Online ad spending keeps ramping up thanks to an upswing in display advertising. A new forecast from eMarketer puts online ad spending at $31.3 billion this year, up 20 percent. That is double the 10.5 percent growth rate it put out last December for 2011. The new forecast shows online ad spending reaching nearly $50 billion in 2015.
What is driving this growth is display advertising. → Read More
Facebook is so large that it now accounts for about one out of every three ad impressions in the U.S., according to the latest statistics from comScore Ad Metrix. In the first quarter of 2011, comScore estimates that 1.1 trillion ads were served to U.S. Internet users, and 346 billion of those (or 31 percent) were on Facebook. This percentage is up from 23 percent in the third quarter of last… → Read More
As the online ad technology industry consolidates, it is becoming tougher for startups to stand out among the giants. The 500-pound gorillas like Google and Microsoft keep integrating in new technologies and selling themselves as a one-stop shop to ad agencies, publishers, and brand marketers. But a group of ad tech startups is in the process of creating a counterweight to all the consolidation… → Read More
Online ad spending is expected to grow nearly 14 percent this year in the U.S. to $25.8 billion, according to a revised forecast by eMarketer. Its last forecast in May projected about 11 percent growth to $25.1 billion. The market research firm also expects U.S. online advertising to keep growing at double-digit rates through 2014, when it estimates the total will reach $40.5… → Read More
Online advertising is showing healthy gains this year. During the first half of 2010, online advertising revenues were up 11.3 percent to $12.3 billion, according to a new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (embedded below). At this rate, the report estimates that online ad revenues for the full year should surpass the 2008 peak of $23.4 billion.
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Local advertising is the great untapped market for the Web, and unlocking it is what is driving much of mobile and geo-targeted advertising these days. Think Google Places, Yelp, Craigslist, Foursquare, Patch, Citygrid, Gowalla, Yodle, Yext, and so on. How big is the local advertising pie and how much can Internet companies capture?
According to a brand spanking new forecast from market… → Read More
Online advertising revenues in the U.S. seem to be stabilizing. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers released third-quarter figures showing that online advertising in the U.S. approached $5.5 billion, up 1.7 percent from the second quarter of 2009, but still down 5.4 percent from the same quarter a year ago (which is in line with the losses during the first half of… → Read More