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The Latin America online population grew faster than any other global region in the past year, rising 12% to 147 million visitors, according to new research.
Audience buying company Xasis has launched of operations in Latin America, as the WPP-owned firm expands its global operations.
Global IP traffic is set to grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017, with some 3.6 billion internet users in 4 years time, according to research from Cisco.
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Clothing and electronics are the most popular categories for online shopers in Latin America, with brand awareness and loyalty key to driving purchases, according to a new study.
More than 9 in 10 Chilean web users tuned into online video in August, with YouTube by far the most popular site across the Latin American territories, according to data from comScore.
Facebook is by far the most used social network in Latin America, growing by 7,915 million users between 2011 and 2012. Other sites that reported large growth over the period were Ask.fm (12,739 million growth) and Tumblr (5,471 million growth). Once popular social network Orkut lost over 20 million users during the year.
The average time spent on social networks worldwide in 5.2 hours per month. The country with the highest average time spent on social networks is Argentina with 9.8 hours. Of the top 10 countries, Mexico showed the lowest average time spent on social networks with 7.5 hours.
Facebook continues to reign as the leading social network in Latin America by a wide margin with 115.5 million visitors in November 2012, but other players in the sector have also begun climbing in the rankings, according to new research.
Digital ad spend in Latin America is set to double by 2016, with Brazil leading the way, according to new research.
Home improvement store Sodimac teamed up with the government environmental care agency in Chile to run a smart YouTube ad to encourage eco-friendly habits, through innovative use of the ‘skip this ad’ button. This case study shows how the campaign got 80,000 click throughs in just one week.
Coca-Cola continues its Coke Zero marketing tie-in for the upcoming James Bond movie release with a promo that turned commuters into 007, for 70 heart-pounding seconds, all for the chance to win Skyfall tickets. See why it’s out video viral of the week below...
A new study from comScore has found that Chile ranked as the most engaged online video market in Latin America with viewers watching an average of 176 videos per viewer during May 2012, an increase of 60% from the previous year.
“Online video consumption in Chile has grown immensely in the past year, fuelled by an increase in content options available to consumers,” said Rodrigo Daie, comScore country manager for Chile. “In recent years, we have seen online video evolve from a purely user-generated content venue to a channel where professionally produced, long-form content is now widely available. This expansion of video content brings tremendous potential to advertisers that are looking to reach their key audiences during this highly-engaging online activity."
Across Latin America, the growth of online marketing continues to be rapid as brands unlock a smarter communications mix.
This briefing gives a snapshot of market growth across Latin America. In digital training programmes we explain how to read the landscape, identify priority digital channels and apply 'tipping point' thinking...
It all starts with understanding the channel mix of your consumers and reading the landscape correctly.
Latin America represents a huge opportunity for digital marketers, with the world’s fastest growing online population, hungry for social, video and mobile content. The region is home to five of the most engaged social networking markets worldwide, with an online audience that is fast embracing video and mobile advertising.
According to research firm comScore, Latin America’s online population grew faster than any other global region in 2011, rising 16 percent to 129.3 million visitors in December 2011.
Google Sites reigned as the most-visited property in December 2011, reaching 123.4 million visitors in the region, while Facebook.com led as the most-engaging web property accounting for 25% of all time spent online in the region.
If you’re working on a global brand, remember that the beautiful site their New York agency has created might be designed for high-bandwidth markets. Always look at the load times to ensure your consumers see your message quickly. Ditch the flash and the heavy images: it’s better to be there, than be pretty but never get loaded!
As more and more people connect to the Internet in Latin America, time spent social networking is exploding (on sites like Facebook and Vostu). It's one of the primary motivations for going online. As they do, marketers have the opportunity to reach and engage an interconnected audience and build brand reputation through the spread of positive word of mouth. But in order to be successful in social marketing you need to listen first, then plan before entering into the conversation. Once you are engaged in a dialogue, manage the responses carefully so you can maximise the benefits of brand advocates and minimise the risk of negative PR.
While ownership of Internet-connected PCs might still be relatively low across the region - and reserved mainly for the more affluent city-dweller - mobile phone ownership is more wide spread and growing rapidly. The mobile device offers a great way for marketers to bridge the gap between the physical and digital world and you don't have to rely on the latest, most sophisticated smartphones to engage your audience. Why not think about the options that can be offered by shortcodes text back response, SMS, Interactive Voice Response and automated outbound dialling?
