Amazon’s US advertising revenue was expected to reach $1.65 billion in 2017 before almost doubling to $3.2 billion by 2019, at which point its ad revenues are expected to be as large as Snapchat and Twitter, combined. New survey results demonstrate that B2C marketers are taking note of Amazon’s potential in the advertising business, and that a sizable share are already advertising with the eCommerce giant.
eMarketer expects Snapchat’s US ad revenues will total $642.5 million this year. That’s down from $770 million eMarketer predicted in March 2017, and from $805 million forecast in July 2016.
eMarketer has reduced its estimate for US TV ad spending due to faster-than-expected growth in cord-cutting.
Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are embarking on a massive land grab for video content, hoping to drive increased usage and capture a greater portion of digital video ad revenues with familiar ad formats such as pre-roll and mid-roll.
Political advertising reached $9.8 billion in the 2016 election year, marking a more than 4% increase from the 2012 election cycle ($9.4 billion) and representing a new record.
According to Bridge Ratings, US podcast ad spending will reach $167 million in 2016.
Including a video in an email increases the click-through rate by 200-300 percent. This statistic and 30 more are included in this infographic from Hyperfine Media that illustrates the many ways video can be used for marketing.
While TV is still the dominant destination for political ad spend, spending on digital channels, is increasing the fastest year over year.
Google commands 32.9% of mobile ad revenue in the US, or nearly $10.02 billion.
US digital political ad spending will leap almost 9,000% to pass $1 billion next year—nearly seven times more than $159.2 million in 2012, the last presidential election year.