Future Proof: What is changing in the world of advertising?

Brian Wieser, Global President of Business Intelligence at Group M, discusses how the media market has been distorted, but remains resilient.
15 February 2021
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Jane Ostler
Jane
Ostler

Global Head of Media, Insights Division

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It wouldn’t be absurd to think a global pandemic would hit the ad industry. But predictions of 15 or 20% decline turned out to be pessimistic: This Year Next Year, by Brian Wieser, Global President of Business Intelligence at Group M, finds that advertising will end up at declining by “only” 5.8% on an underlying basis in 2020 (excluding-U.S. political advertising). So what HAS the impact of COVID-19 been on media budgets and allocations? Is EVERYONE using digital ads, and how should platforms build better advertising products? And can we reasonably predict what will happen next?

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Future Proof is the marketing podcast from Kantar and Saïd Business School, Oxford University.

In each episode, we have a frank discussion with industry experts, to help brands and business leaders navigate the changing landscape of marketing, sharing evidence and inspiration for the future.

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