The report in Lintas Media Guide 2008 studied a comprehensive analysis of media spends and buys in 2007. The report included analysis about various media like television, print, radio, Internet, cinema and outdoor. According to the study, the total ad spends reached Rs. 17,356 crore in 2007 and it is growing by a mere 3.5 per cent as compared to 2006. However, the Internet ad spends grew by 43 per cent as compared to 2006 and it touched Rs. 215 crore. Now you can see a clear picture as what an Internet advertising agency is contributing.
These agencies have devised certain tools which are proving to be an excellent medium for brand promotion and brand awareness. Moreover, these Internet advertising agencies are providing total online marketing solutions to advertisers and publishers. These agencies provide consultancy in the different fields of the Internet marketing like search engine optimization, banner ads, e-mail marketing etc.
However, a question may arise as why Internet advertising agencies are achieving success in a country like India. The answer is many folded but a straight answer would be because India is an emerging Internet hub. Currently the country has about 40 million active internet users. There are increasing number of households with computers and growing awareness of the Internet as a tool for empowerment. The internet users are using the medium for doing buying and selling also. The online shopping habit is developing here by leaps and bounds and so is the Indian online advertising industry.
On the other hand, there is a common perception that Internet penetration is restricted to the only affluent urban class people in India. But the things are not the same because of several one time non-communication applications such as exam results and e-ticketing. These services have encouraged the less affluent to get on to the Internet and they are using it in a huge way. Also, there are certain initiatives to be taken such as the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) which is likely to increase Internet use amongst the lower SECs in the next couple of years.
These facts and figures are encouraging many companies to promote their brands online and they are using it for the purpose. It won't be an exaggeration, if we say that brand India is going online and Internet advertising agency is playing a considerable role in it.
Meena Wali is a heading a team of internet advertising experts at Rupiz Ads, a leading media buying agency. She has gained expertise in different forms of Online Advertising Network, online advertising, affiliate marketing, search marketing and email marketing over the years