This chart details internet users across South American nations (and relative percentage of total local populations). Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile have the highest penetration of online populations, whereas Ecuador, Paraguay and Bolivia have the lowest number of online citizens.
Facebook ranked as the second most popular search destination in Latin America (after Google sites) with 525 million searches and a 2.8% share of total searches for the region. Microsoft sites ranked third with 513 million searches and a 2.8% share.
Between March 2010 and March 2011, Latin America conducted 18.5 billion searches- an increase of 21% from the previous year. Brazil and Colombia showed the strongest growth rates at 25% and 20% respectively.
South American retail chain Homecentre Sodimac used an unconventional marketing method to increase sales by 54% during the ‘Homecentre House Season’ with the campaign ‘The man who gave everything away’. This case study shows how with the campaign Homecentre created a viral effect with a common man giving away everything he owned. The campaign was to create a suspense about an ordinary man who has come up with a peculiar idea of giving away everything he owns and only and the end he reveals the reason – The Homecentre season sale. Thus, subtly emphasising the sale being so good that he wanted to get rid of his possession to be able to shop. This was done by a creation of a facebook page with videos, picture and updates of things being given away and the date when it would be done.
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Brand: Homecenter Sodimac |Agency: Young & Rubicam |Sector: Retail | Format: Facebook Platform, Marketplace Ads, Facebook Premium Ads, Facebook Pages | Language: Spanish | Location: Colombia, Latin America
Copa Airlines with a social marketing campaign 'Passport America' to grows its' Facebook fan base, generates and awareness and increase ticket sales on its website. The campaign resulted in 59% conversion and ROI expanded to 50 times. A total of 279,000 users registered for the promotion and 1.3 million invitations were sent out. This Facebook-centric campaign featured the prize draw of a lifetime: a Grand Prize consisting of round trip airfare for the winner and a guest to each of Copa's 59 destinations. To enter, people registered through Facebook Connect and to keep people engaged and the momentum going additional chances to win were integrated at different levels, including their social muscle could help them win.
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Brand: Copa Airlines |Sector: Travel | Format: Facebook Apps, Facebook Platform, Marketplace Ads, Facebook Pages| Agency: Nobox, Miami | Language: English (US), Portugese (Brazil), Spanish
Ahead of the frantic Christmas shopping season, Patio Batel the newest and most glamorous shopping centre in Curitiba, Brazil used a Facebook campaign to generate buzz around its grand opening. Patio Batel used Facebook to generate donations of books, with one 'like' equalling one donation. Using Facebook as the main platform for the campaign, the strategy was to reach as many people as possible with ads and social awareness. People could donate their books on the street and, at the same time, share this act online by inviting their friends to participate. The campaign resulted in attaining the desired results of 5,000 likes in 30% less time. It also resulted in reaching out to 4,468,482 people and generating a donation of more than 10,000 books in 20 days. More than 7,800 books were donated through Facebook.
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Brand: Patio Batel | Agency: Lustig| Format: Facebook Apps, Facebook Platform, Marketplace Ads, Facebook Pages | Country: Brazil
Facebook’s reach amongst the total internet audience has continued to increase over the past five years across all regions, according to research from comScore. Globally, Facebook reached 12 percent of the internet audience in December 2007 and as of December 2011 the social network reached over half of the internet audience, 55 percent (43 percentage point rise).
More than 127 million Latin Americans ages 15 and older visited a social networking destination from a home or work computer in April 2012, with the average visitor spending 7.5 hours social networking during the month, according to new research.
More than 52 million strong and representing the majority of population growth over the next five years, Latinos have become prominent in all aspects of American life. A growing, evolving population, Latinos are a fundamental component to future business success, with a buying power of $1 trillion in 2010 that is projected to grow 50 percent to $1.5 trillion in 2015.
Social networking has become the dominant online sector in Latin America, with Facebook accounting for 1 in every 4 minutes spent online, according to new data. The research, from comScore, looked at Latin America’s key digital trends of the past year and what they mean for the year ahead.
People tweet most in North America, Britain, the Netherlands and Japan, while scenic areas such as Iceland, Scotland, New Zealand and the game reserves in Africa see more photographic activity on Flikr, according to this visually stunning infographic.
Five of the top 10 markets for Facebook penetration are in Latin America. Facebook reached 90.9% of all online users in Chile, ranking as the third most highly penetrated market globally behind Philipines and Turkey.