Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy Have ‘Best’ Holiday Ads

December 19, 2008

This article is included in these additional categories:

Brand Metrics | CPG & FMCG | Men | Promotions, Coupons & Co-op | Retail & E-Commerce | Television | Women | Youth & Gen X

Asked which retailer has the best holiday TV commercial, consumers ranked Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Kohl’s as favorites, according to a survey conducted for the NRF’s Retail Advertising and Marketing Association by BIGresearch.

Other retailers on the top 10 list include Sears, Kmart, JCPenney, Old Navy, and Toys “R” Us, writes Retailer Daily.


Among other findings of the survey:

  • Nearly one in five consumers (17.5%) were motivated to shop with a retailer once they saw the company’s ad, while 39.0% said they already shopped there.
  • Young adults were more inclined to shop with a retailer after viewing their ad (29.6%), while adults 65 and over were the hardest to sway with only 8.7% saying they were influenced by a retailer’s commercial.
  • Women (19.2%) were more likely to be persuaded by holiday ads than men (15.7%).
  • While television advertisements caught shoppers’ attention, other tried-and-true marketing tactics also influenced shoppers:
    • 44.6% of consumers said coupons were a factor in determining where to shop this year, up from 35.2% last year.
    • Consumers said they were also swayed by advertising inserts (30.1%), newspaper ads (24.5%), direct mail (18.5%) and email advertisements (15.8%).


About the survey: Conducted for RAMA by BIGresearch, polled 8,860 consumers December 2-9, 2008 by asking them to write in their favorite holiday television advertisement.

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