JUPITER RESEARCH REPORTS THAT CLASSIFIED GROWTH AND INCREASED SPENDING BY TRADITIONAL ADVERTISERS WILL DRIVE ONLINE AD GROWTH IN 2003(New York, NY - October 22, 2002) - Jupiter Research, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (formerly INT Media Group, Inc.) today reported that while online advertising spending is expected to be flat between 2001 and 2002, 2003 spending is forecast to grow by 10%. Marketers will spend only $5.6 billion on online advertising in 2002, but moderate economic growth in the U.S. and low effective CPM rates will fuel online spending by traditional advertisers in the near term. Online classifieds will also continue to be a bright spot with $1.4 billion in spending in 2003, representing 16% growth over the current year. Other factors driving increased spending are continuing growth in the online population, growing broadband adoption and smarter inventory control among online publishers. According to data released at the Jupiter/IAB Advertising Forum held in New York City on October 21-23, the industry will start to rebound and increase to $14 billion by 2007.
The Jupiter Research report, "Online Advertising: Traditional Advertisers, Classifieds Pave Road to Recovery," also reveals that traditional advertisers provide the greatest online ad spending opportunities for ad sellers in the near term. According to the Jupiter Research Category Advertising Model, media currently represents 20% of online ad spending, financial services contribute 17% and computer hardware & software 12%. Within the next five years, Jupiter Research predicts that the automotive industry will spend $1.8 billion on online advertising, while health companies will spend $1 billion and the travel industry over $800 million.
"Given the current economy, online ad spending understandably saw a year of virtually no growth, but the industry is in recovery mode," said Patrick Keane, Vice President and Senior Analyst for Jupiter Research. "Media sellers should turn to traditional advertisers, such as financial services, automotive and computer hardware, for those hard sought ad dollars. The Internet has come to resemble offline media because of the growing number of regular online users. Marketers need to realize the value of this market and begin to evaluate the long-term benefits of online advertising."
Highlights from the latest Jupiter Research online advertising forecast include:
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