Are $1.8 Million TV Ads for the Oscars Worth it for Advertisers?

BrandAds to Release Study that Reveals the Effectiveness of Ads Airing During the TV Broadcast of the Oscars

Feb 28, 2014, 12:00 ET from BrandAds

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

What: On Tuesday, March 4th BrandAds will share results from its first annual Oscars Ad Effectiveness Study where the company will survey more than 10,000 participants to determine how effective Oscars ads actually are – and if they are worth upwards of the $1.8 million price tag for a thirty-second ad.


Who: Last year 40 million viewers tuned into the Academy Awards, and even more viewers are expected to watch the March 2nd broadcast. Advertisers are paying top dollar to run their ads during the Oscars in order to reach this massive audience.

When: The results will be made available on Tuesday, March 4th at 9:00am PT

Where: The full results from the study will be posted on the BrandAds blog here:

Why: ABC announced recently that they sold out their advertising inventory for the March 2nd broadcast of the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Media buyers also told the LA Times that the network sought between $1.7 million and $1.85 million for a 30-second ad spot for this year's event. But does this investment pay off for advertisers?  The study will reveal the effectiveness of airing ads during the TV broadcast of the Oscars based on change in likelihood to purchase.

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