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eMarketer: Total US Ad Spending to See Largest Increase Since 2004

Mobile advertising leads growth; will surpass radio, magazines and newspapers this year

NEW YORK, NY (July 2, 2014) — Total media ad spending in the US this year will see its largest increase in a decade, according to new figures from eMarketer. On the strength of gains in mobile and TV advertising, total ad investments will jump 5.3% to reach $180.12 billion, achieving 5% growth for the first time since 2004, when ad spending increased 6.7%.

Mobile will lead this year’s rise in total media ad spending in the US, and advertisers will spend 83.0% more on tablets and smartphones than they did in 2013—an increase of $8.04 billion. By the end of this year, mobile will represent nearly 10% of all media ad spending, surpassing newspapers, magazines and radio for the first time to become the third-largest individual advertising venue, only trailing TV and desktops/laptops. Though investments in TV advertising will rise just 3.3%, advertisers will spend $2.19 billion more on the medium than they did in 2013, making it the second-leading category in terms of year-over-year dollar growth.

Read the full press release for more information on the largest total ad spending increase in a decade.

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 July 2, 2014.