UK Online Ad Spend Predicted to Out Pace TV in 2009

The IAB released their 2007 UK online ad spend study yesterday – the full PR is here. Two very interesting points from study included how the UK was ahead of online spending targets (gowing 38% to capture 15.3% market share) and is now predicted to pass TV in 2009. This is not a surprise to AdViking but still very significant.

To grow 38% from £2 billion to £2.8 billion is a very powerful performance, and with 16% share of media spend, the UK is head and shoulders above all other major world markets. It’s clear marketing directors now recognise the value of online to drive their business, and more and more are using rich media and video to build their brands, just as they do on TV.  – Guy Phillipson, Chief Executive, IAB


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