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Junk food dominates YouTube's most popular six-second ads

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By Ellen Ormesher | Reporter

August 23, 2019 | 3 min read

YouTube has released a Bumper Ads Leaderboard that showcases the top 10 most popular six-second adverts on the platform this year.

The ads were initially ranked by an algorithm that factors in total views and engagements, before being scrutinized by a user creative ratings survey run by Ipsos that considers the video’s merit under the parameters of likeability, memorability, emotion and brand linkage.

Maltesers ad

YouTube's most popular six-second ads include Maltesers, Doritos and Oreos

FMCG brands appear to dominate, with major names such as Doritos, Papa John’s and Cadbury securing top spots.

Chocolate, in particular, trends highly with the top spot being taken by Mars-owned Maltesers and its ad for Maltesers Buttons that shows two people using the buttons as substitutes for Tiddlywinks. Oreo cookies also scored highly with its creative spot that sees various people creating Oreo-inspired eyebrows.

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See the full leaderboard below.

1. Maltesers - Maltesers Buttons

2. Doritos Collusions - A Battle of Two Flavours

3. Oreos - Oreobrows

4. Cadbury Fingers - Cupboard Raider

5. Clearblue - Clear Results

6. Oreos - Oreo Ice Cream

7. Papa John's - Hot Dog Pizza

8. Dettol - Floor Wipes

9. Very.co.uk - Find Their Gift

10. Taco Bell - Naked Chicken Taco

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