with regional HQs in London, New York and Singapore. Its super power is emotional ad tech. Its secret weapon is passionate people on a mission to #DeliverWow. Unruly was acquired by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) in September 2015.