Ecommerce in India to spend half a billion dollars on advertising in 2015

An article in How long can the e-comm ad splurge last? (dated April 22, 2015) highlights the digital ad spend by ecommerce players in India. In 2015 the digital ad spend in India is projected to be $939 million  but who will be contributing to this spend – ecommerce players in India.

Ecom Brands in India. Image source

Few highlights from the article ($1 = INR 62),

  • Total media spend in 2015: Rs 49,000 crore ($7.9 billion)
  • Digital advertising will account for 9.51% of ad-spends in 2015 (this figure varies from report to report)
  • TV to stay dominant medium with a 45.8% share of the total ad spend across all media in 2015
  • Ecommerce spend on ads in 2015: Rs 3,430 crore ($553 million), which accounts to 7% of total ad spend by all brands. This spend is 1/6th of the Rs 20,000 crore ($3.23 billion) raised in funding in 2014.
  • FMCG dominates the ad pie: 30% share of total ad spend
  • Ecommerce ad spend growth year-on-year: 50%
  • Ecommerce ad volume growth: 100% (2013), 169% (2014)
  • Ecom players may spend Rs 500 crore ($81 million) during IPL8 cricket season.

Ecommerce players incurred a loss of Rs 1,000 crore ($161 million) in 2014.

Ecommerce Ad Spend in 2014

Ecomm Player Spend in INR CroreSpend in USD million
Amazon India15024.2

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