Way2net recognized as a Leading Digital Marketing Agency on Clutch.co!

Agencia de Marketing Digital líder

Way2net works Way2hard to become a Leading Digital Marketing Agency and to make sure your business has the resources it needs to distinguish itself and to be successful in the ever growing online market. With our expertise in Business Development, Web Design, Online Marketing, Internet Advertising, and Digital Strategy, we know how to help you get where you want to go.

To give our word more significance, we are very happy to report that we have recently been recognized by Clutch’s as one of their Top Digital Marketing Agencies in Argentina! Our excellent team of marketers continuously produces results so remarkable that Clutch even ranked us as one of the top recommended Digital Marketing Agencies in Latin America on Clutch’s leaders matrix as well!

Leading Digital Marketing Agency

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Here’s what some of our esteemed clients had to say about our collaborations:

Leading Digital Marketing Agency

 

“Their knowledge of digital platforms and ability to understand a very specific industry like ours is outstanding.” – CEO, Grupo MCI

“They’re a true partner that knows our business.” “Their work has helped grow the number of clients substantially”- Director of Client Solutions, Go Global 

 

It was stellar reviews like this that got us the accolades we’ve received. Check out Way2Net’s profile to read more great client reviews!

Smart Watches: New opportunities for personalized marketing

Relógios inteligentes

relojes inteligentes

The emergence of mobile and other devices has changed the way we live and what we expect from brands. We intend to constantly receive information and, in order to facilitate the measurements of athletes performance, smart watches and bracelets appeared and carry different sensors: accelerometer, GPS, compass and even the ability to measure heart rate.

More and more people are encouraged to buy these devices to be measured, and this year 17.4 million will be sold, 12% more than last year.

Along with the data collected applications appear to presented in graphical form the results of daily monitoring. These apps serve to improve and draw new objectives, like number of steps, calories burned, mileage and speed.

This tools are increasingly used by brands that are pending in “I want to know” micro-moment, and this become a great opportunity to accompany the user experience. Most important sports brands have their own measurement app: “Runtastic” from Adidas; “RunKeeper” from Asics and “Nike Plus” from Nike.

Brands take advantage of this personalized marketing channel , based on data registered users, and together with a specialized team offer useful messages to accompany these processes. The aim of brands is to provide useful tools to their potential consumers, help improve their performance and turn them into loyal customers.

How should brands make its appearance?

  • The way consumer fractured into thousands of micro moments in real time with purchase intent is an opportunity for brands. The user geolocation is a great advantage for those who want to capture potential customers when they are near a point of sale or local.
  • They should use these platforms to build a closer relationship with consumers, capturing the flow of data they accumulate in this apps. For example: After long walks, our potential customer shoes get ruined . Suggesting my brand sneakers, along with various promotions and benefits could encourage their purchase.
  • Contents may not be invasive. Brands must think about how can they add value by offering useful information and data to consumers. Advertising evolves, becomes less aggressive and sidesteps the “buy now”.

Do you know how to deliver value to your target audiences in order to transform them into loyal customers?

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“Click to Call” button: The key to attract customers

botón "Click to Call"

botón "Click to Call"

When users sail on a search engine from their mobile device, they have a specific intention. The possibility to call with a “Click to Call” button may be the key to success in getting users close to buying a product or service materialize conversions.

The button on search ads is next to the description of the product and displays a calling poster. By tightening the link, consumers communicate directly from their smartphone with the business. The cost is the same as clicking on a title.

A study held in September 2015 by Ipsos in Mexico and Argentina discussed the importance and the impact that the “Click to Call” button has on search and mobile shopping process. The results of this study showed the following data:

• 76% of respondents in Mexico and 61% in Argentina considered it is very important to be able to call a seller with a button on the search result. Such is the importance of this point for respondents, that more than a half said they would seek another business if they could not communicate in this way.

• In Mexico users consider equally important the website address and the button to call on online searches.

• Calls are extremely important especially for Argentina’s users- which usually ask for specific data that is not on the website as product information, pricing or promotions.

