From the coin toss to the post-game wrap up, #SB49 saw advertisers bring their creative firepower to Twitter as they looked to drive conversations during yesterday’s thrilling game between the @Patriots and the @Seahawks.
For the last three years, we ran #AdScrimmage to celebrate the in-game commercial that garnered the most votes via Tweets. This year, in order to better reflect the true nature of the brand conversations on Twitter, we broadened the definition of “vote” to include brand, commercial and other related mentions, starting from the coin toss to when the clock hits 0:00 (the live window). This more accurately reflects which advertiser saw the most conversation on Twitter. We’re calling the victor this year’s #TopSpot.
To get a better sense of what the real-time conversation spikes around these three brands looked like on Twitter, take a look at this visualization:
(Click on image to see interactive map)
Measurement of the #TopSpot included mentions of the brand and/or the commercial. Organic conversation that counts toward this measurement consists of the number of original Tweets mentioning a brand advertising spot in a variety of forms, including:
That’s it for this year’s competition! To see all of your favorite commercials from this year’s Super Bowl, follow @TopSpot.