More than half of Romanian digital internet users (52 percent) use 3 or more devices to connect to the internet, while 27 percent use voice search, according to GlobalWebIndex study, the world’s largest survey on digital consumers which for the first time includes data from Romania. Also, the number of people who own a Smart TV is equal to those who own a tablet.
Furthermore, almost a third of surveyed Romanians users (28 percent) have used their mobile phone to scan a QR code and slightly more (30 percent) used the same device to purchase a product or service.
Gaming is really attractive for connected consumers in Romania, while e-sports is on the rise. Thus, 50 percent are interested in gaming and 54 percent use gaming apps. Moreover 17 percent of Romanians own a gaming console, their top three favourite games being: FIFA, Need for Speed and Mario, while one fifth of them have watched an e-sports competition online.
The 32nd edition of the GlobalWebIndex surveyed more than 110,000 people in over 40 markets and for the first time includes data about Romanian digital consumers, based on Starcom and Zenith media agencies consolidated efforts to make this global study available for the Romanian market.
“We are extremely happy to be able to bring this valuable know-how source to Romania (from online activities and behaviors, to their impact on specific industries), and to develop more valuable business and communication insights for our clients based on this platform”, declared Rodica Mihalache, Head of Consumer and Business Insights, Starcom Romania.
“We are very enthusiast to bring GlobalWebIndex in Romania, to explore data in a more complete way and use technologies to deliver ROI and profitable growth for our clients, through more impactful insights and solutions”, says Raluca Zancu, Media Research Director, Zenith Romania.
”Getting good insight into local markets has always been a challenge for brands and agencies. We’re delighted to help Publicis Media shine a spotlight on the complex and unique digital behaviors and attitudes in Romania. As our reach expands across 45 markets, making this kind of insight easily accessible is a game-changer,” says Jason Mander, Chief Research Officer, GlobalWebIndex