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Indian ad revenue expected to grow 10.2% in 2024; set to reach Rs 1,55,386 crore: GroupM's TYNY

Contributing Rs 88,502 crores, digital will lead the share of India’s ad spends at 57%.

GroupM’s This Year, Next Year report has highlighted a 10.2% increase in ad revenue in India, reaching Rs 1,55,386 crore in 2024. With it, India will be the fastest growing top market, while continuing to be ranked eighth globally.

Contributing Rs 88,502 crores, digital will lead the share of India’s ad spends at 57%, up from 2023’s 56%. Following it will be television with a share of 29% of India’s ad spends pie. Auto, Realty and Offline Retail are estimated to drive growth in 2024.

The GroupM TYNY report also unveiled several evolving trends for 2024. The key trends include:

  • Increasing influence of gen-alpha will drive distinctive marketing strategies

  • Attention Planning – customising insights for actionability

  • 21% of television homes to be addressable in 2024

  • Sports to focus on immersive experience journeys

  • Brand marketing becomes more accountable on performance, breaking silos

  • Step-up on search

  • Ecommerce drives deeper into organisations

  • India’s general & modern trade getting digitized leading to rise of omni channel commerce

  • Rapid developments in AI will transform media, messaging, and measurement

  • AI & technology dominate the content landscape & creator economy

  • Importance of niche consumer segments will power the growth of micromarketing

  • With consent becoming critical, zero party data will empower various areas of marketing 

GroupM TYNY report 2024
GroupM TYNY report 2024

Prasanth Kumar, CEO, GroupM South Asia, said, “Despite facing macroeconomic challenges, we remain optimistic about the industry. At 10.2% India will be the fastest growing top market. 2024 will also see an upside from the spends leading to the General Elections. Digital, particularly retail media and digital extensions of TV are expected to drive the growth. SME continues to fuel the growth. Linear TV is at a point of inflection and needs to be enabled with rapid deployment of technology to stay relevant.”

Ashwin Padmanabhan, President - Investments, Trading, and Partnerships, GroupM – India said, “The advertising landscape is evolving with the fragmentation of search, rapid rise of influencer marketing and retail media. Reflecting this, at Rs 88,502 crores of the overall INR 1,55,386 crore, digital will contribute to 57% of all ad revenue. Within digital ad revenue, search contributes 22%, retail media 18% and the rest 60%. Sectors like Auto, Realty and Offline Retail are expected to power the overall advertising growth.”

Parveen Sheik, Head of Business Intelligence, GroupM India said, “Global advertising presents a steady picture: a projected 5.3% global growth in ad revenue for 2024, reaching $936 billion, with digital leading the charge at a commanding 79% share of all ad revenue. India continues to be ranked 8th globally and its ad revenue growth among its peers is a testament to its potential and resilience. Adaptability is key to navigating an evolving advertising landscape amidst inflation and geopolitical tensions.”

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