July marks the halfway point of 2018 and although it’s only been six months, we can’t believe how quick time has gone!
To celebrate past 6 months, we thought we would take a look at our best selling videos of 2018. We’ll assess what was special about them, why they went on to do so well with our clients and what you can do to ensure that next time you have a best selling video!
Our first best seller of the year came in the form of an unusual friendship. The video depicts Piggles, a pot bellied pig refusing to play with very persistent puppy Nova. The funny moment was captured at a home in Lincoln, California. The filmer wrote online, “Sick with the flu, I haven’t been able to play as much as normal with my puppy Pomsky (Pomeranian Husky)” and added that she took finding someone to play with into her own hands. In the video Piggy clearly is uninterested, making the video all the more funny.
This video was sourced by our Newsdesk team who are always on the lookout for funny pet relationships due to how quick they go viral! We have a Best of Friends video brief open where you can upload your videos relating to all kinds of friendships!
Another great video that went viral on our Newsflare socials and sold multiple times! Filmed in Puyang City, China, the video shows a little girl grabbing the bird’s neck to take out the food it just got from her mum, to then put it in her own mouth! This video worked well because you could not have planned it and the fearlessness of the little girl makes this hilarious! Sourced again by one of our newsdesk staff, the video currently has over 40k views on our Facebook channel.
This video shows country singer Tim McGraw at performing at the three-day Country to Country concert in Dublin, but his performance was cut short after he collapsed on stage. The shocking moment was caught on camera by an on-looker in the audience and quickly became popular with our clients. March’s best seller is just a reminder that our newsworthy videos still are just as important as viral videos since this went on to do the best in terms of sales from clients.
Classic drunk videos like this are always successful on social media since well, we’ve all been there but maybe not quite like this! This is the hilarious moment a woman attempted to order four sambucas from the DJ booth on a night out in Manchester in the UK. The video spread like wildfire on the internet and went down a treat with our clients and our socials – it has 6.4 million views on our Facebook channel.
This is the incredible moment a tourist experiences a very close encounter with a young leopard that nearly goes wrong! The footage, captured in Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, shows the leopard approaching a jeep and sniffing a man’s leg before scratching it with its claws – leaving him with a bleeding wound. Sourced yet again by one of our newsdesk staff members, this video did well due to its shock factor as close encounters with Africa’s biggest predators don’t happen often!
Our current Wildlife video brief is of our most popular briefs to date, upload and your video may just make it on TV! If you have any footage such as the above or better be sure to check it out here: https://www.newsflare.com/videobrief/878/wildlife-videos-wante
Popular with our clients in June was this video that featured an unusual fish with a bird-shaped head. Videos that display anything unique in question, that give an “OMG” or “wow” reaction tend to do particularly well with our clients, hence why this was June’s top-selling video. The clip was shot in China after a fishing enthusiast caught the animal and people started to record the fish (believed to be a grass carp) in awe – it was eventually released in the end.
So that wraps up our best of 2018 so far! We have seen some amazing content through your uploads and we can’t wait to see what the next sixth months have in store. Whether you’re a long time contributor to Newsflare or this is the first time you are hearing of us, it’s never too late to get uploading!
You can upload directly here: https://www.newsflare.com/upload
Video Briefs: https://www.newsflare.com/videobrief