Adstats: Global industry outlook

Marketers continue to face challenging economic times. Warc's latest Global Marketing Index (GMI) returned a global reading of 47.5 for marketing budgets – where a reading of 50 represents no change in expenditure from the previous month. That said, some parts of the industry and some regions are still recording impressive growth. Digital and mobile have consistently returned GMI readings of 70 or above over recent months. Digital adspend is now predicted to rise by 14.8% in 2012, compared with an increase of just 4.6% for TV and declines for print media. Asia-Pacific and the Americas are still registering net budget expansions, with only exceptionally low results from Europe dragging the global average below 50.

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