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More locally made work features in YouTube ranking of most watched ads in Asia Pacific

Y&R Thailand's 'The power of love' for Dtac

Y&R Thailand’s ‘The power of love’ for Dtac

YouTube has released a ranking of the most popular ads on the channel in Asia Pacific over the last 12 months, as measured by a combination of organic views and paid views.

Unlike last year, when ads made outside of the region dominated the list, more locally made work features this year, including ‘Labels for women’ by BBDO Guerrero for Pantene, Ogilvy India’s ‘Google Search: Reunion’ and ‘The power of love’ for Dtac by Y&R Thailand.

John Merrifield, Google APAC’s chief creative officer, said in a press release: “This year’s leaderboard shows that the brands that are grabbing a larger share of the future are not just embracing the platform but experimenting with ever more engaging ways to entertain, inform and delight their audiences.”

The top ten most watched ads on YouTube in the last 12 months:

Turkish Airlines
‘Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout’
Agency: Crispin Porter + Bogusky

WREN
‘FIRST KISS’
Agency: Tatia Plleva

Nike
‘Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimovic, Iniesta & more’
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy

Pantene
‘Labels against women’
Agency: BBDO Guerrero Ortega

Volvo Trucks
‘Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6)’
Agency: Forsman & Bodenfors

Google
‘Google Search: Reunion’
Agency: Ogilvy India

Dtac
‘Dtac “the power of love” TVC’
Agency: Y&R Thailand

Save The Children
Most Shocking Second a Day Video
Agency: Don’t Panic

Ooredoo
‘Simply Do Wonders: The Full Story with Ooredoo and Leo Messi’
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

Samsung
#GALAXY11: The Match Part 2
Agencies: Cheil, R/GA

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