The 10 Most-Shared Brands on Instagram Video

40% of the popular 15-second vids are marketing efforts

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MTV, the National Basketball Association, the Peanuts cartoon, GoPro and the Miami Heat are the top brands on Instagram video when it comes to shares, per a study from Unruly Media. In research that spanned from Sept. 9 to Oct. 9, the London-based company found that around 80 brands are marketing with Instagram video.

Here is the top 10—not counting music/TV/film entertainers—with share stats from the one-month research period:

1. MTV — 134,110

2. NBA — 68,463

3. Peanuts — 43,227

4. GoPro — 35,097

5. Miami Heat — 28,465

6. Wendy's — 23,833

7. Topshop — 23,347

8. Starbucks — 22,035

9. ABC — 21,782

10. HBO's Girls — 21,769

It appears that early on, brands are taking up a sizable but not quite dominant amount of space in the Instagram video ecosystem. Forty percent of the most-shared 15-second vids are marketing efforts, Unruly found.

The findings are particularly eye-opening since the Facebook-owned app just added a video feature in June.

Other intriguing Unruly data from the one-month dig:

  • MTV had 84 videos in the top 1,000, inspiring 134,110 shares across Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Peanuts' Snoopygram was the most viral branded video on Instagram with 26,962 shares, followed by EA Sport's FIFA 14 (16,499 shares) and HBO's popular TV show Girls (15,376).
  • There were 176,016 Instagram total videos shared on Twitter, which represents 10 percent of the YouTube spots shared on Twitter during the same period (1,871,530).
  • Not surprisingly, nine out of 10 Instagram video shares happened via Facebook.
  • Most-popular verticals were entertainment and apparel.
  • Justin Bieber claimed 14 of the top 20 most-shared Instagram videos, with his top three videos generating a total of 522,029 shares.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.