The Coca-Cola Company is the Most Popular Advertiser, Winning the First TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge

Social Sentiment Tool Tracks Real-Time Response to Game Night Commercials

OMAHA, Neb.--()--It was quite a game, but ultimately The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) came out on top as the public company with the most popular game time commercials based on social sentiment, and winner of the first TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge, from TD Ameritrade, Inc.1

“These publicly traded companies spent a not-trivial amount of their advertising budget to run a spot in the big game”

Coca-Cola aired three television spots, "It’s Beautiful" and "Love Story" for Coke, and “#WannaSprite” for Sprite. The company received 8,356 positive tweets to score top honors as the most popular advertiser in the TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge.

The TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge, powered by LikeFolio, tracked social sentiment of the public companies advertising during tonight’s football 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."

TD Ameritrade gives retail investors the ability to analyze social mentions of the brands that roll up to certain publicly traded companies. Its Social Signals tool captures every positive, negative and neutral tweet about a public company and its products and brands to give an instant read on how people really feel about these companies.

The final rankings for the public companies in the 2017 TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge are as follows:













  The Coca-Cola Company   8356


  Volkswagen Group   5629


  Procter & Gamble Company   5568


  General Motors Company   5449


  Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV   4938


  T-Mobile US Inc   4675


  Honda Motor Co., Ltd.   3824


  Pepsico, Inc.   3282

The Social Signals research capabilities are the result of an ongoing collaboration with social data firm LikeFolio, which is regarded as an industry leader in utilizing social data. In 2015, TD Ameritrade worked with LikeFolio to integrate social data into the research offerings on the flagship TD Ameritrade platform. In 2016, the companies modified the offering to meet the needs of traders using the thinkorswim platform.

Past performance of a security, strategy or index is no guarantee of future results or investment success.

Inclusion of specific security names does not constitute a recommendation from TD Ameritrade to buy, sell, or hold.

Social data should not be used alone when making investment decisions. Please consult other sources of information and consider your individual financial position and goals before making an independent investment decision.

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Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

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1 TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”) is a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA ( /SIPC (


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