March 6, 2018

US Total Media Ad Spending Share, by Media, 2018 & 2022 (% of total)


Mobile has the largest share of advertising spending in the United States according to eMarketer estimates. TV maintains a large portion of ad spend, followed by desktop/laptop, print, radio, out of home (ooh) and directories.


Digital includes banner ads and other (static display and ads such as Facebook's News Feed Ads and Twitter's Promoted Tweets), classified ads, email (embedded ads only), mobile messaging (SMS, MMS and P2P messaging), rich media, search ads (including contextual text links, paid inclusion, paid ... listings and SEO), sponsorships, lead generation (referrals) and video (including advertising that appears before, during or after digital video content in a video player). Directories spending includes yellow pages and other. Magazine spending includes B2B, consumer, local and Sunday. eMarketer benchmarks its US newspaper ad spending projections against the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) data, for which the last full year measured was 2013. Newspaper spending includes classified, national and retail. eMarketer benchmarks its US out-of-home ad spending projections against Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) data, for which the last full year measured was 2015. Out-of-home spending includes alternative, billboards, cinema, street furniture and transit. TV spending includes broadcast TV (network, syndication and spot) and cable TV.More


Estimates are based on the analysis of various elements related to the ad spending market, including macro-level economic conditions; historical trends of the advertising market; historical trends of each medium in relation to other media; reported revenues from major ad publishers; estimates from other research firms; data from benchmark sources; consumer media consumption trends; consumer device usage trends; and eMarketer interviews with executives at ad agencies, brands, media publishers and other industry leaders.