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Battle of the Retail Brands: How Walmart and Macy’s Competed For TV Viewers In July

by Allen Bush, CMO, Alphonso July was a big month for TV advertising in the retail industry, with big-box titans Walmart and Macy’s, which are both releasing earnings this week, making significant outlays to reach their target customers. With Alphonso TV data for both brands, we took a close look at how each spent their TV ad dollars last month. Walmart was the big buyer, spending more than three times as much as Macy’s. Over[…]

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The Bottled Water Wars

Diving into the TV advertising of two top bottled water brands – Poland Springs and Fiji Water – over the course of Q2 reveals two very different approaches to getting water into the hands of consumers. Poland Springs went “all in” with one commercial during the quarter, spending nearly $4.1 million on ad time – with a significant amount of airings on World Cup-related programming. There were airings on “Nightline,” “Master Chef,” and “American Idol”[…]

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OTC analgesic makers’ ads seek pain relief from private label

By: TS Kelly This story originally appeared in Drug Store News. Over-the-counter analgesic pain reliever tablets captured over $4 billion in sales in 2017, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. Good news for brands in the category? Not so fast. Data from IRI shows that private labels took the lead over name brands last year, with aggregate sales of approximately $1.21 billion. Pardon the pun—but this is undoubtedly a major headache for big name[…]

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All the Brands that Fit: Favorite News Networks Among Top Advertisers

by TS Kelly, SVP Research, Alphonso Political leanings are somewhat easy to spot among the US cable news outlets – there’s no arguing that MSNBC leans progressive, Fox News conservative and CNN more moderate. The brands advertising on each news network also reveal some distinct patterns. For example, in the minds of auto brand marketers, CNN viewers drive BMWs, MSNBC folks are split between Jeeps and Cadillacs, while Fox News viewers drive their GMC trucks[…]

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Romancing the Customer: Top Fragrance Brands and Valentine's Day

by TS Kelly, SVP Research Alphonso While the fourth quarter is typically a crowded field among perfume heavyweights, a select few brands look to Valentine’s Day to romance new customers. Dior and Chanel were the strongest scents by far among top TV ad spenders in Q4 ’17. These two brands alone represented approximately a third of all measured TV ad spend in the category ($76.4M) for the quarter. Among the rest in the category, there[…]

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Get Real-Time Viewership Metrics and Attribution for Super Bowl Ads

The biggest TV event of the year will be upon us soon. 110M+ viewers will be watching exceptionally creative commercials specifically made for the big game, and sold at $5 million per spot. Many watch the game just for the commercials! And yet, until today, we could never discern the true value of these extravagant TV investments. That changes this year. With our new Super Bowl Ad Insights Center, Alphonso will provide live, real-time TV[…]

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