South Africa’s top ten most popular YouTube video ads in 2012

Date posted: December 13, 2012


YouTube has released a list of South Africa’s top ten most popular YouTube video ads of the year. These are the South African ads which achieved the largest number of views from people in South Africa. Ranked in order they are:

  1. OLX Motorbike Advertisement
  2. Nando’s Diversity Campaign
  3. Gumtree Property Advertisement
  4. Nando’s: Last dictator standing
  5. OLX Treadmill advertisement
  6. Tropica: You’re a sip away from Jamaica – Flash Mob
  7. Walka Handheld TV
  8. Santam “Back at ya” Advertisement
  9. Gumtree Kitchen Advertisement
  10. Liquid Capital TV Advertisement


Other popular contenders in the running for the top ten list included:

YouTube displays global views for each video on its website. It used an internal tool to determine which were the most popular to a South African audience and ranked them accordingly. This tool is not publicly available.

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