Selection of 2008 UK Digital consumer and advertising trends

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UK consumers are embracing an increasingly digital and converged device world. This presentation gives an overview of the convergence of devices and media consumed and an overview of advertising trends. It was originally used to show new ad execs the advertising environment in mid - late 2008.

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Selection of 2008 UK Digital consumer and advertising trends

  1. 1. Selection of 2008 UK Digital consumer and advertising trends
  2. 2. UK consumers are embracing an increasingly digital and converged device world TV Audio Mobile Games Online
  3. 3. TV content consumption trends There are now even more ways to watch television content and consumers are increasingly using devices and platforms to time-shift their viewing
  4. 4. 87% of homes now have digital television decoder
  5. 5. 23% of homes have a Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
  6. 6. 88% of DVR owners claim that they usually fast-forward through commercial breaks >>
  7. 7. By April 2008 the BBC iPlayer had a unique monthly audience of 1.4m and was dealing with over 700,000 daily viewing requests
  8. 8. Audio & mobile devices
  9. 9. 45% of individuals own MP3 player
  10. 10. 27% of consumers have access to DAB radio
  11. 11. More adults in the UK use text messaging than use the internet 59 billion SMS messages were sent in 2007
  12. 12. Two-thirds of phone owners use its alarm function instead of a clock Ofcom 2007 RIP
  13. 13. 41% of mobile phone users claim to use their handset for taking pictures 15% uploading photos to their PC 17% claimed that they used their phone for gaming Ofcom 2008
  14. 14. Research suggests that two in five consumers use their mobile phones while watching television, and one in five watch the TV while surfing the web LIBRARY FOOTAGE
  15. 15. Three-quarters of 11 year-olds have their own TV, games console and mobile Ofcom 2007
  16. 16. Two-thirds of children do not believe they could easily live without a mobile and the internet. Ofcom 2007
  17. 17. Games consoles
  18. 18. 63% of people 15-24 had access to a games console in Q1 2008
  19. 19. But games consoles are no longer used just for games – 39% of 15-24’s use them for watching DVDs and 26% for listening to CDs
  20. 20. Online
  21. 21. <ul><li>In 2007 Britons were the most active web users in Europe and spent an average 36 minutes each online every day, up from 14 minutes in 2002 . </li></ul><ul><li>Ofcom 2007 </li></ul>
  22. 22. In 2007 UK women aged 25-34 spent more time online than men of the same age group Ofcom 2007
  23. 23. In 2007 over 16% of over-65s used the web. Spending 30 minutes (50%) longer online per day than any other age group
  24. 24. In the five months from February 2008 there were over 500,000 new mobile broadband connections, with 133,000 connections in June 2008 alone.
  25. 25. The age profile of mobile broadband users is evenly distributed
  26. 26. Questions?
  27. 27. UK digital advertising context
  28. 28. UK Internet advertising has risen by an average of 70.2% in each of the last five years to reach £2.8bn. <ul><li>For the first time in 2007 the internet attracted more advertising spend than the combined net advertising revenues of ITV1, Channel 4, S4C and Five (£2.4bn) , and as much as all outdoor and magazine advertising spend combined. Newspapers still attract more advertising than any other medium, at £4.7bn in 2007. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Paid-for search continues to dominate
  30. 30. Consumers are more reluctant to pay for services online. As a result advertising supported services are becoming more popular
  31. 31. TV advertising revenues continue to face challenges but digital channels growing strongly <ul><li>Television advertising revenue remained more or less flat in 2007, at £3.5bn. However, the share of the digital-only channels grew by three percentage points to account for nearly a third (32.6%) of all television advertising. The public service broadcasters were the key beneficiaries of this, accounting for, over two-thirds (68%) of the digital channel revenue growth through their portfolio channels. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Online Advertising supported TV revenue increased dramatically in 2007
  33. 33. Attitudes to behaviour targeted advertising Source: OfCom Communications Market Report 2008
  34. 34. Value placed by consumers on professional and user-generated content Broadcasters and advertisers may be concerned to find that most consumers (other than those 55+) value professional and user-generated content equally. Source: OfCom Communications Market Report 2008
  35. 35. User Generated Content: levels of interest or engagement <ul><li>Adult internet users aged 16-19 are the most likely group to create and share content using the web, although levels of interest in different creative activities vary by age: </li></ul><ul><li>the popularity of all online creative activities decreases significantly among older age groups; but </li></ul><ul><li>levels of interest in uploading photos attenuate less among older age groups. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Questions?

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