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2014 Olympics social TV advertising winners: P&G, McDonald’s, and Cadillac

sochiIn 2011, the I.O.C. was “blown away” by Comcast’s $4.38 bid for the media rights to the Olympics from 2014 through 2020. The 2014 Sochi Games comprised $775 million of the deal, which Comcast eventually won. The price may be exorbitant, but by most accounts, the 2014 Winter Olympics was a big victory for NBC.

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times: “NBC averaged 21.4 million viewers a night. That is dandy by anyone’s standard: it is like carrying Sunday Night Football, which averaged 21.7 million viewers last season, every night.”

More, according to research from iSpot.tv, six brands – Chevrolet, AT&T, Geico, McDonald’s, Visa, and BMW – each spent more than $50 million to broadcast during the Games. Procter & Gamble was not a top-15 spender, yet it was the biggest digital winner of all brands that advertised during the Games. Read more

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How Budweiser, Coca-Cola, and Esurance Won Super Bowl XLVIII

budweiser-super-bowl-2014-teaser-zipper-ft-arnold-schwarzenegger-large-5While the social conversation surrounding the Super Bowl was largely about the game itself  (despite a historic blowout ), viewers were most excited about Bruno Mars’s halftime performance and the commercials between the action. Below are three unique ways that agencies and analytics platform companies measured last night’s conversation.

Poptip, a platform that analyzes and synthesizes social conversation in real-time, measured the conversation about commercials by ‘tweets per minute,’ or, TPM*. The company found that four out of the top five brands who received the most pre-game mentions released their commercials before game day. A 30-second spot cost advertisers $4 million this year, but this did not hold Budweiser or Doritos back from running multiple ads.

Still, only four out of ten brands with the highest average TPM ran more than one commercial. Of one-commercial brands, Esurance was the clear winner: Esurance and their #EsuranceSave30 cash giveaway beat out all other advertisers for the highest sustained conversation volume in terms of average TPM. Read more

Tracking the virality of Super Bowl commercials with iSpot.tv

logo-ispot-lrAt the beginning of January we wrote about new technology from iSpot.tv that makes it easier for media buyers, brands, and agencies to correlate digital activity to linear TV advertising spend. The technology enables these stakeholders to measure the social impact of ads airing at a particular time and on a particular network.

It is all about football on Super Bowl Sunday, but February 2 is also the ‘Super Bowl of advertising.’ Capitalizing on this, iSpot.tv has created a Super Bowl Data Center, which allows consumers to watch the top commercials and pre-releases. The Data Center also ranks the commercials according to its ‘SpotShare,’ which is determined based on a commercial’s online views and social actions taken. Leading the way so far is Axe’s ‘Make Love, Not War’ commercial, which has a 21.92% SpotShare (3.4 million online views and 81,460 social actions to date). Read more

iSpot.tv unveils technology that measures digital response to TV advertising

logo-ispot-lrUntil now, brands and agencies have largely relied on social listening tools to measure social response to TV ads. But iSpot.tv, a real-time TV ad metrics platform, has just made it easier for stakeholders to correlate digital activity to the airing of national TV commercials. iSpot.tv’s platform now allows customers to monitor social actions, search activity and online video views associated with TV spots across FacebookTwitter, YouTube, Google, Bing, and Yahoo! The data will be particularly valuable to media buyers, who will be able to decide on where to allocate resources based on which networks and shows are most likely to generate a digital response for particular product categories. Read more