Indian ad spends to grow at 15.5% and 56% of it to be on digital in 2023: GroupM

Indian ad spends

GroupM India releases TYNY report highlights Indian ad spends forecast for 2023 and mentions emerging trends that will impact how brands engage with consumers and drive growth.

GroupM India released its TYNY report, highlighting Indian ad spends forecast for 2023. GroupM predicts INR 20,000 crores of incremental ad spends in 2023 compared to 2022. This highlights the continued growth and potential of the Indian advertising industry and the opportunities it presents for advertisers. The report highlights a 15.5% increase in ad spends in India, reaching INR 1,46,450 crore in 2023. India moves up to the 8th position globally in ad spends and continues to be the fastest-growing market in the top 10 markets worldwide. 

Prasanth Kumar, South Asia CEO, GroupM said, “As technology redefines interactions between consumers, brands, and businesses the ad industry must navigate thru this changing environment. The past 3 years have been marked by macroeconomic volatility and global events that have impacted advertisers’ businesses and ad spending. The Indian economy  though is expected to weather these challenges and is poised to grow in the coming years.” 

Ashwin Padmanabhan, President – Investments, Trading, and Partnerships, GroupM – India  said, “Indian Adex will be the fastest growing globally at 15.5% supported by robust macroeconomic conditions. Digital at 56% of all advertising spends and growing at 20% over last year is driving the growth of Adex. India stands out globally with all mediums expected to grow with TV, Print, and Radio growing at high single digits! We see 2023 panning out stronger  as we move into the second half of the year and are confident of the Indian Adex staying on  course to grow as projected.” 

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Parveen Sheik, Head of Business Intelligence, GroupM India said, “The growth of SMEs in the  Adex has been a feature for the past few years, this year too we see the same trend. We also anticipate the revival of the rural economy as well as improved funding for the start-up ecosystem. Additionally, Telecom, BFSI, Retail, Fintech, Gaming as well as Travel & Tourism are expected to drive ad spending.” 

The launch and expansion of 5G services beyond top metros, combined with affordable  smartphones, is also expected to drive ad spend growth.  

The report mentions several exciting emerging trends for 2023 that will impact how brands engage with consumers and drive growth. Key trends include:  

• Moving towards attention planning 

• Content breaks boundaries and creates new opportunities 

• Rise in retail media 

• Visual search goes mainstream 

• New dimensions of omnichannel 

• Democratization of commerce with ONDC 

• Sporting nation in the making