• The industries in which the “Click to Call” button is really demanded by users are: travel, tourism, local services, automotive and technology products.

• In Mexico, nearly half of consumers admit they do calls before making a purchase. In Argentina the percentage is 40%.

To consider!

The “Click to Call” button is a fundamental tool in the way the consumer is about to buy or is in full investigation. Some factors to consider are:

• Today mobile search outperform those made from desktops. Therefore your business may have specific ads for these platforms.

• In search results it is essential to describe the product, specify the website and add the “Click to Call” button.

• The “Click to Call” button can help a lot in the final purchasing decision of users.

Does your company website has a “Click to Call” button that allows conversion optimization?

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Key interfaces for your mobile site

site móvel

sitio móvil

What do your users want to do from their smartphone? That is the question that companies must do themeselves in order to understand their user’s needs. Focus on users experience is one of the keys to ensuring the success of a mobile site.

One of the common mistakes brands make is to assume that because they know from wich device the user is interacting with, they can predict the criteria they are going to use.

Another mistake is to assume that users only want to access content “important” to them, when what is “important” or “irrelevant” to the user constantly varies.

Finally, brands usually let UX machines take all the decisions on mobile sites. This is a work that should be carried out together by different areas, aiming to achieve the objective.

The question then is which are the most important  interfaces in a mobile site? These are:

  • Homepage

When a mobile site is opened, the user has to find everything easily. Calls to action should be highlighted and navigation menus should be easy to understand. There must be easy to go back home and promotions can not be intrusive.

The site should be optimized for mobile. This means that no clicking should be needed to zoom, there’s no need to use hyperlinks that open in new tabs, and other issues that complicate the user navigation.

  • Seeker

The Finder mobile site should be always visible at the beginning of the page and provide relevant results for the user. The use of filters can be of great help to guide users.

Choose neutral colors as wallpaper and highlight calls to action, as well as prices, reviews and stock, can help supplement the user experience.

  • Forms

Forms can be a source of success or failure. The important thing is to design it efficiently asking only essential information and guiding users along the way.

Forms:

-They must be brief and friendly.
-They must be tools to facilitate data entry (such as autocomplete).
-They must show when a field has been completed successfully.

In conclusion we mention that the homepage, the online search and forms are some of the interfaces users deal with , but are those that define the permanence of consumer mobile site and the success of your conversions.

Is the website of your company properly adapted for mobile?

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Tension between Facebook and Snapchat

facebook y snapchat

facebook y snapchatThis week Facebook incorporates an animated filters application, called “Masquerade”. While it is known that for some time there is tension between Facebook and Snapchat, this news did nothing but intensifying it. The rivalry between these companies part of both fighting for dominance of digital video (the protagonist of 2016) and investment in advertising that this entails.

Since 2012, Facebook has tried to catch up with some of the tools of the fashion social network, and this acquisition leaves the sight of the brutal competition between the two companies.

Facebook: Failed attempts

Snapchat has understood the younger users, known as “millennials”, and since 2011, Facebook has tried several times unsuccessfully to imitate some of the most attractive features of his rival.

  • In 2012 they released “Poke”, an application that allowed users to send photos and videos for a limited time, after which they self-destroyed. The application died a year and a half later.
  • Mark Zuckerberg did not give up, and he tried again in 2014 with another similar app, called “Slingshot”. It was not very successful and in December of that year ceased to exist.

The interest Facebook has on Snapchat goes beyond wanting to copy it . Mark tried to buy it twice, but its CEO (Evan Spiegel) refused on both occasions.

Video ambitions 

Facebook says it plans to keep “Masquerade” as a standalone application and at the same time seeks to incorporate selfie effects similar to those of Snapchat, to their own products. On the other hand, as we know the video is the main protagonist of 2016, and it is for this reason that Facebook has begun putting great emphasis on its new addition: “Facebook Live”,  an application for live video transmission.

The sense of threat Facebook felt for Snapchat is justified , since both have the same number of daily views on videos, but Snapchat has fewer active users. The main difference between the two is that in Snapchat users have to touch the screen to see the video, while Facebook videos are autoplay.

