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e-Strategy Trends’ continually-updated collection of marketing budgets research, statistics and trends for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

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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Influencer Marketing Challenges [CHART]

Chart: Top Influencer Marketing Challenges

Some influencers accept free products as payment for endorsements, others charge thousands of dollars for a single post. While the compensation scale varies by following and content type, some marketers are concerned that teaming up with social media influencers is getting expensive.

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SEO & PPC Rates [CHART]

Chart: Hourly SEO & PPC Rates

Around 1 in 5 US agencies offering either SEO (19.7%) or PPC (21.7%) services have a minimum single project spend of more than $5,000, according to the Digital Marketing Industry Pricing Survey from Credo.

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Why Digital Agencies Get Fired [TABLE]

Table: Why Digital Agencies Get Fired

Shrinking media budgets, aggressive growth goals and ever-complex marketing needs are causing a shift in the brand-agency relationship. In their bid for self-preservation, brands are streamlining spending and in-housing capabilities.

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