Retailers join December TV Social Lift Rankings leading into holidays

Heading into the holidays, brands look to connect with consumers who are sifting through seemingly endless options for gift ideas. This past December, retailers like Ebay, Walmart, Amazon, and more connected with audiences across digital and TV, seeing a lift in social media engagement following their TV advertising. Read on to see which other retailers joined the rankings.

  • eBay kept the top spot for broadcast advertisers in December, thanks in part to ads featuring a young girl driving a Dune Buggy.
  • Taco Bell’s humorous ads for deals on Chalupa Boxes, burritos, and Rolled Chicken Tacos resonated with viewers, helping the brand take the number two spot for broadcast and number three for cable.
  • Walmart’s ads featuring its commitment to create 1 million manufacturing jobs helped the brand take the top cable spot.
  • Frequent top advertiser Arby’s rejoined the top two this month with ads highlighting deals on various menu offerings.

Methodology from 4C:

To assess the TV ads generating the greatest consumer response on social media, 4C fuses data from Teletrax, its global TV monitoring network covering more than 1,300 U.S. Channels in all 210 DMAs, and its proprietary social affinity database with engagements from 2+ billion social media users across Facebook and Twitter.

By comparing each brand’s social media engagements in the two-minute period after the start of a TV ad to the brand’s average social media engagement rate, 4C calculates the TV Social Lift Impact. Ultimately this is a measure of how much more likely a consumer is to engage with with the brand on social media after seeing its TV ad.

For example, eBay’s 165.6% TV Social Lift Impact means eBay’s broadcast TV ads increased eBay’s social engagements by 165.6% in the two minutes following the start of an ad.

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