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Among companies that advertised during the big game, these generated the highest positive social media activity as measured by LikeFolio.
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The TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge, powered by LikeFolio, used proprietary social data tracking technology to see which publicly traded companies got the right buzz during the Big Game. The Ad Challenge tracked social sentiment of the public companies that advertised during the Big Game from 6 pm through 11 pm ET. The two key data points considered were the volume of tweets about the advertiser and the overall sentiment of the tweets. These companies were then ranked based on total number of positive tweets to determine the winner.
“These publicly traded companies spent a not-trivial amount of their advertising budget to run a spot in the big game," said Nicole Sherrod, managing director of trading, TD Ameritrade. “Just like our clients use social sentiment to validate whether consumers are favoring the products that a brand produces, we can use the same capability to gauge consumer reaction to TV commercials."
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We identified US-listed stocks and American Depository Receipts of companies that advertised during Super Bowl 51. We filtered out companies with a share price of less than $1.00 or a market capitalization less than $100 million, and excluded illiquid stocks by screening companies for liquidity i.e. average bid-ask spreads, dollar volume traded, etc.
Finally our proprietary optimization engine determined the constituent stocks based on the number of “definitely positive” mentions for their brands and products during the game. The eight companies with the highest positive mentions made it onto this list.
LikeFolio is a social data analytics firm specializing in quantifying consumer mentions of the brands and products owned by publicly traded companies.How are these weighted?
Companies are equally weighted.
|Watchlist||Change Today||1 Month Return||1 Year Return||Total Return|
|Big Game Advertising Winners||-0.93%||+15.88%||-24.95%||-16.01%|
|Symbol||Company Name||Last Price||Change||% Change||Market Time||Volume||Avg Vol (3 month)||Market Cap|
|KO||The Coca-Cola Company||50.45||-0.10||-0.20%||4:00 p.m. EDT||23.75M||15.51M||216.70B|
|PEP||PepsiCo, Inc.||131.47||-1.73||-1.30%||4:00 p.m. EDT||7.47M||4.12M||182.04B|
|TMUS||T-Mobile US, Inc.||110.72||-1.19||-1.06%||4:00 p.m. EDT||8.82M||7.10M||144.14B|
|BUD||Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV||57.56||-0.44||-0.76%||4:00 p.m. EDT||1.45M||1.78M||113.16B|
|GM||General Motors Company||31.5||-0.42||-1.32%||4:00 p.m. EDT||15.02M||14.70M||45.08B|
|HMC||Honda Motor Co., Ltd.||24.72||-0.21||-0.84%||4:00 p.m. EDT||775.50k||680.11k||42.64B|
|VLKAY||Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft||-||-||-||6:07 p.m. EDT||-||-||-|
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So owners took matters into their own hands, dumping their vehicles or occasionally burning them (in the 1950s, auto fires accounted for about 5% of ambient air pollution).Fortunately, a few scrappy entrepreneurs in Texas, seeing an opportunity in all that abandoned metal, sought an alternative. Their solution was a complex shredding machine that reduced cars to fist-sized chunks that were separated via magnets and other processes (the second-ever shredder has been declared a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark). Today, there are hundreds of auto shredders in the U.S., and nobody spends much time thinking about abandoned cars.In many respects, plastics present a similar problem. Manufacturers developed them without any plan for disposal or recycling. Worse, different plastics are often used together and separating them can be uneconomical. Plastics aren’t impossible to recycle — a decade ago, China was home to tens of thousands of small, profitable businesses doing just that — but recycling them in a safe and environmentally sound manner is challenging and expensive.Five years ago, Chinese demand for American plastics allowed consumers and regulators to overlook these problems. But thanks to China’s restrictions, as well as heightened awareness of ocean plastics and other negatives associated with the material, manufacturers, regulators and — most important — innovators are finally paying attention. According to one recent analysis, reuse and recycling could be a $60 billion market for the petrochemicals and plastics sector, representing almost two-thirds of its profits growth by 2030.As a result of all of these factors, the most intensive research-and-development effort in the 200-year history of the recycling industry is underway. 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Recycling will be essential to managing all that trash — and that’s no lie.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Adam Minter is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is the author of “Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade” and "Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale."For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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