Ed-tech category leads ad volumes during IPL 14: TAM data

Sporta Technologies (Dream11) and Think and Learn (BYJUs, WhiteHat Jr) were top advertisers.

Mumbai: The ad volumes during 51 matches of IPL 14 grew by six per cent compared to IPL 13, according to TAM Media Research data. Ed-tech emerged as the top advertising category for this year’s edition, the data revealed.

The TAM data looked at ad volumes across 24 Star network channels for IPL 14 and 21 channels for IPL 13. Only data for live matches was counted, pre-mid-post programming ads were excluded.

The tally of advertisers grew by 10 per cent while brand count decreased by two per cent versus the previous season. Parent companies of the brands Dream11 and PhonePe were among the top five advertisers for both seasons of the tournament. The top five advertisers contributed up to 20 per cent share of ad volumes.

This year ed-tech was the top category advertiser during the tournament with 10 per cent share of ad volumes. Last year, the mobile handset category was the leader in terms of ad volumes with the same share. Gaming (nine per cent), digital wallets (seven per cent), pan masala (five per cent) and aerated soft drinks (five per cent) were the other top advertising categories.

The top advertisers for the season include Sporta Technologies (Dream11) (six per cent), Think and Learn (four per cent), FX Mart (PhonePe) (four per cent), EPX Uptech (Upstox) (three per cent), KP Pan Foods (three per cent). The top five brands were Dream11, PhonePe, Upstox, JDmart, and Cred and combined contributed up to 18 per cent of ad volumes.

There were 30 new advertising categories visible during IPL 14 compared to the previous season. The top five new categories were securities/share broking, fans, hair dyes, pipes/PVC fittings, and hospitals/clinics. This year two-wheelers, wires and cables, banking services and products, washing powders/liquids, and namkeen categories did not advertise during the tournament.

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