S4 Capital CEO Martin Sorrell foresees India emerging as the globe’s third-largest economy by 2025, according to his remarks at the

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In a bold demonstration of confidence in the economic potential of India, Martin Sorrell, the Executive Chairman of S4 Capital, shared his perspectives at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024. As the leader of a prominent digital advertising and marketing services company, Sorrell predicted that India would become the world’s third-largest economy by 2025. This projection is based on India’s remarkable GDP growth and the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India: A New Economic Powerhouse

Sorrell emphasized the significant improvement in India’s global standing under the leadership of Modi. He commended the Prime Minister as an expert in branding and positioning countries, attributing India’s influential presence on the global stage to Modi’s leadership. Sorrell believes that Modi’s potential re-election in the upcoming 2024 general election will be beneficial for India and the world as a whole.

Riding the Wave of the ‘New Asia’

The ongoing geopolitical tensions involving the United States, China, Russia, Ukraine, and the Middle East have led to a shift in global economic focus. Sorrell highlighted India’s potential as a viable alternative to China within the Asian region. He described India as a key player in the “new Asia,” a group that includes economically promising countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia.

The Impact of AI in Advertising: Opportunities and Challenges

The transformative influence of artificial intelligence on advertising is undeniable. However, Sorrell also raised concerns about the potential misuse of AI, particularly during election periods. With a significant portion of digital marketing expenditure controlled by tech giants like Alphabet, Meta, Alibaba, Amazon, Tencent, and ByteDance, the need for self-regulation becomes crucial. Sorrell asserted that these companies should take the initiative in implementing self-regulation, as expecting regulators to keep pace with their rapid development is unrealistic.