Myanmar Digital Marketing Overview
Digital marketing in Myanmar is a moving target. Platforms change
and evolve. New algorithms are launched, tweaked, and improved. The
online population is growing at a seemingly unstoppable pace.
Keeping up is no mean feat, but we’ve worked with experts from
across the digital industry to crunch the data and predict a series of
key mobile trends for 2018.
We hope you enjoy!
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Mobile penetration has soared from
10% just two years ago to above 80% -
that’s 43 million users - as of now.
Almost 100% of the population is
expected to be mobile by the end of
2018. And consumers that are mobile
can access the internet.
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Gaming is the New
With BIG downloads and even BIGGER
consumer time spent, Mobile games
are replacing TV as the media that
everyone uses - and therefore the
advertising platform that every brand
wants to appear on. Mobile Legends is
the new national sport of Myanmar.
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Devices = People
Mobile devices are replacing cookies
as the primary way of tracking and
understanding the consumer. Data
collected on consumers in this way can
help more accurately target marketing
campaigns. Mobile app advertising is
driving this trend.
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No Vertical Limit
Consumers spend 84% of time looking
at a vertical screen. There are huge
opportunities for brands who move
fast in this space. Vertical video eats
the world. Enough said.
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Think Global, Act
84% of the apps in Myanmar app
stores are global. Local publishers still
have an important place, but mobile
advertising, driven by games, utilities
and social media is a truly global
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Going Mobile Only
As Myanmar consumers spend more
than 90% of internet time on mobile,
many brands will start thinking not just
mobile first, but mobile only. Mobile
specific activation is the key new
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Native advertising will spread to apps
and websites beyond the walled
gardens, bringing video marketing at
scale to the places consumers spend
the majority of their time. Outside
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Online to Offline
Tactics to connect the online and
offline world will be big in 2018.
Location targeting technology,
beacons, QR codes and SMS all drive
consumers from online spaces to
purchase points in the real world.
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Pokemon Go introduced Augmented
Reality to the average consumer. Now
AR will enter everyday life as people
get information on the world around
them by turning on their camera and
brands start to use it for advertising.
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Data Grows Up chu).
Brands in Myanmar will begin to
demand more data and targeting
options. From location and telco
targeting to sophisticated audience
targeting techniques, 2018 will be the
year targeting and data grows up.
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Mobile devices are personal, so it’s
even more crucial that advertising is
delivered in a way that works for both
advertisers and customers. Low
quality intrusive ad formats such as
pop ups create a bad user experience
and will be blocked by consumers.
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The Rise of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data will
increasingly control advertising in
2018. Google now calls itself an AI
company, and this trend will spread
across the whole mobile marketing
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and the SDK
Apps deliver a superior consumer
experience. A superior publisher
experience. And a superior marketing
experience. All through the SDK.
Money will move towards SDK based
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Mobile payments and Mcommerce
will grow in the year ahead. From
consumers making mobile to mobile
payments using apps, to retail and
grocery beginning to move online. In
2018 mobile is all about the money.
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Scream “4G” If
You Want To Go
Major Myanmar telcos have started
rolling out 4G with plans to expand
the high-speed service nationwide.
Faster connections will mean an
explosion in internet usage.
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The new generation of Myanmar
netizens may never know the desktop.
And they will see things very
differently. Use of voice search and
apps are already high and will
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Advertising spend is shifting fast to
programmatic. With mobile video set
to account for 28% of ALL ad spend
by 2019 it’s time to get on the mobile
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Rewarded ads on mobile get 68%
approval ratings from consumers,
compared to only 20% who approve
of pre-roll and other standard video.
Consumer choice will be key in 2018
and brands who want to grow will
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