Snapchat is in the first stage of doing business, ruling advertising in “stories”, “discover” or “live”, spaces that are attractive to advertisers.

Nick Cicero, CEO of “Delmondo” and Snapchat analytics specialist, says Facebook asked in January about influencers and Snapchat audience. However they did not reach any agreement.

Snapchat is not far behind and decided to fight. The company has hired one of Facebook’s publicists, Sriram Krishnan, the founder of “Facebook Audience Network”, which places ads on Facebook applications and mobile sites.

How will this rivalry continue? We do not know. We hope that both companies continue  incorporating innovative tools.

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2016: Year of the video and smartphones

Año del vídeo y el smartphone

Año del vídeo y el smartphone

Year after year technology evolves and this brings new trends in communication and new strategic digital marketing. While it is known that nowadays the main investment channels are blogs and social networks, 2016 brings changes as the explosion of online video and audio. The year has just begun but everything leads us to believe that this will be the year of the video and smartphones.

The growing popularity of smartphones has been a major change in the area of marketing and digital advertising. This year, the investment in shares of marketing for mobile devices sevenfold. Mobile happens to be a complement to be a major player in the buying process by factors such as geolocation in real time, which are essential to meet the demands of users at all times. Incorporating features of this type will cause the m-commerce (mobile commerce) continue to grow as it did throughout 2015, and is expected to do so in 2016 by 48%.

On the other hand we must not forget that companies wishing to be relevant should add value to make the audience feel identified. The strategy for communicating through smartphones is not the same as the one used for traditional means, whereby the message must be customized and attractive to potential customers, in order to make them feel curious to know more about my product or service.

Online videos: protagonists of 2016

Online videos becomes the main challenge in digital marketing strategies. Gifs, 360 ° or interactive experience videos, among others, are new formats that make videos more atractive for users.

Videos, with new formats in addition enter the world of SEO strategies (organic search engine optimization). 80% of Internet users consume online videos, this is a unique opportunity to achieve good search engine rankings and gain relevance in the network.

Videos and gifs are a challenge for both brands and agencies. Videos can’t be communicate in the same way that a picture, so the type of strategy that was useful so far with still images has little to do with the strategy for communicating videos.

Trends in social networks

The main social platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, lose weight in favor of new social networking boom such as Instagram, Snapchat or LinkedIn. In these networks, more visual, video is a key element to reach users. Most innovative brands are looking foward to promoted in  these social networks that incorporate thousands of users every day.

Another trend in social networking is that these will become outlets. Thanks to the integration of “Call to action” users can directly purchase products from these platforms. Thus social networks facilitate the buying process of the users, expanding its main function: to communicate, zoom in and connect people.

Is your company ready to enter the field of videos and investing in smartphones strategy?

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Want-to-go moments: from the search engines to the store

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In the digital age of communication smartphones and applications are evolving to make life easier for users looking for everything to be “here and now”. It is for this reason that brands must be present at the time, when people want to know about a subject, go somewhere, buy or just do something.

The Google Want-to-go moment is one in which the user uses his mobile to respond to a need, in this case, to get somewhere. Brands that remain focused on the consumer intention at that time not only meet your needs but advance in consumer buying process and develop a brand preference.

50% of consumers who perform a local search on their smartphones visit a store on the same day and 18% of those searches generated a purchase on the same day. Almost half of the people who want to eat and do not know where to look for a restaurant a while before leaving home.

Micro-Moments happen fast, but brands can be prepare for when they occur. They should analyze the consumer situation and think about what your store looks. To know when it is likely that these situations arise, a combination of hypotheses, observations and data may be used. Searches like “near my location” are more common when people are traveling, during holidays and during the weekends because they are out of the routine, they relax and want to see new places. For example, Saturday night abound searches of places to get drinks.

