Tuesday, 30 May 2017

European digital ad spend rose to over €40bn in 2016

"At its annual Interact conference today, IAB Europe announced that online advertising grew 12.2% in 2016 to €41.8bn establishing itself as the dominant advertising medium in Europe.
The AdEx Benchmark study is the definitive guide to the state of the European online advertising market and is now in its eleventh year. The research demonstrates that online advertising continues to surpass TV advertising. All markets participating in the study recorded positive growth, a total of twenty markets grew double-digit for the third year running (three markets recording 30%+ growth. Mobile continues to drive the growth with both mobile display and mobile search seeing 50%+ growth in 2016. Mobile dominates across all markets with a 100%+ growth rate in some markets.
Mobile display now accounts for €5.4bn and continues to grow its share of the display market to 33.3%, with a growth rate of 53.3% compared with 2015.
Video which is considered as a key channel for delivering brand advertising campaigns, according to IAB Europe’s Attitudes to Digital Video Advertising report, continues to experience strong growth to a share of 18.2% of the total display market.
The IAB Europe AdEx Benchmark study divides the online ad market into three categories: Display, Search and Classifieds and Directories. Growth in these online advertising formats has been underpinned by shifting uses in devices and changing consumption patterns.
Display advertising outperformed other categories for the third year in a row with a growth rate of 13.8% and a value of nearly €16bn.
Search continues to be the largest online advertising category in terms of revenue with a growth of 12.9% and a market value of €19.1bn. It continues to be the largest online advertising format in terms of revenue.
Top 3 Individual growth markets were:
Romania – 36.9%
Slovenia – 32.2%
Ireland – 31.4%

Top 10 Rankings
UK – €14.2bn
Germany – €5.9bn
France – €4.2bn
Russia – €2.6bn
Italy -€2.3bn
Netherlands – €1.7bn
Spain – €1.6bn
Sweden – €€1.6bn
Belgium – €0.9bn
Switzerland – €0.9bn"

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