Most Shared Ads Of May 2015: Iron Man Phones And Game Of Thrones

This article originally appeared in Contagious.

The words “comedy gold” certainly don’t spring to mind when you think of controversial TV show Game of Thrones or moody rockers Coldplay.  But look at the top of this month’s Global Ads Chart and you may have to think again.

The hit HBO show and the UK rock band teamed up in May for the US version of Red Nose Day to film Game of Thrones: The Musical‘- and the results from the 12-minute skit have been something truly staggering.

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What is your favourite online video ad? VW’s “The Force“? Volvo’s “Epic Split”? Dumb Ways to Die? Well, to mark its 10th anniversary, YouTube recently polled its users to identify their favourite ad of the decade – and the result is a little surprising.

The online video platform announced the top 5 earlier today and at the top of the pile is Turkish Airlines’ “Kobe v Messi: The Selfie Shootout”. The ad, starring arguably the two biggest sports stars on the planet, ran away the public vote, despite attracting fewer shares by some way than the rest of ads in the top 5 (it managed a share rate of less than 0.5%). In fact, it does not even make it into the top 100 most shared ads of all time.

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Sylvester Stallone delivers bread and messages get sent to outer space, it’s just another week in Ad Land!

But which are the must-see ads over the last seven days? Well, after a week watching the best (and worst) video advertisements on the net, we’ve picked the five essential ones to watch so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying the, hopefully sunny, weekend.

So without further ado, here is our weekly round-up of the five ads you should watch right now.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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