Last year, spending on digital surpassed traditional advertising for the first time in Canada, as mobile formats in search, display and video increased performance and impact. Particularly in social media, these new ad units are now delivering brand awareness returns for brands, leading many marketers to divert dollars from TV.
How much will advertisers in Canada spend on digital advertising in 2019?
Spending will reach CA$8.80 billion ($6.79 billion) on digital ad formats this year, or 53.5% of total ad spending.
What formats are driving digital growth?
Mobile ad spending will grow 33.7% this year, accounting for more than one-third of all advertising dollars in Canada. Video’s growth is also strong, increasing 23.3% in 2019.
What is the state of the duopoly in Canada vs. other countries?
Google and Facebook account for a larger share of ad spending in Canada, estimated at almost three-quarters, compared with the US and the UK.
What are some distinctive aspects of Canada’s ad market?
TV advertising’s share is smaller than in the US, mainly due to less consumer time spent with TV. The structure of the TV market in Canada—which is integrated tightly with telecom operations—also contributes to a smaller share for TV.
WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? This report features our latest forecast for Canada ad spending. It also examines what’s driving the ad market in 2019, including mobile, video and programmatic advertising.
KEY STAT: In 2019, digital advertisers in Canada will spend CA$8.80 billion ($6.79 billion) on digital ads. That equates to more than 53.5% of the total ad market.
This report explores ad spending in Canada, highlighting critical trends and influences. It includes our estimates for the following areas:
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