Global ad growth driven by digital formats

Global ad growth driven by digital formats

According to the latest adspend forecasts from Zenith, a host of digital formats including social media, in-feed ads, paid content, online video and native advertising are helping to fuel the growth in global advertising. Between 2016 and 2019 Zenith said the ‘innovative’ digital ad formats will drive 14% annual growth in total display advertising, a category that still also includes traditional banner ads. Total display expenditure will rise from US$84bn to US$126bn over this period, accounting for 64% of all the growth in global ad expenditure. By 2019 total display will account for 50.4% of internet advertising expenditure, exceeding 50% for the first time. For the UK, Zenith forecasts total display to grow by 5% a year to 2019, when it will account for 37% of internet advertising expenditure. Zenith said most of the growth is coming from social media (which will grow at 20% a year) and online video (which will grow at 21% a year). “Internet display is coming into its own as a brand-building media, powered by social media and online video,” said Jonathan Barnard, head of forecasting and director of global intelligence at Zenith. “But the distinctions between online video and traditional television are being eroded, and the two work together much better than they do separately.” Zenith forecasts that global advertising expenditure will grow 4% to US$558bn by the end of 2017. This is down fractionally from the forecast of 4.2% that it made in June. The UK was the stand-out growth market in Western Europe from 2011 to 2016, growing at an average of 7.3% a year. However, a slowing economy, gathering inflation,...
Which TV Ads the public chose as their favourite in 2016?

Which TV Ads the public chose as their favourite in 2016?

Which TV Ads did the public choose as their most favourite of 2016? Answered by Adwatch, who has charted the year’s 20 best-recalled TV brands, the ten most memorable individual ads and the ten best-liked commercials. The favourite advert of 2016 is McVitie’s “Kittens”.   The highest recalled advert of 2016 is “Epic squads” for Moneysupermarket.com.   The best overall recalled advertising for an entire year is for  DFS.   DFS’s high recollection is attributed in part to it’s Team GB sponsorship, and it’s focus on the DFS history, quality, British craftsmanship, 15-year guarantees and handmade-to-order sofas.     So it appears that animals, brand mascots and celebrities work best for recollection and popularity.   Best Recalled Brands Rank Last year Brand Points* Mentions* TV adspend £m** Total adspend £m** 1 3 DFS 151 27 42.56 66.33 2 2 Aldi 112 20 41.97 68.88 3 1 Sky TV 104 16 90.40 188.67 4 6 Argos 84 17 32.05 38.96 5 11 Oak Furniture Land 81 10 22.34 22.70 6 13= Tesco 76 8 32.47 61.05 7 4 McDonald’s 70 13 47.52 77.36 8 5 Comparethemarket.com 66 7 26.23 30.79 9 18 Lidl 61 12 41.03 72.17 10 – Amazon 57 8 42.72 64.07 11 – Philadelphia 47 6 5.81 6.89 12 20= Walkers 46 5 20.56 20.85 13 – Gocompare.com 45 5 17.81 21.05 14= 13= BT 37 8 57.71 132.02 14= 10 Morrisons 37 10 26.00 51.68 16 – Cadbury 34 4 15.42 24.12 17= 8= Asda 32 7 33.58 67.18 17= – B&Q 32 4 15.04 24.30 17= – Müller 32 4 21.76 24.76 20= 8= Iceland...
UK Adspend looking positive despite Brexit gloom

UK Adspend looking positive despite Brexit gloom

Adspend in the UK is forecast to grow for the eighth successive year in 2017, with predicted growth up from 5.8% to 7.2%, according to the latest figures from the WPP media agency group. Upgraded growth forecasted for Group M this year – up from 6.3% to 7.2% for 2016. Traditional media advertising spend is predicted to fall from -1.1% to -2.6% for 2016 and from +0.5% to -1.4% in 2017 TV ad spend is expected to be down 0.1% this year and up 1.0% in 2017. A growth in cinema advertising is expected by 1% in 2016 and by 3.4% in 2017 following a huge increase of 21.5% in 2015. Pure-play digital ad market share has risen to 52% this year and is predicted to grow up to 55% next year. A 15% rise in digital display demand is likely for next year, with paid search accelerating and remaining the largest driver of growth. Are you undecided on the best channels to suit your marketing objectives? Contact our friendly team on 02921 320 200 or email info@themediaangel.co.uk for award-winning media planning and buying...
Marketers report increased adspend despite falling confidence amid Brexit

Marketers report increased adspend despite falling confidence amid Brexit

According to the IPA’s Bellwether Report, UK marketers have “held their nerve” in the face of an uncertain business climate following the UK’s Brexit vote. In Q3 of 2016 13.4% out of 300 marketers surveyed increased their ad spend. An increase of 10.7% from Q2. However, the advertising market remains uncertain since Brexit having an impact on financial prospects over Q3. 12.1% of marketers were pessimistic about their industry’s financial prospects down from -8.1% in Q2 and the lowest recorded figure by the survey since Q4 in 2012. However, they seemed more confident in their own businesses during Q3 with 31% expressing optimism and a net balance of 10.6% but down on Q2 which posted 13.7%. The report forecast ad spend up  1.9%, from the expectation of 0.2% decline, but it expects a 0.7% drop in 2017. A growth of adspend is projected for 2018  up  +0.2% , 2019 +2.4%, 2020 +2.7% Events budgets grew in Q3 by +9.9% Internet budgets grew in Q3 +4.9%. Main media advertising fell by 3.8%, in Q3 compared to a rise in Q2 of 9.3%. PR was down -1.1% in Q3 whilst market research fell by -2.3% and sales promotions by -4.0% The report further shows that a positive forecast is now predicted for ad spend growth in 2016 and that with the negotiations in Brexit beginning, a tougher 2017 seems inevitable. The Media Angel team keep updated on market trends to get the best outcomes for our clients. Get in touch today on 02921 320 200 or email us at Standout@themediaangel.co.uk to discuss the best mix channels for your marketing...
Cinema Advertising Spend Increases

Cinema Advertising Spend Increases

Cinema advertising spend appears to be increasing due to its audience targeting, technology investments and blockbuster hits. · 2015 saw 20.8% growth in advertising revenue to 238 million driven by blockbusters including Star wars and James Bond. · 2016 predicts further 4% growth. · 1st quarter 2016 saw 26% increase yr on yr. Cinema recommends advertisers build brands to provide a long term value and a sustainable growth in return. By utilising the 90-second slot with cinema specific creatives and understanding cinema audiences provides the first step to brand building where advertisers can tell a great story around the brand, entertaining the audience who have come to watch a storytelling film. For example,  Airbnb launched a split-screen experience in the, UK for its ‘Don’t go there. Live there’ campaign. It gave cinema audiences the ability to see two alternative travel experiences simultaneously by using specialised bifocal glasses that employ adapted 3D technology. http://www.sawa.com/ Cinematic innovation also allows advertisers to use 4D screenings that use mechanics in seats to move viewers, pump smells and spray water to reflect the action on the screen, it’s all about the audience experiencing things together socially and then sharing this o social media. The English National Opera (ENO) found that targeting also increases effectiveness of cinema. They focused it’s cinema activity on one region enabling it to run activity for 11 weeks in premium releases, it showcased it’s Madam Butterfly opera highlighting the visual appeal of the production and increased it’s sales targets by 6% . By appearing in cinema it positions itself as a blockbuster production whilst allowing it to showcase the visually appealing...

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