comScore Reports on Brazil’s Digital Future, Webinar Today

Last week, comScore released a new report: 2013 Brazil Digital Future in Focus. The organization compiled research on prevailing trends in web usage, social media, online video, digital advertising, mobile and search in the Brazilian market to examine 2012’s developments and hypothesize what’s to come in 2013.

As a follow-up to the report, comScore will host a webinar this afternoon to present key trends and highlights.

“The Brazilian digital landscape saw significant change in 2012 led by the strong emergence of Social Networking, in addition to increasing media consumption in terms of online video and display advertising. As these media vehicles continue to grow, they are providing new and exciting opportunities for publishers hoping to attract audiences and marketers seeking to reach consumers,” said Alex Banks, Managing Director, Brazil and Vice President, Latin America at comScore. Banks will host today’s webinar.

The digital event will start at 4:00 p.m. EST today, Thursday, March 14th. It will be held in English.

Here are some report highlights:

– Brazilian consumers spent more than 27 hours per month online on their desktop computers – the highest average engagement of the eight Latin American markets analyzed.

– Brazil’s internet audience is a youthful one, with 18% of users falling between the ages of 18 and 24 and 30% from ages 25 to 34.

– The love affair between Brazilians and social media continues, with users in the country spending 36% of their time online on social networks. Bringing in 44 million unique visitors in December 2012 alone, Facebook remains the favorite.

– Mobile phones and tablets are gaining momentum, as 6% of page views in Brazil come from non-PC devices.

– In 2012, online video consumption in Brazil grew 18%, and the country’s online retail industry, led by MercadoLivre, continued to flourish as well.

– Online advertising in Brazil is on the rise, with over 789 billion display ad impressions delivered in 2012.

Inscriptions for the comScore webinar remain open. Find out more and register here.