Mobile advertising to surpass desktop in 2020: DAN Digital Advertising Report

Digital advertising to touch Rs. 58,550 crore by the end of 2025

MUMBAI: The year 2020 will witness ad spends on mobile devices surpassing the spends on desktop for the first-ever-time, indicates the DAN Digital Advertising In India report launched in New Delhi on Thursday. The spending on mobile devices is expected to grow by 41 per cent during the year and will amount for 52 per cent of the digital advertising share. Mobile advertising had a share of 47 per cent in digital spends in 2019 and is expected to hit 64 per cent in 2022. 

The fourth edition of the annual report, deemed as one of the most trusted and accurate estimates of digital advertising trends in the country, was launched under the theme of digital becoming a Rs 50,000 crore opportunity by 2025 in the presence of top management from various agencies under DAN network, including CEO APAC and chairman India Ashish Bhasin and CEO India Anand Bhadkamkar. 

The report also reveals the possibility of the digital advertising industry growing at a CAGR of 27 per cent to reach Rs 17,377 crore by the end of 2020. It is estimated to reach industry size of Rs 58,550 crore by the end of 2025. This humongous growth has been attributed to the advancements in marketing technologies and creativity, advent of 5G technology, and increased adoption of e-commerce advertising. 

According to the report, the overall Indian advertising industry will grow by 10.9 per cent to reach Rs 74,952 crore by the end of 2020 and is expected to grow at 11.83 per cent CAGR to reach a market size of Rs 1,33,921 crore by 2025. The share of television will remain steady throughout 2020, close to the 39 per cent mark it had recorded in 2019. 

As per the findings mentioned in the report, FMCG has the highest expenditure on advertising amounting to Rs. 20,182 crore, which is 30 per cent of the overall segments, followed by e-commerce and advertising. Interestingly, FMCG spends the majority of its ad budgets (61 per cent) on television. The biggest spenders on digital media are BFSI (42 per cent), consumer durables (38 per cent), and e-commerce (37 per cent).

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