I was at a supplier showcase recently and was suprised to hear Google say that they regard the UK market as the most advanced digital market from a web perspective. Their reasoning goes:
- 42 million people are online here in the UK or 69% of the population.
- Brits not only spend a lot of time online shopping and doing research but also creating and sharing content. In fact UK consumers now spend an average of 12 hours online every week – or double the amount of time they spend reading newspapers and magazines.
- 17p in every 1 pound in 2008 in the UK was spent online
- In the first 6 months of 2008 18.5% of all UK advertising spend was online
In fact the speaker went on to say that in the UK they regard themselves as a media company while globally consider themselves to be a ‘technology’ company.
Expanding on these thoughts and looking at the importance of digital media in the current downturn, the following videos recorded by Matt Brittin a Director at Google UK are essential viewing for all campaign planning professionals and digital marketers.
Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3
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