TV ad volumes of personal healthcare sector rose by 2% in Jan-Sep'22: TAM AdEx report

Mumbai: In comparison to January-September 2021, the personal healthcare sector’s ad volume trend witnessed a two per cent rise in television during the same period in 2022. In a report released by AdEx India, a division of TAM Media Research, rubs and balms topped the list of personal healthcare categories on TV with an ad volume share of 20 per cent.

Antiseptic creams and liquids (17 per cent), digestives (12 per cent), medicated skin treatments (11 per cent), a variety of OTC products (11 per cent), vitamins, tonics, and health supplements (nine per cent), cough lozenges (six per cent), antacids (three per cent), condoms (two per cent), and analgesics and cold tablets (two per cent) were the top ten categories that accounted for 93 per cent of total ad volumes between January and September 22.

Reckitt Benckiser India topped the list of the top 10 advertisers in the personal healthcare sector with more than a third of sector ad volumes in Jan-Sep'22, followed by Procter & Gamble and Smithkline Beecham with a 10 per cent and seven per cent share, respectively.

Additionally, the report found that over 500 brands had advertised on television between Jan-Sep ’22, of which 42 per cent share of the ad volumes were accounted for by the top 10 brands. Moreover, the report stated that over 200 exclusive brands had advertised within the personal healthcare sector during the same period.

The top two channel genres, general entertainment channels (GECs) and news, had an equal share of 29 per cent of the sector’s ad volumes. Movies (23 per cent), music (12 per cent), and kids (three per cent) are the other three channel genres that account for 95 per cent of the sector's contribution to TV ad volumes.

Furthermore, the report obscured the fact that feature films were the top programme genre, accounting for a 26 per cent share of the sector and its volumes, and that the top three programme genres combined for 58 per cent of the sector's ad volume.

On TV, prime time was the most preferred time-band for the sector ads. The combined share of all three time bands, prime time, afternoon, and morning, stood at more than 70 per cent of ad volumes.

According to the report, advertisers in the personal healthcare sector preferred ad lengths of less than 40 seconds on television. While 20-40 second and less than 20 second ads combined for more than 98 per cent of total ad volumes between January and September’22,

Ad Insertions in the personal healthcare sector on digital mediums increased 2.6-fold between January and September’22 of this year compared to the same period in 2021.

The top 10 categories of the sector had a 95 per cent share of ad insertions during Jan-Sep'22 with hearing aids topping the list with a 30 per cent share, followed by vitamins/tonics/health supplements (24 per cent) and range of OTC products (11 per cent) and corporate-pharma/healthcare (11 per cent).

The top 10 advertisers in the sector on digital were led by Sundries Hearing Solutions with a 30 per cent share of ad insertions, followed by Sun Pharmaceutical and Johnson & Johnson at four per cent each.

Display ads were found to account for more than half of sector ad insertions between January and September 22 under the banner of creative types and digital platforms. Among the digital platforms, desktop video topped with a 31 per cent share, which was followed by desktop digital at 23 per cent and mobile display at 17 per cent, the report claimed.

In the print advertising medium, the personal healthcare sector discovered a three per cent fall in ad space during Jan-Sep ’22 in comparison to the same period in 2021.

The report further pointed out that in the list of the top 10 categories, vitamins/tonics/health supplements lead the chart with a 23 per cent share of ad volumes.

According to the findings in the report, the top 10 categories accounted for 93 per cent of the total share. SBS Biotech was the top promoter during the period with a 35 per cent share of the total ad space. Furthermore, it is observed that the top 10 advertisers garnered a 65 per cent share of the sector’s ad space.

1,400 brands were present during the Jan-Sep’22 period, where the top 10 brands had a 41 per cent share of the sector’s ad space. In addition, from January to September'21, the report discovered over 700 exclusive brands in the personal healthcare sector.

Hindi accounted for 51 per cent of the sector ad space for languages, followed by Marathi at 17 per cent and English at eight per cent.

The genre of general interest publications has captured 98.7 per cent of the sector's ad space. According to the report, 24 per cent of ad space in the personal healthcare sector was with various promotional offers, and volume promotion had a 74 per cent share of ad space among sales promotions.



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