Author Archives: Chris Quigley

Rubber Republic + #KittenCamp founder. Professional LOLZ hunter . . .

Infographic: The rise of the feed

With mobile traffic growing seven times quicker than desktop growth, up to 30.2 million uniques in 2014 (according to Ofcom), the role of the *feed* has become core to people’s everyday content consumption.

Sharethrough has put together an infographic to give context to the *rise of the feed*, digging into the history of the feed from Digg’s front page format in 2004, through Twitter and Facebook’s focus on the feed from 2006 onwards, punctuated throughout by the adoption of the smartphone.

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Native ads take over San Francisco

There’s a lot of industry buzz around native advertising at the moment, which Sharethrough (the US-based native publisher platform) has taken to a new level by covering a whole city with native bill boards.

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Viral chart: World Cup highs and lows, a hedgehog’s birthday and undressing with strangers

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Despite fine efforts from viral big-hitters Adidas and Old Spice to capitalise on the World Cup final, this week’s branded chart is topped by a 10 second clip created by German radio station Bayern 3.

Released within minutes of the tournament’s finale, the image of a mighty German stein smashing a Brazilian cocktail has clearly resonated with fans and the video has just topped 15 million views. It’s great to see a simple but perfectly timed idea beating bigger budgets to the top spot, and hopefully it’ll be the last time we hear those samba jingles. Until 2016 at least…
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Viral chart: Proud whoppers, celebrity impressions and Greenpeace takes on Lego

santaIn this weeks chart, we see a host of awesome branded videos that successfully evoke all sorts of emotions out of us without having to even mention a football. The World Cup: sorry, what’s that?

Whether it is paying homage to soldiers fighting in Iraq or a stand against the damaging effects of a fuel company, this week has brought a high standard that has played on our heartstrings.
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An alternative Independence Day, slaps and angry chipmunks

Stephen MerchantFollowing last week’s viral hit for HelloFlo and their First Moon Party, once again girls are taking centre stage, this time with a more serious angle as Always introduce their new video #LikeAGirl.

The campaign highlights the common phrase of doing something “like a girl” – throwing, running, fighting, etc – and how this is often used as a derogatory way to insult people.

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Viral chart: HelloFlo’s embarrassing mums plus an owl whisperer – really

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So in a break from football based campaigns this week’s top trending video has been First Moon Party by HelloFlo, who you may remember from last year’s viral hit The Camp Gyno where one girl becomes the group counsellor after being the first to get her “red badge of honour”.

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Hoverboarding, human vs shark, and calls for dads

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Thankfully, the huge influx of footie ads has relaxed a touch now that the World Cup has actually kicked off.

Last weeks brand chart was stuffed to the brim with footie stars and balls flying everywhere, but this week we’ve got a bit of a break with Father’s Day related campaigns and water sports that are of a sci-fi standard.

Sure, Samsung has dragged out their next enthralling instalment of aliens Vs Galaxy 11 and Pepsi Max have brought out an Unbelievable football match with teams of free runners and an inflatable pitch, but it feels good to see a chart that isn’t completely dominated with all things foot and ball.

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Instagram and the native ad movement

indexNative-social ads – ads that are integrated into the social stream, matching both the ad format and function of the user experience – are proving to be hugely effective, and are receiving a remarkable level of engagement from end users. Read more on Instagram and the native ad movement…

Friskie kittens and World Cup fever

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With less than 24 hours to go until arguably the biggest sporting event since London 2012 kicks off, this week’s viral chart was no doubt going to be inundated with football references and legends.

 

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Coca-Cola uses bottle caps to make friends; Google tests drive its self-driving car

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 16.48.17This week’s brand chart features the first look at Google’s self-driving car project, which has reached the prototype stage and is ready for some very lucky (and brave?) volunteers to take a ride in a fully autonomous car.

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