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Digital Ad Revenues By Company [CHART]

Chart: Digital Ad Revenues By Company

Facebook released better-than-expected results on July 24, reporting $16.9 billion in revenues, 1.59 billion in daily active users (DAUs), and $7.05 in average revenue per user (ARPU). This came just as the company was fined a record-setting $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a result of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Ad Blocking User Growth, 2018-2021 [CHART]

Chart: Ad Blocking User Growth, 2018-2021

Fewer internet users than expected are blocking ads across the US and Western Europe. For the second year in a row, eMarketer downgraded their estimates of the ad blocking population in France, Germany, the UK and US, as well as their forecast for future growth.

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Millennials’ Changing Relationships With Businesses [CHART]

Chart: Millennials' Changing Relationships With Businesses

Millennials spend about $322.5 billion annually, a strong figure but one that’s less than Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. What may set Millennials apart from those other two cohorts is that they are more apt to let their purchasing dollars speak for them when it comes to a business’ environmental impact or ethical behavior, according to this year’s Global Millennial Survey from Deloitte.

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Most Valuable Personalized Content [CHART]

Chart: Most Valuable Personalized Content

Periscope By McKinsey asked US internet users what type of personalized content was most appealing; no answer garnered an outright majority of responses. Half of respondents said that products related to their interests were appealing, and only four responses appealed to at least one-third of those polled.

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Political Ad Spending By Media, 2020 [CHART]

Chart: Political Ad Spending By Media

Of the $6 billion in political campaign spending this cycle, Kantar expects 20%, or $1.2 billion, to go to digital. TV still wins the lion’s share of campaign budgets, with almost three-quarters of the total split between broadcast and cable TV.

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Political Ad Spending, 2014-2020 [CHART]

Chart: Political Ad Spending, 2014-2020

Growth in political ad spending is expected to slow dramatically during the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to Kantar Media, which predicts political campaigns for US federal office will spend $6 billion on paid media placements this year. But a greater share than ever will be directed toward digital channels.

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Attitudes Toward Regareting Ads By Age [CHART]

Chart: Attitudes Toward Regareting Ads By Age

Generally, Americans have an unfavorable opinion about online targeted advertising. More than half (51%) of US adults believe that targeted advertisements are an inappropriate use of personal data rather than a convenient way to see products they’re interested in, according to more than 3,100 US adults surveyed by YouGov.

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