Value of Digital Advertising

IAB Europe, IHS Markit and IAB Report: Global Mobile Advertising Revenue 2016

IAB Europe, the IAB and IHS Markit revealed their global figures for mobile advertising revenue. The figures show that mobile advertising growth continues to accelerate and increased 60.5% to €63bn ($83bn) in 2016 from €39bn ($52bn) in 2015, driven by a mobile first consumer world and improving marketing technologies.

Mobile display continues to drive investment with the highest growth at 64.3%, whilst mobile search lagged slightly behind, up 61.1%. Messaging grew by 11.2%, as users continue to migrate from operator-owned messaging services to app-based messaging platforms.

In 2016, display increased its share to 54% of all mobile spend globally at €34bn ($45bn) and search takes a 42.8% share at €27bn ($36bn). Messaging’s share continues to decline with a 3.1% share at €1.9bn ($2.6bn).

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