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eMarketer: Advertisers Will Spend Nearly $600 Billion Worldwide in 2015

US, China, Japan, Germany and the UK lead as the top five ad markets

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK (December 10, 2014) — Around the world, advertisers will spend $592.43 billion in 2015, according to new figures from eMarketer, an increase of 6.0% over 2014.

Currently, the top five spenders in each advertising category—total paid media, digital and mobile—are the US, China, Japan, Germany and the UK. While the UK lags Japan and Germany in total media spending, its digital ad market outpaces both, with digital and mobile ads representing significantly higher shares of overall advertising than its two predecessors in the overall market. Otherwise, the rankings are consistent across all media markets.

The US remains the dominant advertising market worldwide. Next year, marketers will spend $189.06 billion on ads in the US, an amount that represents 31.9% of the global ad market. That figure is also higher than the aggregated total for China, Japan, Germany and the UK. Through 2018, the US will essentially maintain that share, dipping to only 31.1%, and will continue to account for more in total media ad spending than the rest of the top five combined.

Read the full press release for our global ad market numbers.

For more information:

Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations
+1-646-863-8807
dmarcec@emarketer.com

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations
+44-7513-302-482
dduffy@emarketer.com

Posted on December 10, 2014.