Increase searches “near my location”

Thanks to the powerful devices we carry in our pockets, we can find that surrounds us quickly and easily. Words like “near my location”, “closest” and “close” are increasingly frequent in Google queries. People are looking for products or services that are nearby, either a gym or a mall.
The interest of the Google search on the word “near my location” increased by 3,400% since 2011 and nearly doubled in 2014. The vast majority originates from mobile devices: 80% in the fourth quarter of 2014.

To consider:

  • Think about how consumers interact with your brand when they are near your stores.
  • Post useful information on your website: driving directions, each local inventory and prices.
  • Make sure the design of your site allows consumers to find the information quickly and easily.
  • Think: How I can be there when people are looking for the place where my company is?
  • Calculate how much store traffic is generated from digital interactions.

Is your brand ready to attract consumers to your store from your website?

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Brands breaking into Snapchat

snapchat

snapchat

Throughout the years we have seen younger internet users migrate from private spaces to public spaces, that are inaccessible for brands such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. The lattest one has become a leading social network with over 700 million daily shared snapshots. How can brands be part of the conversation of this platform?

A defining characteristic of these platforms is that it is private and, unlike other media, is immeasurable. Young people are avoiding channels that make them feel they have to produce content that “like” everybody so they start moving to other social media where they can be themselves, without feeling pressured to get approval. This is the case of Snapchat where images are play for a few seconds and then disappear.

This social network is making an effort to give more space to brands, so that they can communicate their messages directly interacting with their target.

Besides the function that allows users to exchange photos and videos that will self-destruct once seen, other notable aspects of this application are:

  • “Stories”: Users can post photos of the last 24 hours, that remain visible throughout the day for their contacts to see it. This is where brands can make their appearance.
  •  “Live”: The network selects specific locations or major cultural events and users located there can upload videos or pictures that appear in live for all snapchat users. In this case brands can promote themeselves inbetween these videos or images.
  • “Discover”: Editorial channels as Buzzfeed Daily Mail and inform people with current data. Brands can not be here; They are elected by Snapchat.

Elements that any strategy Marketing Snapchat should consider:

  1. Be sure you share your “snapcode” (a code that allows users to add you once it has been scanned) in your Facebook or Twitter profile.
  2. Snapchat has its own language, and brands must take risks, worrying less about production and achieving spontaneity.
  3. Generate value by offering exclusive content on your profile and people will follow you. Vouchers and contests work very well when it comes to generating value.

Is your brand ready to be part of this social network ?

Micro-Moments: the new challenge for brands

Micro-Momentos

Micro-Momentos

What are Micro-Moments ?. These are defined as “the precise moment when the user decides to perform an action” and positioned as the new battleground for brands. The brands will be successful if we get caught in that moment and show us the easiest to solve our need at that time, such as buying path.

This trend is closely linked to cell phone, because it is the perfect vehicle to take advantage of these micromomentos. Mobile devices have changed forever the way we live. The way the consumer is split into thousands of micro-moments. Each is a critical opportunity for brands to shape decisions and preferences. With the phone we are geolocated and can send notifications at that precise moment when the user makes a decision to buy a product.

Companies should investigate its potential customers and know how they behave, what products look, what are your tastes, where they are and, most importantly, must be able to show them the product they are looking at the right time.

There are 4 types of Micro-Moments by Google:

  • I want to know
  • I wanna go
  • I want to do
  • I want to buy

According to a study conducted in Argentina 60% of users access the Internet more often than before, but in shorter time sessions, and 56% of them declared that their actions on the Internet are more spontaneous than planned.

On the other hand the most important stimuli that trigger an internet search are:

  • 88% an activity you want to do
  • 84% thought
  • 83% an unexpected situation

With regard to the 4 Micro-moments, the study turned the following results:

Moment “I Do”:

  • 80% of smartphone users search at least once a week, information that helps you perform a task.
  • 90% of the time, Internet helps drive quickly with an answer.
  • 76% of users value the companies that offer content of their video products
  • 96% of those who prefer to turn to YouTube videos

Moment “I Go”:

  • 65% of users looking for directions to a place, at least once a week.
  • 58% of users use applications to find an address

Moment “Want to Buy”

  • 70% of users seeking information regarding any product you buy at least once a week.
  • 72% of the time, the information found on the Internet help you decide if it’s worth paying more for a product.
  • 57% of search engine users considered the best place on the internet to meet new brands.
  • 56% of purchases in a shop are influenced by a smartphone search.
  • 50% of users search and compare prices from the phone, even when you are in store.

