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Food and Travel Ads Took the Top 2 Spots among Most-Viewed Facebook Ad Categories In Taiwan: MIC
March 30, 2016

 

"Food" (31.5%), "Travel" (24.5%), "3C products" (17%), "Video content" (15.7%) and "Affordable Clothing, Accessories, and Shoes" (13%) are the top five most viewed ad categories for Taiwan's Facebook users, according to the results from a questionnaire-based survey conducted by MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute), a government-backed ICT research institute based in Taipei, Taiwan.

Taiwanese Facebook Users' Most Viewed Ad Categories – By Age

Age

Category

15-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55 and Above

In general

Food

25.9%

30.9%

32.2%

29.5%

42.6%

31.5%

Travel

17.3%

22.8%

25.8%

23.0%

39.7%

24.5%

3C Product

14.8%

15.0%

19.0%

19.7%

13.2%

17.0%

Video Content

21.0%

16.1%

15.4%

13.1%

14.7%

15.7%

Affordable Clothing, Accessories and Shoes

18.5%

14.1%

14.0%

6.0%

11.8%

13.0%

Cosmetics

17.3%

13.6%

10.0%

9.3%

8.8%

11.6%

News media

13.6%

8.8%

10.2%

11.5%

13.2%

10.3%

Daily Essentials

6.2%

6.5%

11.4%

9.8%

17.6%

9.3%

Finance

0.0%

7.8%

10.7%

8.7%

13.2%

8.8%

Gaming

7.4%

8.3%

8.1%

5.5%

8.8%

7.7%

Don't look at Facebook Ads

30.9%

27.4%

24.2%

35.5%

17.6%

27.2%

Note 1: Respondents who used social networking sites on their PC or mobile devices in the second half of 2015 (1,188/1,200)

Note 2: Top 10 answers to multiple-choice question (select up to 3)

Source: MIC, March 2016

The results also show that Taiwanese Facebook female users are 10% more likely to look at "Food" and "Cosmetics" ads than male users. Users aged 55 and above hold the highest rank in most ad categories, including "Food" (42.6%), "Travel" (39.7%), "Daily Essentials" (17.6%), "Finance" (13.2%) and "Gaming" (8.8%) ads. In this age group, the number of users who "Haven't looked at Facebook ads" (17.6%) is lower compared to the other age groups, says Yang-Hsuan Chen.

Also noteworthy is that the number of users aged 15-24 and 45-55 who "Don't look at Facebook Ads" is the highest among other age groups, says Chen.

To see more about this report, please visit: Uncovering the Impact of Facebook Ads on Taiwan Online Users

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About MIC

Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), based in Taipei, Taiwan, was founded in 1987. MIC is Taiwan's premier IT industry research and consulting firm providing intelligence, in-depth analysis, and strategic consulting services on global IT product and technology trends, focusing on markets and industries in Asia-Pacific. MIC is part of the Institute for Information Industry. http://mic.iii.org.tw/english