According to Magna, 2018 will be a record year for overall advertising sales, which are expected to reach $207 billion for the full year. Growth will continue through to 2019, where a 4% increase is anticipated, slightly down on its 2018 forecast of 4.7%.
Every online customer touchpoint – including websites, mobile apps, and APIs – is being attacked by bots. What are these bad bots doing? Interrupting good customer traffic, committing fraud, and stealing information – just advertising fraud alone is set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Outside of very specific cases, it’s tough for B2B advertisers to justify major investments in traditional TV or trade publications. The fleeting foothold of these media platforms is diminishing and there are no signs of that changing in the coming years.
Smart speaker users in the U.S. will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.9% between 2016 and 2020, from 16.0 million to 76.5 million. In 2018, more than 18% of the U.S. population and 21.9% of internet users will use a smart speaker at least once a month.
“Most interest in blockchain applications for digital advertising centers around bringing transparency to the programmatic ecosystem, which has been blasted in recent years as a murky black box plagued by fraud and shady players,” said Nicole Perrin, senior analyst at eMarketer.