Thursday, December 8, 2022

Google unleashes list of most popular Pakistani YouTube Ads of 2018


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
Google released its YouTube Ads Leaderboard for Pakistan for the year 2018. This list represents the top 10 ads and branded content people chose to watch on YouTube through a combination of popularity and promotion.


According to an Ipsos research, YouTube is the number one online video streaming platform among millennials in Pakistan with it reaching 80 percent of online millennials residing in metro cities in Pakistan. According to another research by Kantar TNS, 73 percent of online Pakistanis watch YouTube every month.


Brand                                          Title                                                                       Agency


Surf Excel         Surf Excel Ramazan 2018 | #EkNekiRozana (1:36)                      Mindshare  / Lowe & Rauf          Kia Pakistan India per baazi lay gaya? (1:44)                                      Olive Digital


Peek Freans      Peek Freans Cake Up | TVC 2018 | Real Rishtey (3:46)              Group M / Ogilvy & Mather


Shan Foods       Shan Thematic 2018 – #OneBiryaniOneFamily (5:07)                Mediacom / Ogilvy & Mather


Lifebuoy             Dr.Lifebuoy V/S Jaraseem Episode 4 (5:07)                                Mindshare / Lowe & Rauf


Ariel                     Ariel: Oho Nahi, Hoo Hoo (0:55)                                                    Starcom / Adcom Pvt Ltd


Nestle                 NESTLÉ CERELAC Loree Kahani presents Chanda Mama sung by Ali Noor & Zeb Bangash!

Maxus / Ogilvy & Mather


Pepsi                   Pepsi Battle of the Bands Season 3 (3:40)                                  Mindshare / Saatchi & Saatchi


Coca-Cola           Coke and Music TVC (1:06)                                                          Starcom / Ogilvy & Mather


Funn Mitti Se      Celebrating Punjab Funn Mitti Se (4:59)                                             Walnut Media



Key trends from this leaderboard include


  • Made for digital: Unlike in the offline world where space and time is limited, YouTube offers brands and agencies a creative canvas, allowing them as much or as little time as they need to tell their story in whatever form works best for their message. Long-form or short-form works equally well as long as they are engaging, and YouTube ads allow creativity to flow as the narrative requires.


  • YouTube works alongside TV: most consumers watch TV and YouTube content at the same time.Instead of thinking of video spend as an either-or split, advertisers should shift toward a digital budget that complements TV strategy. YouTube is a part of many Pakistanis path to purchase now — to research, compare, and talk about products and services before making a purchase. For businesses to succeed, they need to be where consumers are in the moments that matter.


  • Millennial spend time on YouTube: many of the ads are catered toward millennials, including those with strong female leads across the ads that populate the leaderboard. People experience YouTube socially, and users watch content together and share videos with other users.


“These trending ads and branded content are a reminder of the amazing creativity alive today in the Pakistani advertising industry. These videos show that it’s not only new technology, but also the art of storytelling that creates a winning combination. YouTube offers brands a creative canvas to tell stories that resonate with consumers in whatever shape best fits them,” said Farhan Qureshi, Regional Head at Google Asia Pacific.

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