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GroupM lowers adex growth forecast for 2017

Ad expenditure is expected to grow at the rate of 10% this year versus 12% seen last year

Viveat Susan Pinto  |  Mumbai 

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GroupM, the country's largest media agency network, has lowered its expenditure (adex) growth forecast for 2017, pegging it at 10 per cent this year against 12 per cent last year.

While India's adex would cross Rs 60,000 crore to touch Rs 61,204 crore this year, the interesting bit was that television as a category would see a lower rate of growth at eight per cent vis-a-vis 10 per cent last year, CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM, South Asia, said.



TV's lower rate of growth and key segments such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) slowing down this year were contributing factors to the dip in the adex growth rate for the year, Srinivas said. The other contributing factor is the impact of demonetisation, whose effect was expected to linger till the end of March, he said.

"The impact of demonetisation is expected to shave off 100 to 150 basis points of adex growth," Srinivas said. The 10 per cent adex growth rate for the year had factored this in, he said.

While TV would touch Rs 27,378 crore in terms of overall size this year, print, the largest medium after television, would hit Rs 18,258 crore on similar criteria, Group M said.

Digital, cinema, radio and out-of-home will grow at 30 per cent, 20 per cent, 10 per cent and seven per cent, respectively, touching Rs 9,490 crore, Rs 672 crore, Rs 2,464 crore and Rs 2,942 crore this year.

FMCG as a segment would see an overall growth rate "much less than 10 per cent" this year, Srinivas said, pointing to the challenges ahead for the market. GroupM's bleak forecast for FMCG's 2017 ad spends comes as rising input costs compel companies to rein in and sales promotion expenditure.

If 2016 saw FMCG majors plough windfall commodity gains (thanks to lower input prices, especially those of crude oil) into and sales promotion, the situation has gone into reverse now. From $20 a barrel a year ago, crude oil was now inching up to nearly $60 a barrel, sector analysts said.

FMCG is the biggest contributor to India's adex at 30 per cent, said, so a slowdown in spends hit overall growth figures, it added. For 2017, has lowered FMCG's contribution to overall ad spends to 27 per cent. But the good news, Srinivas said, is that categories such as auto, e-wallets, government and media (TV channels) were likely to drive growth this year.

Auto, for instance, will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends this year, he said, while e-wallets would fuel contribution from the e-commerce category and so will the government and media to the "other advertisers" segment. For 2017, e-commerce will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends, while other advertisers (including government and media) will contribute 23 per cent.
Expenditure over the last three years  
  AdEx (in Rs cr)   Growth rate (%) Growth rate (%)
Category 2015 2016 (f) 2017 (f) 2016 v/s 2015 2017(f) v/s 2016 (f)
TV 23022 25350 27378 10 8
Print 16800 17472 18258 4 4.5
Digital 4950 7300 9490 47 30
OOH 2582 2750 2942 6 7
Radio 1997 2240 2464 12 10
Cinema 408 560 672 37 20
Total 49578 55671 61204 12 10
           
Source: GroupM        
f means forecast        

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GroupM lowers adex growth forecast for 2017

Ad expenditure is expected to grow at the rate of 10% this year versus 12% seen last year

Ad expenditure is expected to grow at the rate of 10% this year versus 12% seen last year GroupM, the country's largest media agency network, has lowered its expenditure (adex) growth forecast for 2017, pegging it at 10 per cent this year against 12 per cent last year.

While India's adex would cross Rs 60,000 crore to touch Rs 61,204 crore this year, the interesting bit was that television as a category would see a lower rate of growth at eight per cent vis-a-vis 10 per cent last year, CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM, South Asia, said.

TV's lower rate of growth and key segments such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) slowing down this year were contributing factors to the dip in the adex growth rate for the year, Srinivas said. The other contributing factor is the impact of demonetisation, whose effect was expected to linger till the end of March, he said.

"The impact of demonetisation is expected to shave off 100 to 150 basis points of adex growth," Srinivas said. The 10 per cent adex growth rate for the year had factored this in, he said.

While TV would touch Rs 27,378 crore in terms of overall size this year, print, the largest medium after television, would hit Rs 18,258 crore on similar criteria, Group M said.

Digital, cinema, radio and out-of-home will grow at 30 per cent, 20 per cent, 10 per cent and seven per cent, respectively, touching Rs 9,490 crore, Rs 672 crore, Rs 2,464 crore and Rs 2,942 crore this year.

FMCG as a segment would see an overall growth rate "much less than 10 per cent" this year, Srinivas said, pointing to the challenges ahead for the market. GroupM's bleak forecast for FMCG's 2017 ad spends comes as rising input costs compel companies to rein in and sales promotion expenditure.

