Globally, Social Media Ad Spend Forecast to Overtake Paid Search This Year

Globally, Social Media Ad Spend Forecast to Overtake Paid Search This Year

The events of 2020 meant that global advertisers were forced to cut back on spending originally planned for the year. And, although the world is still dealing with the pandemic, there is some good news on the advertising front. The latest forecast [press release] from...

US Online and Traditional Media Advertising Outlook, 2021-2025

US Online and Traditional Media Advertising Outlook, 2021-2025

PwC has released its latest annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report, a comprehensive study that contains projections for online and offline media advertising markets through 2025. [Editor’s note: If you’re interested in media trends, the 7th annual...

Half of Smartphone Owners Say They’ve Looked Up Info About an OOH Advertiser

Half of Smartphone Owners Say They’ve Looked Up Info About an OOH Advertiser

Even though 2020 saw a steep fall in traditional advertising budgets, that doesn’t mean people weren't exposed to legacy advertising. In fact, a recent survey [pdf] by the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and the Harris Poll reveals that some 3 in...

Alcohol Ad Spend to Rebound This Year; Channel Focus Remained Largely on Legacy Media in 2020

Alcohol Ad Spend to Rebound This Year; Channel Focus Remained Largely on Legacy Media in 2020

Although alcohol ad spending saw a comparatively steep drop last year, spending by alcohol brands is expected to start recovering this year, with a report [download page] from Zenith showing that, by 2023, it will exceed what it was prior to the pandemic. Looking at...

Media Mix Analysis Suggests Spending More on Digital, But Not Going Too Far

Media Mix Analysis Suggests Spending More on Digital, But Not Going Too Far

Getting the right balance of online and offline media in a campaign can be difficult. An analysis of multimedia campaigns in Kantar’s CrossMedia database shows that although investment in offline media is still high, the investment is not that cost-effective. It...

Out-of-Home Ad Spend Fell by 29% Last Year

Out-of-Home Ad Spend Fell by 29% Last Year

US out-of-home (OOH) advertising revenues decreased by 29% year-over-year (y-o-y) in 2020, totaling $6.1 billion, per figures released by the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA). This significant drop is in marked contrast from the respectable growth...

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