2017 marks the year Internet overtakes television as the leading recipient of advertising expenditure across the globe, accounting for 36.9% of total adspend, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, published in March 2017.
By 2019, Zenith predicts Internet adspend to account for 41.7% of global adspend. While Internet is the fastest growing medium for adspend, it is slowing down to low double digits. Zenith reports that the Internet adspend grew 17% from 2015 to 2016, and predict an average annual growth rate of 11% per year from 2016 to 2019.
Zenith predicts the further decline of other traditional media adspend, at the expense of Internet adspend growth, most notably, TV, newspapers, and magazines.
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