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Top 20 most shared video ads of 2013

It’s late November, so we’re comfortably past the point where people are no longer agitated that ‘best of the year’ lists are starting to appear already.

In fact I’ve already got my 'Best Korean Pop Albums' and 'Favourite Men’s Health Straplines (abs category)' lists all lined up and ready to go. In a listicle heavy year, this Winter will be the ultimate in year-end countdown meltdown, or Listageddon as I’m pushing for the late November period to be renamed.

Hot off the presses today (I'm sure there's a more up-to-date cliche then that) and towering above the rest is Unruly with its Top 20 most shared ads of 2013.

This one’s good because it’s based on fact, not the opinion of some feckless pundit.

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Six examples of prankvertising: they’re big but are they clever?

Watch out, brands are about!

The latest trend in advertising has its roots in the hoary old world of Candid Camera style practical jokes, or to use a UK equivalent, Beadle’s About.

Although the extended televised prank has long fallen out of fashion in the UK (though Dom Joly is inexplicably back on TV) the USA has seen a huge and seemingly never-ending revival of extreme stunts and japes thanks to Jackass and Punk’d.

Although Punk’d just had Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity mates having their Mercedes Benz’s fake-bumped into, the current crop of prankvertisements are aiming for real shock value to achieve notoriety and therefore virality.

Here are six of the most recent examples:

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