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Australians Are Rediscovering Homemade Food Recipes Online
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Australians Are Rediscovering Homemade Food Recipes Online

Digital Consumption Behaviour Highlights How Advertisers Can Reach Consumers As They Spend More Time In The Kitchen

Whether it’s Sourdough starters, cakes, roasts, or casseroles, Australians are rediscovering the love for home-cooked meals as they reset their values and spend more time in the kitchen with their families to recreate grandma’s recipes while the states are facing another wave of lockdowns. 

As a result of being at home more, Australians are spending 16% more time on food and cooking websites than the equivalent period in 2019, spending over 2981 hours, that’s over 12 days spent on these sites making this the top-ranked activity weekly by time in 20212.

Not just recipes! Nielsen Digital Content Planning monthly data found that 66%of Australians are researching online for meal plans as well as recipes, representing an increase of 31%4 in time spent consuming online food and cooking content in the week commencing 12 July 2021 compared with the first week in March. 

Food and cooking content consumed via a mobile device increased by 35%5 in the week commencing 12 July 2021 week when compared to the first week in March. This data and trend of consumption gives much to chew over, especially during the weekends, when Australians spent almost 5,3006 hours consuming this content during weekends in July 2021.

As advertisers and consumers continue to bounce back after a very difficult 2020, advertisers have the opportunity to reach their audiences and make a positive impact right at the heart of their home—their kitchen. 

And with the right measurement and creative thinking, marketers can ensure their tactics map to specific objectives that move the business forward during this unique time.

SOURCES

  1. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Weekly Volumetrics, WC 12/07/2021, Digital C/M, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Total Time(hours).
  2. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Weekly Volumetrics, WC 04/01/2021 – WC 12/07/2021, Digital C/M, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Total Time .
  3. Nielsen Digital Content Planning, Jan – May 2021, Digital C/M, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Universe %.
  4. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Weekly Volumetrics, WC 01/03/2021 vs WC 12/07/2021, Digital C/M, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Total Time % increase.
  5. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings, Weekly Volumetrics, WC 01/03/2021 vs WC 12/07/2021, Mobile, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Total Time.
  6. Nielsen Digital Media Ratings,Daily Volumetrics,3 July 2021, 4 July 2021, 10 July 2021, 11 July 2021, 17 July 2021, 18 July 2021, Digital C/M, P2+, Food & Cooking Sub-category, Total Time.