Q3 2013 Internet Advertising Revenues Climb to Landmark High of Nearly $10.7 Billion, Marking 15% Year-over-Year Growth, According to IAB and PwC

Represents a 4.2% Increase over Previous Quarter

NEW YORK--()--Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. hit a record-breaking high of $10.69 billion for the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report figures released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US. This represents an uptick of 15 percent over the record-setting revenues of $9.26 billion reported in Q3 2012. In addition, it marks a 4.2 percent rise from the second quarter of 2013, which came in at $10.26 billion.

“These figures reflect marketers’ trust in interactive to deliver,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “It is indicative of the digital age in which we live, and within which advertisers need to effectively reach targeted audiences wherever they are consuming information or entertainment — often on several screens at once.”

“Continuous growth has been a hallmark of the digital advertising space for several years now, and these numbers support the fact that interactive has become crucial to the marketing mix,” said Sherrill Mane, Senior Vice President, Research, Analytics & Measurement, IAB.

“Once again, interactive marketing is seeing remarkable gains,” said David Silverman, a partner at PwC US. “Digital’s momentum is undeniable, as interactive advertising has proved itself to be an incredibly powerful channel for reaching consumers that are spending more time on digital screens than ever before.”

The following chart highlights quarterly ad revenue since 1999; 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 e-mail providers, and all other companies selling online advertising.

The full report is issued twice yearly for full and half-year data, and top-line 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 iab.net/AdRevenueReport.

About the IAB

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive’s share of total marketing spend, and of its members’ share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit iab.net.

About PwC US

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Contacts

IAB Media
Laura Goldberg, 347-683-1859
laura.goldberg@iab.net
or
PwC Media
Steven Silber, 646-471-4059
steven.g.silber@us.pwc.com

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Contacts

IAB Media
Laura Goldberg, 347-683-1859
laura.goldberg@iab.net
or
PwC Media
Steven Silber, 646-471-4059
steven.g.silber@us.pwc.com