Moment “I Know”

  • 95% of users declaring find information to learn more about a particular subject, at least once a week.

Do you think your company is prepared to succeed in these micro-moments? Contact Us!

 

LATAM 2015: social media as protagonists

redes sociales como protagonistas

en LATAM 2015 las redes sociales protagonistasIn the 2015 LATAM Media Festival social networks appear as protagonists thanks to the interaction and feedback that enable the users.

Instagram

La red social cuenta ya con 400 millones de usuarios activos y la clave de su éxito reside en la creación de una comunidad apostando por la creatividad. A causa de esto, se vuelve una plataforma muy eficaz para llegar a los millennials. La red profesional no sólo cuenta con publicidad en formato gráfico sino que ha renovado su cartera con el lanzamiento de anuncios en video de 30 segundos de duración.

LinkedIn,  Latinamerican “king”

Resulta necesario señalar que LinkedIn es la plataforma social más usada en América Latina y en la que los usuarios depositan mayor confianza. Price ha expresado: “Nuestra misión a nivel global es conectar a los profesionales de todo el mundo para hacer del mismo un entorno más productivo y exitoso”.

Para que podamos hacernos una idea del papel que LinkedIn juega en Latinoamérica Price ha ofrecido los datos sobre el número de usuarios de algunos de los países. En los primeros puestos encontramos a Brasil con 22 millones de usuarios seguido por otros como México (siete millones de usuarios), Colombia (cuatro millones de usuarios), Argentina (cuatro millones de usuarios), Chile (tres millones de usuarios) o Venezuela (supera los dos millones de usuarios).

“Nuestra idea de oportunidad profesional pasa porque cada usuario pueda mostrar al resto su trayectoria y es por esto que cada vez mejoramos los servicios empoderando a los individuos”, ha concluido Price.

¿Qué pasa con la publicidad?

Dan Rosen, director global de publicidad en Telefónica ha señalado: “El contexto siempre ha sido determinante a la hora de realizar la publicidad”, explicando que LATAM es una región cada vez más mobile. “Mobile, data, localización, social y sensores son los nuevos pilares sobre los que debe trabajar la publicidad” añadió Rosen.

Marketing basado en personas ¿el camino hacia el éxito?

Diego Dzodan, vicepresidente de ventas para América Latina de Facebok dijo “El mobile ha cambiado nuestro comportamiento. Ahora el 73% de las personas que utiliza Facebook lo hace forma multiscreen combinando PC y móvil. El 89% de los millennials accede a la red social en su casa directamente desde el mobile”. Brasil se posiciona como uno de los líderes con 84 millones seguido por México que alcanza los 52 millones de usuarios o Argentina con sus 21 millones de usuarios activos cada mes.

Como conclusión de El Festival of Media LATAM 2015 advertimos que los consumidores latinoamericanos están cada vez más conectados, recurren a las redes sociales para informarse sobre los productos que pretenden comprar y lo hacen a través de múltiples pantallas.

CEOs are increasingly aware of the importance of digital tools

Los CEOs cada vez son más conscientes de la importancia de las herramientas digitales

Los CEOs cada vez son más conscientes de la importancia de las herramientas digitales
Que las estrategias digitales son el futuro de cualquier compañía es una obviedad que nadie se atrevería a negar. Pero los directores ejecutivos de las empresas tienen cada vez más en cuenta esa premisa, y comienzan a incorporar la tecnología como una herramienta esencial también para el desarrollo de la empresa. Así lo comprobamos en una reciente
encuesta sobre la inteligencia digital de PwC a más de 2000 ejecutivos: este año, el 73% de ellos afirmó que el CEO de su compañía está ayudando a promover las nuevas tecnologías digitales, cuando solo el 57% de los CEOs eran conscientes de la importancia de las herramientas online.

