Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

Outlook 2020

OUTLOOK is an industry-wide view on how media prices are forecast to evolve, globally, in the year ahead. It’s intended to help clients, and the industry at large, plan their media budgets and control their own exposure to inflation.

We are currently reviewing the methodology of Outlook along with our partners, to ensure a more accurate reflection of media inflation.
New results are expected to be available towards end of Q1.
Thank you for your patience

WFA collects forecast data from leading media agencies and media consultants. Our regular data contributors include:

Accenture, AuditStar, Cortex Media, DentsuAegis, DG2 Worldwide Group, Ebiquity, ECI Media Management, EMM, Havas, ID Comms, MAGNA GLOBAL (IPG MediaBrands), Media Path, Omnicom Media Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, R3, Stars, Zenith Media

Data updates are done at least once per year and we include over 50 markets across 7 media types though these vary by update. Global, regional and other summaries are weighted by spend, using Zenith’s ad spend data.

All data processing is managed by WFA and no data is shared on an individual level outside of the organisation. WFA’s strategic partner Digital Decisions, is responsible for hosting the interface.

To view the results in full screen, please click here.

These numbers represent average price inflation in its broadest sense and various assumptions have been made. For example, these data are based on:

  • full calendar year
  • all channels/publications/sites, etc
  • full range of dayparts mixture of buying routes

Ultimately these forecasts are just that, forecasts only. This data is not intended to dictate the level of fees paid to agencies in any way, which are entirely the subject of individual negotiation.

WFA members can download the full data as an Excel file (XLS) here

In order to download the file, please either log in to your account or create an account via your corporate email address.