The YouTube Ads People Chose In August 2014

    Are you ready for some football? We are, and so are the fans who landed two "football"-themed ads on the August Leaderboard. "Madden Season" took the top spot, with more than 8 million views, and NBC Sports’ "The Return of Coach Lasso" (with Jason Sudeikis) brought back our favorite American football coach turned soccer aficionado to take the fifth spot. Also making the list were YouTube creators hoiitsroi and TheFineBros, who tapped into their massive fanbases on behalf of Clearasil and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    2014 Agency Standings

    Creative Agency
    Wieden + Kennedy
    12 Appearances
    Gold medal
    Media Agency
    Starcom MediaVest Group
    18 Appearances

    Published 09/09/2014

    #2

    Foot Locker - Short Memory Pt. 1 feat. James Harden and Charles Barkley

    Views in August

    4,876,733

    Uploaded by: Foot Locker

    Creative agency: BBDO

    Media: PHD

    #3

    This ad inspired viewers in September 2014, however it is no longer available.

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    Teens React to Drunk Driving

    Views in August

    4,351,023

    Uploaded by: The Fine Bros

    Creative agency: The Tombras Group

    Media: The Tombras Group

    #4

    Samsung GALAXY ALPHA "Just Alpha" Official Video

    Views in August

    4,184,752

    Uploaded by: Samsung Mobile

    Creative agency: Cheil Worldwide

    Media: Starcom

    #5

    THE RETURN OF COACH LASSO: NBC SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE FILM FEATURING JASON SUDEIKIS

    Views in August

    4,041,798

    Uploaded by: NBC Sports Network

    Media: Ignited/Maxus

    #6

    FIFA 15 | New Player Faces & Stadiums | Barclays Premier League

    Views in August

    2,855,248

    Uploaded by: EA Sports FIFA

    Creative agency: EA Sports

    Media: EA Sports

    #7

    GoPro: Kama The Surfing Pig

    Views in August

    2,753,660

    Uploaded by: GoPro

    Creative agency: GoPro Original Productions

    Media: 3Q

    #8

    SKULLY AR-1: Rebel Innovation

    Views in August

    1,701,084

    Uploaded by: SKULLY

    Creative agency: Feedback, LLC

    Media: RAINFACTORY, Inc.

    #9

    Swagger Wagon ft. Busta Rhymes | 2015 Toyota Sienna

    Views in 1,363,562

    1,363,562

    Uploaded by: Toyota USA

    Creative agency: Saatchi & Saatchi LA

    Media: Saatchi & Saatchi LA

    #10

    THE BIGGEST PIMPLE EVER - #UpYourGame

    Views in August

    1,244,714

    Uploaded by: hoiitsroi

    Creative agency: Collective Digital Studios/Iris

    Media: Aegis/Innov8

     

    What is the YouTube Ads Leaderboard?

    The YouTube Ads Leaderboard showcases the most creative ads that people choose to watch each month. Ads are determined by an algorithm that factors in paid views, organic views and audience retention (how much of a video people watched).