Airtel Cellular continues as largest TV advertiser in week 46

BENGALURU: Airtel Phone Services (Airtel Cellular) has been the largest advertiser on television for 4 weeks in row, starting from BARC week 43 (22 October 2016 to 28 October 2016) until BARC week 46 (12 November 2016 to 18 November 2016).

The brand had 9,229; 9,370; 10,387 and 9,444 spots or television ad insertions in BARC weeks 43; 44; 45 and 46 respectively, the highest during all the four weeks.

It may be noted that BARC weeks 43,44 and 45 could be termed as festival or Diwali weeks for India in 2016, the period during and after which Airtel Cellular continues to top the charts. In weeks 41 (8 October 2016 to 14 October 2016) and 42, (15 October 2016 to 21 October 2016) food and confectionary brand Cadbury had topped the charts and stood at second place in week 40 (1 October 2016 to 7 October 2016).  Dettol had stood at the numero uno position in week 40.

While Auto, jewellery and food brands have been conspicuous by their absence from the top ten brands list in terms of TV ad spots since week 45, the central government made an appearance at ninth (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) and tenth (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation) places in list in week 46.  Please refer to Figure A below for data on the list of top 10 brands in terms of television ads (top 10list).

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As indicated in the figure above, FMCG brands continue to rule the top ten list in week 46 with five brands and 51.80 percent of the sum of the insertions by the top 10 brands. FMCG was followed by two mobile services brands Airtel Cellular and Vodafone Flex (22.94 percent of the sum of the insertions by the top 10 brands. The Central government with two ministries among the top 10 list and with 16.38 percent of the sum of the insertions by the top 10 brands was next with the sole Online entry – with 6,536 insertions and 8.89 percent of the sum of the ad spots by the top 10 brands.

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