Let's talk about social networks, promotion which can be aimed both at attracting additional traffic to the website, and at developing your own brand pages within specific social services. In contrast with Yandex and its tools, running campaigns here will develop in a bit different way.
In 2021, the number of online orders in online pharmacies increased by 30% compared to the previous period, online sales increased by 34% as a whole, and the total volume of the pharmaceutical segment amounted to 2,295 billion rubles. In 2022, the average amount of expenditures for online purchases of medicinal products has become even more, 438 rubles per person (+34% compared to 2021).
Promoting medical brands and services in Russia has never been easy for implementation due to a number of restrictions and strict legislation. Besides, in 2022, all businesses operating in this segment faced new problems related to the blocking of many tools within the territory of the Russian Federation.
The size of the cosmetics market in 2020 decreased by 7%. While sales of decorative cosmetics fell, the demand for personal care products, masks and body lotions only increased.
The major media to promote cosmetics in the Russian market is still TV. This channel spends 74% of the whole advertising budget for promotion of beauty industry actors. However, digital placement is gathering pace, and advertising budgets for this channel in January-September 2018 have grown almost twice, compared to the same period in 2017.
Women look for goods online thoroughly, taking their time; that is why a personalized approach is appreciated here. 64% Russian pollees look for cosmetics online, and when an analogous product is almost over and they need a new one, only 47% prefer offline. If an old product is completely over, 44% users will go to an offline shop—only 19% will choose online tools.
The Russian beauty market decreased by 4% to 363 billion rubles in May 2017—June 2018, compared to the same period in 2016-2017, says the study by GfK Russia presented at the Think with Google Beauty conference. Analysts also note a fall in the average spend in this category by almost 5%.