The BJP has been more aggressive in the first 11 weeks of the calendar year, taking up more than half the share of total political advertising from January 1 to March 16.
Compiled by Urvi Malvania.
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With elections approaching, political parties are going all out on their marketing campaigns.
While digital and social media is emerging as the new battleground, traditional platforms like TV, print and radio continue to find favour.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has been more aggressive in the first 11 weeks of the calendar year, taking up more than half the share of total political advertising from January 1 to March 16
1. The BJP has dominated political advertising this year so far with more than 50 per cent share of ad insertions across TV, print and radio by political parties.
2. The Congress comes in a far second in terms of ad insertions with a share of 1 per cent.
3. Ad insertion trend of political ads in first three weeks of 2019 for TV and print were almost same.
4. Political ad insertions highest on TV during the fifth week and 11th week compared to other mediums.
5. For first six weeks of 2019, radio was the least preferred medium for such ads. But parties used the medium from the seventh week.
6. Compared to 2014, political parties have shown a shift in platform preference.
This year, so far, radio has seen a growth of 14 per cent in political ad insertions, while print and TV have both seen a decline of 9 per cent and 83 per cent, respectively.