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Twelve trends that will impact the media industry in 2020

There has never been a more exciting time in media. As we enter 2020, change in the media landscape is accelerating at an unrelenting pace with new technologies, platforms and business models continuing to re-shape our industry.

So, from 5G to shopvertising, esports, influencer marketing, brand activism, or media in-housing, which are the major trends that marketers and media owners need to be aware of over the next 12 months?

Forecasting what comes next is never easy, but our 2020 Media Trends & Predictions are borne out of insights we generate at Kantar. They are also based on our conversations with media owners and publishers, advertiser brands and agencies around the globe.

We have identified 12 key trends that will bring new opportunities – and new challenges – for marketers and media owners in 2020 and beyond. These fall under three major themes:

  1. The technology transforming the media landscape and experiences
  2. The spaces that brands can credibly occupy
  3. The context and catalysts for change

To discover what trends will impact the media industry in the year ahead, click on the button below to read the report.

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Want to know more about any of our trends and predictions for 2020? We'd love to talk with you about their implications for your media and marketing strategies. Send us a message and one of our media experts will be in touch shortly.

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