Multiscreening has overtaken m-commerce and watching video to become the most significant consumer behaviour for the marketing industry in India, as per the “State of the Industry 2022 - Modern Marketing In India” report launched by MMA in association with WARC.
The report states that to drive growth in the digital age, marketing needs to modernise a specific set of capabilities and mindsets. This report – a collaboration between WARC and MMA APAC – examines how the industry is approaching the challenges, with a focus on current trends and future opportunities.
Some of the key takeaways from the report are:
- There is expected to be significant growth in digital marketing spend over the next 12 months.
- OTTs are seen as one of the most significant consumer behaviours in India, more so than across the rest of APAC.
- Multiscreening has overtaken m-commerce and watching video to become the most significant consumer behaviour for the marketing industry in India.
- Two-thirds of marketers expect the metaverse to significantly impact digital marketing in the next five years.
- The removal of third-party cookies and continued impact of Apple’s ATT is seen as more significant to Indian marketers than those elsewhere in APAC.
- A majority of marketers are using data analytics and collection to drive improvements in their digital marketing.
- Around a fifth of marketers currently use AR/VR to drive improvements in marketing, but over half expect it to be the most significant technology for marketing in two years’ time.
- Budgets are seen as the biggest obstacle to digital marketing growth in India, followed by measurement and skills.
The report goes on to add that advertisers should:
- Consider introducing new data and metrics that help you understand how to capture and maintain the attention of ‘multiscreen’ audiences.
- Look for ways to deepen your understanding of emerging technologies (e.g. AI, AR/VR) that are predicted to have a significant role in marketing in the future.
- Consider putting more emphasis on brand loyalty as a means of generating business value.
For agencies, the report suggests that they should:
• Focus on identifying new sources of audience data and insight to help clients reduce their dependence on third-party cookies.
• With budgets presenting the biggest barrier to digital marketing growth, the need to deliver cost efficient solutions takes on even greater importance.
• As reliance on engagement and behavioural metrics increases, there is a need to educate clients on more credible measures of advertising effectiveness.
The full report can be accessed by clicking here.