MUMBAI: Nielsen has released its Global Adview Pulse for the Q3-2014. The report puts out the latest figures on the state of the advertising market across traditional and new media platforms, globally.
The biggest take away from the report was that the Asia Pacific ad spend picked up speed in Q3. Global advertising spending rose 3.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2013, closing the first three quarters of 2013 also at 3.2 per cent. Asia Pacific’s powerhouse ad market expanded further, growing by 7.0 per cent for the period January to September. China (up 16.7 per cent), Indonesia (22.1 per cent), and Malaysia (15.7 per cent) contributed to the growth, with the largest decline within the region seen in Australia and South Korea (both down by 2.9 per cent for the year – to date).
As per the report, Television continues to be the favorite medium through which advertisers attempt to reach their consumers, commanding a 57.6 per cent share of all spending and growing 4.3 per cent. Display Internet, though representing a smaller share of spends at 4.5 percent grew significantly by 32.4 percent. Nielsen points out that the one area in which Internet shows its might is in that of multi-screen advertising, which involves media buys that extend across web, mobile and more.
Outdoor too saw an increase of 5.1 per cent while newspapers, magazine, cinema and radio saw a dip in the ad spend figured. Newspapers saw the biggest dip with 2.2 per cent followed by cinema with 1.3 per cent. The reason for the same is that advertisers increasingly continue to move their ad budgets to both television and display Internet.
Industry & Services and FMCG advertising continued their reign as the macro sectors with the highest percentage growth during the first three quarters of 2013. The Industry & Services macro sector, driven by advertising in the Property category, saw an impressive 33.9 percent increase in the Asia Pacific, while the sector dropped by 5.7 per cent in North America (mostly due to US election advertising, which took place in Q3-2012).
Automotive advertisers put on the brakes globally, cutting ad spend by 1.9 per cent for the year-to-date. Automotive advertisers in Europe cut budgets by 11.2 per cent, while advertisers in the Asia Pacific reduced spending by 6.8 per cent.
As global economy stabilises and sees a better prospect and Asia Pacific’s ad market continues to gain momentum, the information and measurement company plans to keep a check on the global advertising market and its growth trajectory.