Ese cambio se manifiesta, además, en que las compañías buscan invertir en tecnología que impacte en todas las líneas de negocio: el 31% de los encuestados afirmaron que sus empresas dedican más del 15% de sus ingresos a mejorar de tecnología en los distintos departamentos, y no solo en el propio de TIC.

¿Y qué esperan desde las empresas de esa mayor inversión en digital? La gran mayoría de los encuestados (45%) un aumento de los ingresos, aunque un 25% también considera importante crear una mejor experiencia del consumidor. Por debajo quedaría otros objetivos como innovar, ahorrar costes, mejorar la toma de decisiones a través de análisis de datos, mejorar la reputación de marca o combatir a nuevos competidores.

¿Cómo medir la inteligencia digital de una empresa?

El informe de PwC trata de encontrar aquellos atributos que definen una alta inteligencia digital por parte de una empresa y el liderazgo del CEO es clave, pero también debe estar apoyado por el resto del equipo ejecutivo.

Así, hay 10 características que definen a las empresas con alta inteligencia digital: un líder ambicioso, directores de informática y datos que colaboren a la hora de poner en marcha la estrategia, un equipo ejecutivo comprometido con el tema digital (algo en lo que falla prácticamente la mitad de las empresas), una estrategia común y compartida por toda la compañía, una aproximación interna a la innovación, una rápida adopción de tecnologías que supongan una ventaja competitiva,un uso efectivo de los datos de negocio, una actitud proactiva hacia la cyberseguridad, el establecimiento de una hoja de ruta de la estrategia digital, y una medición de resultados consistente.

Los CEOs consideran que las estrategias de marketing son poco efectivas

Aunque los CEOs son ya muy conscientes del impacto que las nuevas tecnologías pueden tener en su negocio, no lo son tanto del potencial para sus campañas de marketing.

Según otra encuesta de Forbes Insights, el 69% de los CEOs considera que la inversión en marketing no se está aprovechando como debería, mientras que entre los CMOs, son solo el 34% los que opinan lo mismo.

En concreto, los directores ejecutivos consideran que se debería mejorar el conocimiento del cliente, y el 69% afirma que la empresa no entiende a los clientes.

Eso sí, tienen muy claro que la solución pasa por el big data, y de hecho, aquellas empresas que cuentan con buenas herramientas para el análisis de datos son las que están más dispuestas a aumentar la inversión en marketing.

Fuente: puromarketing.com

Advertising on mobile devices will exceed traditional advertising by 2016

La publicidad en dispositivos móviles superará a la de prensa escrita en 2016

La publicidad en dispositivos móviles superará a la de prensa escrita en 2016La publicidad en internet móvil superará a la de prensa escrita el próximo año, y representará el 12.4% del total inversión, frente al 11.9%, que representará la publicidad en periódicos a día de hoy, según nuestras últimas Previsiones de Inversión Publicitaria.

Internet móvil será el tercer mayor medio publicitario, sólo por detrás de la televisión e internet para ordenadores de mesa. La publicidad móvil además, crecerá un 38% en 2016 hasta los 71.000 millones de dólares, mientras la publicidad en prensa se contraerá un 4% y representará 68.000 millones de dólares.

La publicidad móvil continúa siendo el motor de crecimiento del mercado publicitario en general y supone el 83% de todo el crecimiento en la inversión publicitaria entre 2014 y 2017.

La publicidad en Internet superará a la de televisión en 2018 mientras en los medios impresos no deja de menguar.

La publicidad en internet para PC’s sigue creciendo aunque perderá peso por primera vez este año; de representar el 19,8% del total inversión publicitaria en 2014 pasará al 19,4%. Para 2017 ZenithOptimedia estima que esta publicidad, pensada para ordenadores de mesa, supondrá el 19,1% del total. Mientras tanto la inversión en dispositivos móviles crecerá, y pasará de representar el 5,7% en 2014 al 15% en 2017.