If 2016 saw FMCG majors plough windfall commodity gains (thanks to lower input prices, especially those of crude oil) into and sales promotion, the situation has gone into reverse now. From $20 a barrel a year ago, crude oil was now inching up to nearly $60 a barrel, sector analysts said.

FMCG is the biggest contributor to India's adex at 30 per cent, said, so a slowdown in spends hit overall growth figures, it added. For 2017, has lowered FMCG's contribution to overall ad spends to 27 per cent. But the good news, Srinivas said, is that categories such as auto, e-wallets, government and media (TV channels) were likely to drive growth this year.

Auto, for instance, will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends this year, he said, while e-wallets would fuel contribution from the e-commerce category and so will the government and media to the "other advertisers" segment. For 2017, e-commerce will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends, while other advertisers (including government and media) will contribute 23 per cent.
Expenditure over the last three years  
  AdEx (in Rs cr)   Growth rate (%) Growth rate (%)
Category 2015 2016 (f) 2017 (f) 2016 v/s 2015 2017(f) v/s 2016 (f)
TV 23022 25350 27378 10 8
Print 16800 17472 18258 4 4.5
Digital 4950 7300 9490 47 30
OOH 2582 2750 2942 6 7
Radio 1997 2240 2464 12 10
Cinema 408 560 672 37 20
Total 49578 55671 61204 12 10
           
Source: GroupM        
f means forecast        
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GroupM lowers adex growth forecast for 2017

Ad expenditure is expected to grow at the rate of 10% this year versus 12% seen last year

GroupM, the country's largest media agency network, has lowered its expenditure (adex) growth forecast for 2017, pegging it at 10 per cent this year against 12 per cent last year.

While India's adex would cross Rs 60,000 crore to touch Rs 61,204 crore this year, the interesting bit was that television as a category would see a lower rate of growth at eight per cent vis-a-vis 10 per cent last year, CVL Srinivas, CEO, GroupM, South Asia, said.

TV's lower rate of growth and key segments such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) slowing down this year were contributing factors to the dip in the adex growth rate for the year, Srinivas said. The other contributing factor is the impact of demonetisation, whose effect was expected to linger till the end of March, he said.

"The impact of demonetisation is expected to shave off 100 to 150 basis points of adex growth," Srinivas said. The 10 per cent adex growth rate for the year had factored this in, he said.

While TV would touch Rs 27,378 crore in terms of overall size this year, print, the largest medium after television, would hit Rs 18,258 crore on similar criteria, Group M said.

Digital, cinema, radio and out-of-home will grow at 30 per cent, 20 per cent, 10 per cent and seven per cent, respectively, touching Rs 9,490 crore, Rs 672 crore, Rs 2,464 crore and Rs 2,942 crore this year.

FMCG as a segment would see an overall growth rate "much less than 10 per cent" this year, Srinivas said, pointing to the challenges ahead for the market. GroupM's bleak forecast for FMCG's 2017 ad spends comes as rising input costs compel companies to rein in and sales promotion expenditure.

If 2016 saw FMCG majors plough windfall commodity gains (thanks to lower input prices, especially those of crude oil) into and sales promotion, the situation has gone into reverse now. From $20 a barrel a year ago, crude oil was now inching up to nearly $60 a barrel, sector analysts said.

FMCG is the biggest contributor to India's adex at 30 per cent, said, so a slowdown in spends hit overall growth figures, it added. For 2017, has lowered FMCG's contribution to overall ad spends to 27 per cent. But the good news, Srinivas said, is that categories such as auto, e-wallets, government and media (TV channels) were likely to drive growth this year.

Auto, for instance, will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends this year, he said, while e-wallets would fuel contribution from the e-commerce category and so will the government and media to the "other advertisers" segment. For 2017, e-commerce will contribute eight per cent to overall ad spends, while other advertisers (including government and media) will contribute 23 per cent.

Expenditure over the last three years  
  AdEx (in Rs cr)   Growth rate (%) Growth rate (%)
Category 2015 2016 (f) 2017 (f) 2016 v/s 2015 2017(f) v/s 2016 (f)
TV 23022 25350 27378 10 8
Print 16800 17472 18258 4 4.5
Digital 4950 7300 9490 47 30
OOH 2582 2750 2942 6 7
Radio 1997 2240 2464 12 10
Cinema 408 560 672 37 20
Total 49578 55671 61204 12 10
           
Source: GroupM        
f means forecast        

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