Campaign Viral Chart: Kony clings on despite St Pat's Guinness boost

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Kony 2012: viral campaign stays top for third week
Kony 2012: viral campaign stays top for third week

The 'Kony 2012' film once again tops the viral chart, while a St. Patrick's Day boost has helped Guinness's 'round up your mates' rise to second position with more than 90,000 shares.

The 30-minute Kony film, an ad to raise public awareness of crimes committed by the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has topped the chart for the past three weeks and has now been shared more than five times a second since it was published on 5 March.

Since last week, the film has attracted five million more views, taking its total to 84.3 million.

St. Patrick's Day, last Saturday, fuelled a boost of over 58,000 shares for Guiness's 'round up your mates' viral - shared 90,825 times in the last seven days and 144,410 overall.

An unashamedly low-budget ad for has re-entered the chart after disappearing from the rankings last week.

The ad, in which the founder of the no-frills shave supplies company proclaims his blades are 'f***ing great', clocked up a further 25,692 shares last week.

The chart, produced in conjunction with Unruly, ranks ads according to the number of times they have been shared on Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere.

Ads launched more than 30-days ago are not included.

Due to technical issues with Twitter's API, shares from the social network were not included in the count.

1. Invisible Children Inc 'Kony 2012' created in-house

503,507 shares this week

All time: 8,647,645 shares

2. Guinness 'round up your mates' by AMV BBDO

81,893 shares this week

All time: 145,688 shares

3. 'our blades are f***ing great' created in-house

25,692 shares this week

All time: 138,387 shares

4. Hahn 'spill-proof beer' by Publicis Mojo, Sydney

21,625 shares this week

All time: 39,079 shares

5. Mercedes 'invisible Mercedes' by Jung Von Matt

20,607 shares this week

All time: 212,736

6. Angry Birds 'NASA announcement' created in-house

18,354 shares this week

All time: 64,100 shares

7. Ubisoft 'Assasin's Creed 3 reveal trailer' created in-house

17,054 shares this week

All time: 98,029 shares

8. Playstation 'cubs win' by Deutsh, LA

13,803 shares this week

All time: 65,140 shares

9. Via Marte 'comercial via marte Outono/Inverno 2012' by RBA Publicidade

9,133 shares this week

All time: 16,614 shares

10. Intel 'the daring temptation' by The Monkeys, Sydney

6,650 shares this week

All time: 6,933 shares


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