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Top 5 YouTube Ads of the Decade

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Here at The Webbys, we are consummate celebrators of the best videos the Internet has to offer. It was an honor to join our friends at YouTube to crown the greatest branded moments of the past decade.

In the 10 short years since its inception, YouTube has completely revolutionized online entertainment, reshaping everything from politics, to pop culture, to portrayals of unlikely animal friendship. Of course, when pop culture shifts, so too does the ad world. And this past year, 4 of the top 10 most watched videos on YouTube were ads.

In celebration of YouTube’s 10th anniversary, we asked you to vote for your favorite ads of the last ten years.

Here are your top 5:

Our partners at Google tell us that these five videos have been watched for over 7.7 million hours. That’s over 875 years that people chose to willingly spend watching ads. Whoa. 

Thanks to everyone who voted, and cheers to another decade of great ads on YouTube.

Don’t forget you can watch all the highlights from the 20th Annual Webby Awards now!

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