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Jul 09, 2021

Most Viewed Video Ads: 4th of July 2021

This year, brands celebrated the 4th of July with ad campaigns that promoted themes of unity and togetherness. As Americans move forward from the turmoil of 2020 due to the pandemic, Independence Day returns to “normal” for the first time since COVID-19. 

After a somewhat divisive 2020, much focus was placed on what separates Americans. This years’ top video ads concentrate on classic American favorites that everyone can rally behind: beer, trucks, and fireworks. 

Of the Most Viewed Video Ads from the 4th of July in 2021, two beer brands placed in the top three. Now that a large share of the country is vaccinated and cases have dramatically diminished, Americans are ready to celebrate their first major holiday. Notably, two iconic American car brands (Jeep and Dodge) also ranked within the top 10. 

Keep scrolling to see the top 10 most viewed video ads chart from the 4th of July 2021. 


In this Budweiser ad, actor Bill Pullman was featured to re-enact his witty and inspiring speech from Independence Day. Pullman revisits the iconic scene to celebrate America’s independence from COVID-19. Budweiser pledged to “buy a round” if the US hit its 70% vaccination goal. While they missed their mark, legal age drinkers can go to to claim their free beer.

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon released a 1,776-pack of beer to commemorate the year of American independence. While the 1,776-pack isn’t available to the public, they are releasing a 99-pack in the near future. The advertisement ends with the phrase,  “You’re welcome, America.”



In this nearly four-minute video, Macy’s emphasizes the resilience and bravery of everyday Americans by highlighting individual accounts of courage throughout the pandemic. Macy’s paints a picture of The Hero Within every American. The video concludes by promoting Macy’s 4th of July fireworks featuring music that promises to unite, inspire and heal Americans.



Top 10 Most Viewed Video Ads: 4th of July 2021

Rank Campaign Name Views
1 Budweiser – Go Fourth, America 3,059,598
2 Belle Tire – 4th of July Sale 2,248,984
3 Pabst Blue Ribbon – 1776 Pack 1,405,622
4 Dodge – Our ode to American muscle 576,757
5 Castlery – 4th of July Sale 436,190
6 Google – Congress is now in session 362,369
7 Macy’s – 4th of July Fireworks 324,464
8 United States Marine Corps – Happy Independence Day, America 290,179
9 Jeep – Most Patriotic Brand in America 229,458
10 Disney – Wishing you a magical Fourth of July! 108,471


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