MEDIAWATCH #4: China

It is slightly more difficult to find robust information about the Chinese media landscape than any other country I have researched so far.

Here is an overview of what I have compiled from multiple sources

Chinese media landscape

Download the Mediawatch PDF

Additional read if you want to go deeper:

The State of Chinese Advertising

Social, Digital & Mobile in China 2014

Marie Sornin

MEDIAWATCH #2: Western Europe

I just got back from a holiday on the Greek islands, where there is more French than Greeks in the summer.

This brings me to focus my second media watch on Western Europe.

The main part of Western Europe is a politicoeconomic union. The European Union was initially founded by France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in 1957. It later grew to 28 member states.
Its most recent additional is Croatia since 2013.

  • Population: 508 Million
  • Internet penetration: 78.5%

Internet penetration in Western Europe by country

  • Northern Europe and Scandinavia lead the way with the highest penetration rates peaking above 95%, whereas southern & eastern states seem to remain far behind around the 75% mark.

Total ad spend by country in Western Europe

  • With 30% of its overall ad spend going towards digital, Europe’s share of online spend is above the worldwide average of 28%.
    The UK records the highest share, with digital representing 50% of its total media spend.
    Italy is at the bottom end with 18%.
    Over the next 4 years the share of online is due to remain fairly stable.
  • Growth will come from mobile ad spend which will triple in most countries from 2015 to 2019.
    It seems that here will be a transfer from digital to mobile spend rather than a strong overall growth.
  • Opportunities for international companies: Manageable cultural gap between US and Europe backed up by large population make Europe good territory o leverage scale.
    Do not under estimate the impact of national language and identity on your communication & business strategy.
  • Barriers for international companies: Market fragmentation and economic differences between countries.
  • Personal observation: As the European Union grows, more diversity & difficulties emerge.
  • Travel tips: Trust me, train can be a better option than flying. Especially between Paris & London !!

Marie Sornin

Source: Internet world stat, Emarketer

MEDIAWATCH #1: South Korea

Over the last year, I have been fortunate to visit 10 different countries on business.
The experience and learnings I captured during each trip are tremendously valuable.
I have been writing specific work reports, and I have also decided to share broader observations about each market.

This is my media watch, starting with South Korea where I am spending the week.
I will then backfill with India, Brasil, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Australia, France..

  • Population: 49.3 Million
  • Internet penetration: 85.3%

Skorea population and internet metrics

  • Media Spend:  Mobile ad spend is said to account for 10-15% of total ad spend in 2015 and as much as 29% by 2019.
    IPTV & Mobile represent the strongest growth. This demonstrates the power of fast mobile network accessible anywhere (when everyone watches mobile on their phone in the subway: commute time is the new prime time).

S Korea spend by media

  • Mobile leaders: Google and Facebook are strongly represented, yet they are being crushed by the regional giants Daum Kakao and Naver.

S Korea mobile apps used

  • Opportunities for international companies: South Korea is well connected and extremely competitive. The lessons learnt by observing the dynamics can be very valuable (Kakao’s vertical integration is fascinating. Although described as a messaging service it also offers e commerce, content curation, taxi services…).
    South Korea is a great benchmark.
  • Barriers for international companies: Language.
  • Personal observation: This is the most competitive market I have ever seen with local player being extremely advance + vertical integration like nowhere else.
  • Fun fact: #KPOP is everywhere.
      • Travel tips: Traveling to Korea is like stepping into the future.

Marie Sornin

Most RT ever

During the 86th Oscars Ceremony @TheEllenShow Tweeted the most popular selfie in history… which resulted in the most RT Tweet ever

I love the fact that a Tweet is now part of every piece of broadcast around the Oscars

Which also helped  @TheEllenShow grow by apprx 1 mill followers

It Beat @BarackObama‘s Tweet which held the record until today

So, @TwitterAU, we decided to be part of history as well:

#live
#public
#conversational

#makinghistory

Social networks: quick facts!

Update with April 2013 stats:

Key trends over the last 12 months:
Facebook is starting to lose reach (very slight decline-0.18% YoY)
– Instagram shows record growth (+118% YoY), ahead of Reddit (+88.41% YoY) and G+ (+68.68%)
Linkedin & Twitter still fighting for number 2 position but will be interesting to see how things evolved with G+ bridging the gap with these two!
– Not surprisingly Foursquare and Myspace keep shrinking….

Social Networks in Australia (April 2013)- Nielsen netview

Social Networks in Australia (April 2013)

Previous  stats from Jan 2013.

Social_networks-_feb2013

Tracking the growth of social networks in Australia over the last 6 months:
Spotify is the clear winner, strong increase from G+ as well which has overtaken Linkedin.

Let’s keep an eye on the new myspace to see what that’s going to do!

Australian_social_networks_sept_12

April 2012

No surprises in the ranking: Facbeook still dominates (Facebook actually claims to reach 12 Mill users, but Nielsen still reports 10 Mill +).
The interesting trends are with the smaller networks: Tumblr, Pinterst still going strong. Instagram going off the charts (but that was before they got bouth out by Facebook. I suspect this might slpw down and will get rolled up into Facbeook traffic, with the new Facbeook camera), and teh new entrant: Spotify… watch this space, or shoudl I say… listen to this space…

Social_networks_apr_2012

Stats from December 20111

Australian_social_networks_dec_11

Because these stats are always handy…
I will update them regularly, feel free to download!

Marie Sornin