En general la publicidad en internet representará el 34% del total inversión en 2017 sólo ligeramente por detrás de la televisión 35,9%. La brecha entre ambos medios se irá estrechando desde un 13,3% en 2014 al 1,9% en 2017. A este ritmo, en 2018 la publicidad en internet superará a la de la televisión.

La inversión en prensa escrita continúa su descenso en todo el mundo, como ha venido haciendo desde 2008. Según nuestras previsiones esta disminución seguirás un ritmo del 4,9% anual hasta 2017, mientras las revistas lo harán a un ritmo ligeramente más lento, 3,2% anual. La combinación de prensa y revistas ha descendido desde un 39,4% en 2007 al 19,6% este año y prevemos que decrezca aún más, hasta el 16,7% en 2017.

Inversión mundial crecerá el 4.0% en 2015

ZenithOptimedia estima que la inversión publicitaria mundial crecerá un 4,0% este año y alcanzará los 554.000 millones de dólares. Además acelerará el ritmo hasta un 5,0% en 2016, impulsado por los Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro y las elecciones presidenciales de EEUU. Después, sin la existencia de estos grandes eventos, el ritmo frenará un poco y la inversión crecerá un 4,4% en 2017.

Serán los mercados maduros quienes liderarán el crecimiento de la inversión por primera vez en 9 años.

Hemos reducido las previsiones de crecimiento de la inversión publicitaria para este año un 0,2% desde junio. Ha habido una desaceleración generalizada en todo el mundo, y observamos cómo los profesionales del marketing han pulido sus expectativas de crecimiento económico mundial. Con Brasil y Rusia en recesión, y China reduciendo el paso, el mundo no puede seguir confiando en los mercados emergentes para fijar el ritmo. Esperamos por tanto que los llamados ‘Mercados Maduros’ [Norteamérica, Europa Occidental y Japón] contribuirán más al crecimiento de las inversiones este año que los conocidos como ‘Mercados Emergentes’ [resto de países] por primera vez desde 2006. Creemos, eso sí, que es algo temporal. Los Mercados Emergentes serán de nuevo en 2016 quienes lideren el crecimiento del mercado publicitario. Su participación en este mercado pasará de representar el 37,4% en 2015 al 38,8% en 2017.

China desacelera pero todavía crece el doble de rápido que el resto del mundo en su conjunto.

El mercado publicitario chino no parece haberse visto afectado por el caos de su mercado bursátil. Sin embargo la desaceleración económica y las dudas sobre su potencial de crecimiento futuro han hecho que los anunciantes hayan moderado ligeramente sus inversiones. Creemos que el crecimiento de la inversión publicitaria en China se reducirá de un 10,5% en 2014 al 7,8% en 2015 – una tasa que aún dobla la del resto de los países, y que coloca a China en un puesto decimotercero [de los 81 mercados analizados] en el ranking de mercados publicitarios de más rápido crecimiento.

Los bajos precios de petróleo pesan a los grandes productores

Mientras esta situación favorece a la economía global – y al mercado publicitario – en su conjunto, estos bajos precios afectan negativamente a los grandes productores. Prevemos bajadas de dos dígitos en la inversión publicitaria este año en Azerbaiyán, Nigeria y los Emiratos Árabes, así como reducciones del 7%-8% en Kuwait y Arabia Saudí. En Rusia el problema de la bajada de precios de petróleo se ha visto acrecentado por las sanciones internacionales, lo que lleva a predecir una reducción de la inversión publicitaria este año del 14,1%.

“La tecnología móvil está transformando muy rápidamente la forma en la que los consumidores viven sus vidas en todo el mundo, y afecta los modelos de negocio de todas las categorías” ha declarado Steve King, CEO Mundial ZenithOptimedia, quien añade. “Estamos siendo testigos el mayor trasvase de los presupuestos publicitarios de la historia del marketing y las agencias luchan para seguir el paso de los consumidores, quienes han dado la bienvenida con los brazos abiertos a este nuevo estilo de vida móvil.”

Fuente: puromarketing.com