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July 3rd, 2012

Samsung Debuts Most Effective Ad of Q2

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA.—July 3, 2012—Ace Metrix™, the new standard in television and video analytics, today announced the 10 most effective ads for the second quarter of 2012, a list led once again by Samsung, but this time for its French Door refrigerator instead of its Galaxy Note, which last quarter beat out Apple as the top mobile device advertiser.  Apple rebounded in Q2, with its celebrity themed spot starring Zoey Deschanel promoting the iPhone 4S taking the only mobile device spot on the Top 10 list.  Consumer packaged goods companies made a strong showing this quarter with ads from Lysol, Nestle, Downy, and Reynolds in the Top 10, as well as ads from restaurants Olive Garden and Applebee’s.  Finally, Lowes was the one retailer to make the list, and Audi A6 was the one automotive company to make the list.

“Notable this quarter was both Samsung and Apple’s continued aggressiveness and excellence on the creative front.  This time, Samsung’s message about its big fridge won over Americans instead of ads for Galaxy Note,” said Peter Daboll, CEO of Ace Metrix.  “It was also a big quarter for CPGs and restaurants, the unsung heroes of creative effectiveness. While many of these ads are generally not candidates for a Cannes Lion, they are critical in driving sales, raising awareness, and enhancing brand perception. Reynolds, Applebee’s and Olive Garden in particular have had multiple showings on our quarterly top ads lists and should be congratulated.” 

Most Effective TV Ads of Q2 2012*

Rank Brand Ad Title Ace Score
1 Samsung Large Appliances For Your Big Life 697
2 Lysol Cleaners The All in One Kitchen Soap 677
3 Nestle Crunch New Girls Scout Candy Bars 668
4 Downy Chandra Wilson: Touch of Comfort 659
5 Reynolds Create Real Magic 658
6 Olive Garden Great Selection 656
7 Applebee’s The Show :30 655
8 Apple iPhones Zooey Deschanel: It’s Raining 653
9 Lowe’s A Fresh New Start 652
10 Audi  Alien 651

*Definition:  Ace Score is the measure of ad creative effectiveness based on viewer reaction to national TV ads. Respondents are randomly selected and representative of the U.S. TV viewing audience.  The results are presented on a scale of 1-950, which represents scoring on creative attributes such as relevance, persuasion, watchability, information, attention, etc. This list is comprised of the highest scoring new television advertisements to have first aired nationally between April and June of 2012.

About Ace Metrix

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