According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) 1st quarter 2013 Internet Ad revenue hit an all time record with $9.6 billion in sales representing a 15.6% increase over the $8.3 billion figure reported in the first quarter 2012.
“Internet advertising revenue continues to exhibit double-digit growth, even as the business matures,” said Sherrill Mane, Senior Vice President, Research, Analytics & Measurement, IAB. “This is an accomplishment that can be attributed to growing recognition by marketers that digital advertising is a critical part of all marketing in today’s world.”
The following chart tracks first quarter ad revenue since 1996; dollar figures are rounded.
“The IAB sponsors the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, which is conducted independently by the New Media Group of PwC.”
“The results are considered the most accurate measurement of interactive advertising revenues because the data is compiled directly from information supplied by companies selling advertising on the Internet. The survey includes data concerning online advertising revenues from Web sites, commercial online services, free email providers, and all other companies selling digital advertising”.
“The full report is issued twice yearly for full and half-year data, and topline quarterly estimates are issued for the first and third quarters. PwC does not audit the information and provides no opinion or other form of assurance with respect to the information. Past reports are available at www.iab.net/AdRevenueReport.