SME marketing: a local and global battleground

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SME marketing: a local and global battleground

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SME marketing: a local and global battleground
Accelerating print advertising declines in 2016 are placing pressure on local newspaper publishers to deliver faster online growth
However, digital growth is being supported yet compressed by Google and Facebook; we estimate SME expenditure on Google is roughly 2x the local press, and we expect SME spend with Facebook to match local newspaper advertising revenues in two to three years
Publishers need to grow consumer registrations and subscriptions, digital display and also digital marketing services, in partnerships with the tech giants – but first they have to convince consumers they have relevant use-cases that global platforms cannot replicate