U.S. Mobile Local Advertising Revenues to Exceed $2B in 2014
Newly released update to BIA/Kelsey's U.S. Local Media Forecast also indicates total local advertising will reach $145.2 billion in 2014
CHANTILLY, Va. (Sept. 28, 2010) - U.S. mobile local advertising revenues
will increase from $213 million in 2009 to $2.02 billion in 2014, representing
a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56.9 percent, according to
a newly released update to BIA/Kelsey’s U.S. Local Media Forecast
BIA/Kelsey defines mobile local advertising as advertising
that is targeted based on a user’s location and/or advertising
that is locally actionable. For large and small advertisers alike,
location targeted ads will command premiums over non-local advertising,
due to higher immediacy, consumer buying intent and conversion levels.
expect advertisers will be drawn to mobile marketing as the overall
market shifts to digital ad platforms,” said Neal Polachek, president,
BIA/Kelsey. “A lack of traffic to fulfill quotas on geotargeted
ads will likely accelerate mobile Web site and application development
Regarding influencers of mobile ad growth, Michael
Boland, senior analyst and program director
of BIA/Kelsey’s Mobile
Local Media practice added, “As we’ve seen in the online
space over the past decade, tools will be introduced to democratize
and localize the mobile ad buying process. Google has already begun
to bundle mobile ad placements within its pervasive AdWords search
BIA/Kelsey cites smartphone penetration,
mobile Web usage and related increases in ad
inventory as additional mobile ad growth drivers.
The Big Picture on Local Media
BIA/Kelsey expects total local advertising to grow from $130.6 billion
in 2009 to $145.2 billion in 2014, representing a CAGR of 2.1 percent.
Comprising total local advertising is traditional local media, which
will decline from $115.1 billion in 2009 to $110 billion in 2014, a
CAGR of negative 0.9 percent, and online/interactive local media, which
will grow from $15.5 billion in 2009 to $35.2 billion in 2014, a CAGR
of 17.4 percent.
BIA/Kelsey’s U.S. Local Media Forecast presents
one comprehensive and authoritative view of the local media landscape.
The forecast is available to clients of the company’s Continuous
Advisory Services: Mobile
Local Media, Interactive
Local Media, Digital
Strategies for Broadcasting, The
Kelsey Report® and Marketplaces.
The forecast also serves as the foundation for the firm’s newest
offering, “Media Ad
View: Category Report.” Category Report
provides a five-year projection of advertising revenues across 12 media
categories (cable TV, direct mail, e-mail reputation and presence management,
Internet Yellow Pages, magazines, mobile, newspapers, online, out-of-home,
print Yellow Pages, radio and television) and the top 12 advertising
categories in markets nationwide. The advertising categories — automotive,
educational, finance/insurance, general services, government/political/religion,
health care, leisure/recreation, media, real estate, restaurants, retail
and technology — constitute nearly 95 percent of all local media
advertising revenues. Markets are organized by the 362 Core Based Statistical
Areas (CBSAs) or the 210 television markets.
For information on BIA/Kelsey’s
Continuous Advisory Services and Media Ad View: Category Report, please
contact Steve Passwaiter at email@example.com.
BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research, Continuous Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey's annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at www.bia.com and www.kelseygroup.com. The company's blogs are located at http://blog.bia.com/bia/ and http://blog.kelseygroup.com/, and it can be found on Twitter through http://twitter.com/BIAKelsey.
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