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eMarketer: US Digital Ad Spending Will Approach $60 Billion This Year, with Retailers Leading the Way

Retail industry will spend more on mobile, programmatic and video ads than any other sector

NEW YORK, NY (May 19, 2015) — Digital ad spending in the US will total $58.61 billion this year, and retailers’ ad outlays will comprise 22.0% of that figure, or $12.91 billion—by far outpacing all other industries—according to new figures from eMarketer.

Advertisers in the automotive business will spend $7.30 billion on digital advertising this year, the second-largest sector at 12.5% of the US market. Following close behind are financial services advertisers, which will spend $7.19 billion on digital ads in 2015, or 12.3% share. Notably, auto advertisers surpassed financial services in digital ad spending to reach the No. 2 position for the first time this year.

Read the full press release on our US digital ad spending numbers.

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Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations

Posted on May 19, 2015.