eCommerce, jewellery brands among most advertised on television

BENGALURU: The annual ‘Big Billion Day’ and ‘Great Indian Festival sale’ will be back soon – and the respective players are quite noisy about them on television. Innovative creatives, rehashes of previous creatives are back to announce the big great deals that will be on offer. Flipkart’s annual Big Billion Day television communication has newer stories from kids acting as adults while speaks of getting big discounts without the effort of having to check out the best deals in the market to promote its Great Indian Festival sale.

The festival season in India is approaching, and, along with it offers from eCommerce players and jewellers. As decibels increase for attracting eyeballs and consumers, brands from these two genres are amongst the most advertised on television during the recent weeks according to Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly data.

In week 35 of 2017, (Saturday, 26th August 2017 to Friday, 1 September 2017), was the most advertised brand on television with 14,985 insertions and LalithaJewelly was the second most advertised brand with 13,856 insertions according to BARC’s weekly list ofTop 10 Brands Across Genre: All India (U+R) : 2+ Individuals. In week 36 (Saturday, 2 September 2017 to Friday, 8 September 2017), Lalitha Jewellery was the most advertised brand on television with a jaw-dropping 16,301 insertions followed by with 11,329 insertions at second place. Not far behind these two at rank 3 was Indian eCommerce player with 11,900 and 10,130 insertions in weeks 35 and 36 respectively.

Both and Lalitha Jewellery have been present 15 times each during the first 36 weeks of 2017 in BARC’s weekly top 10 brands list. Of these, has been the most advertised brand for eight weeks, including during the first three weeks of 2017. Lalitha Jewellers has been the most advertised brand on television in terms of insertions for five of the first 36 weeks of 2017. found itself in BARC’s weekly top 10 brands list for the first time in week 35 of 2017 and again in week 36 of 2017, as the third most advertised brand in terms of insertions during both the weeks.

Please refer to the chart below for the BARC’s list of most advertised brands in week 35 and 36 of 2017


While FMCG brands are the most advertised brands in general, as September 20 approaches viewers are likely to be bombarded with more and more eCommere ads.The period of Navratra’s and Diwali are considered as auspicious days for buying gold, automobiles, apparel, consumer durables, etc., by many Indians. Data for the most advertised brands over the next few weeksshould be quite interesting.

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