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The YouTube Ads Leaderboard lists ads and promoted videos that resonated the most with the Indian audience during the first six months of 2016

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | July 28, 2016


According to the YouTube Ads Leaderboard released by Google, storytelling is the winning ingredient for Indian viewers. The leader board is a list of ads and promoted videos that has resonated the most with Indian audience during the first six months of the year, in this case 2016.

Showing that customers are willing to invest their time and attention on advertising that is narrative-driven and takes the audience along on a journey, six out of the top 10 ads are far longer than the typical 60-second television commercial. Leading the chart is Bajaj Auto with their Bajaj V – The Invincible film.

Soumya Das, DGM (Marketing), Bajaj Auto said, “The genesis of Bajaj V came from our passion to keep alive the legacy of the invincible INS Vikrant in the form of a bike that lakhs of Indians can ride with pride. We're extremely happy to know that the entire nation appreciates what we did. YouTube as a platform, with its targeting capabilities, has helped us to connect with our TG more efficiently and made this campaign a bigger success.”

Two of the ads on the leaderboard have been recognised at Cannes this year. These are the Bajaj V film which won the creative Agency Leo Burnett a Bronze Lion in the promo & activation category under the cars & automotive product & services category section, and the Ariel ad for which BBDO India was awarded a Bronze Lion in the creative effectiveness category.

Amazon India with its #Apni Dukaan campaign and Make My Trip with its #BefikarBookKar campaign are second and third on the list, respectively.

Others on the list are Royal Challenge Sports Drink and its fan anthem #PlayBold India, Hitachi Home and its #Nothing Dirty ft. Badshah film, Star Sports and its Mauka Mauka campaign, Coca Cola and its Coca Cola Supermarket commercial and Samsung and its Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge commercial.


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