Viral Videos – 160 Million Views, 4 Million Shares & Growing!

Hi, My name is Aashish Chopra and this is my work :)

5 Million views & 100k shares in a week – All organic

After the success of ‘How to speak Hyderabadi‘, this one started slow but picked up in 6 hours and became the video with highest engagement in India that week. 5 million views, over 100k shares and 45,000 comments.. all organic. By the end of the week, it had reached 14 million news-feeds! It also bumped up a previous Goa food video, which Goa Tourism (official) shared :)

Million Views with 70% increase in revenue!

Our first food video, Ibis opened up a new hotel in Hyderabad and this was about their awesome in-house restaurant. The video hit a million views in 3 days here, here and here combined. UPDATE: The video was shared by 5400 people locally in Hyderabad, and the restaurant walk-in revenue increased by 70%, as learnt from their data :)))

Dancing Away To a Million!

Ibis Hotels opened up a new hotel in Kochi, and this is what we did. The video hit a respectable million here and here combined. Was an incredible experience making this happen, from learning nuances of Kathakali dance to researching flight safety demos :)

10 million reach, 3 million views, 60k shares in 3 days! All Organic

Ibis Hotels opened up a new hotel in Hyderabad, and this is what we did. The video hit a million views in 24 hours and within 3 days, it had hit 2 million views, crossed 40,000 shares and reached 10 million news-feeds. It was shared by a Hyderabadi page which got additional 1 million views and 23,000 shares. All Organic, with zero boost dollars in first 3 days! Made it to Facebook’s top 20, This story is still developing..  :)

Million in a week, Plus my acting debut

So Ibis Hotels India asked us to make a video about their new hotel in Goa. The challenge was to figure out a way to celebrate an overly celebrated destination. The video climbed fast both on ixigo and Ibis Facebook pages and hit a decent million in a week (aggregate) :)

7 Million in 7 Days! With Killer ROI

Continued the experimentation with video listicles, made native for Facebook. This one hit 7 million views in 7 days, but more importantly got 150k shares (the magical metric for viral videos) 270k likes and 25k comments. To top it, it sky-rocketed app installs for ixigo, again :)

16 Million Views And Growing! The Second Best in Numbers

Continued the learning and implementing best practices on this one. This made ixigo’s Facebook page hit a million fans, was shared by 225k people, accelerated app installs and hit a reach of 35 million news-feeds in 5 days!

The one that smashed benchmarks! Reached 190 million news-feeds, 54 million views and a million shares!

This one went crazy on Facebook, reached 190 million news-feeds, 54 million views, more than a million shares, added 300,000 new Facebook fans, sky-rocketed iOS and Android app downloads for ixigo and made the Facebook page to the fastest growing in India. All organic! Also covered by Gizmodo (“Travel video that broke the internet”) and Tnooz (“ixigo proves Facebook is the place for video marketing”) and Viral Shots. UPDATE: Story on the learnings of this video on Social Samosa , Digital Defynd, Rodinhoods and went crazy on LinkedIn. UPDATE: Got shortlisted for DMAI Asia award :)

Inside the bag of an Indian student going abroad – 5 million views & ft. on NDTV

Released this video on a Wednesday, and by Friday it had amassed half a million views on Facebook! Featured on NDTV and broke first day records of all previous videos. Here’s the first day story, the YouTube version is also being embedded crazy all over! UPDATE: Hit the magical million number in 7 days :) Update: 5 million views

Most Shared Brand Facebook Post in Asia (Campaign Asia) – 7 Million Views, 3.5 Lakh Shares, 2 Awards!

This is where Facebook emerged as the game changer for Video marketing. This one, made for ixigo, hit 4 million views in a month, accumulated 3.5 lakh+ shares on Facebook in 6 months. Got it’s own case study about how we got phenomenal numbers on a shoestring. It won the award for Marketing Innovation, was also nominated for Best Viral Marketing Campaign (India Digital Awards) and Nokia also partnered for a co-branded version. Topicality wasn’t enough for video success, it had to be share-worthy and provide value to the ones watching. Update: Campaign Asia featured it as most shared brand Facebook post in Asia! WooHoo!

Hotel Hacks – 30 million views and counting!

The ixigo video got 850k views on Facebook, and went crazy on WhatsApp. With no way to measure the views on WhatsApp, got countless stories of friends of friends sharing this across the world on WhatsApp. It also got featured on popular blogs around the world like Design Taxi, Bustle, BrainStorm9 and few more. Also a featured post I couldn’t read without a Chinese translator :) UPDATE:  It got 3.5 million views when a Chinese Radio Channel posted it! Check here, Whoa! ANOTHER Update: Just found that another Facebook page by the name TintoMon posted this and got 13 million views! Whoa! Check here; Yet Another Update: A Radio station’s Facebook page posted this and got 10 million views! Check here

India’s Got Swag – Republic Day News-jack

Released a few days before India’s Republic day, this one hit a million views in 3 days with 30,000 shares. Here’s the video on Facebook. Featured by Playtform, Logical Indian and shared by many Indian Facebook pages :)

Diwali News-jack – Gifts We Hate

This one’s for family. SIL started a new French Macarons business, made this just before Diwali, in the meaty part of the gifting season. Not exactly a viral by millions, but had the same DNA :) Got featured on Digital Defynd (best campaigns on Diwali by a startup) and Best Diwali campaigns of 2015.

Visa Free Travel – 3 million views

The ixigo video got 250k views on Facebook, another 250k when a famous politician shared it. Adding a ‘Call to Action’ button on the video got us 6% CTR, app downloads jumped. A user downloaded it and posted it on his Facebook page, which got another 2.8 million views! “Shares” became the new currency for content marketing. It had to be share-worthy!

Fool’s Day Viral  – RickAir

The Fool’s day prank video for ixigo.com. Cleverly named Rick-Air, the executive class experience in Auto Rickshaws. Being topical, it went viral for 2 days. From an Idea to making news, all in a week. It was featured on Storypick, Travel Daily Media,  India Business Blog and few others. If we can make it “news-worthy”, it could be a hit!

Fool’s Day Viral  – ixigo glass

Pranks on Fool’s day is almost a tradition now, but ixigo glass became so big and went so far, it blew our mind. Crazy blogger reviews, news articles, Facebook engagement! Executed in-house, with a solid script and acting by the founders :)

Fool’s Day Viral – Loo Finder App

The fool’s day video about a fake ‘Loo-Finder’ app. Featured on YourStoryNext Big What, Mentioned in a post on AFaqs and MySmartPrice. Read blog post

4 thoughts on “Viral Videos – 160 Million Views, 4 Million Shares & Growing!”

  1. Hi Ashish , met you in Bridge session today. Just to give my feedback to you, it was an impactfull session with no Kitabi Gyan all real time stuff.

    Thanks

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