January 22, 2020

US Digital Political Ad Spending, 2015/2016 & 2019/2020 (billions and % of political ad spending)


This chart shows eMarketer's estimates of digital political ad spending in billions for the 2015/2016 and 2019/2020 election cycles and includes percent of political ad spending figures.


Digital ad includes banner ads and other (static display and ads such as Facebook's News Feed Ads and Twitter's Promoted Tweets), classified ads, email (embedded ads only), mobile messaging (SMS, MMS and P2P messaging), rich media (including instream and outstream video ads), search ads (including ... contextual text links, paid inclusion, paid listings and SEO), sponsorships, lead generation (referrals); rich media data for 2017-2022 includes instream and outstream video ads; data prior to 2017 includes only outstream video ads.More


Estimates are based on the analysis of various elements related to the ad spending market, including macro-level economic conditions; historical trends of the advertising market; historical trends of each medium in relation to other media; reported revenues from major ad publishers; estimates from other research firms; data from benchmark sources; consumer media consumption trends; consumer device usage trends; and eMarketer interviews with executives at ad agencies, brands, media publishers and other industry leaders.