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.
eMarketer estimates that 71.5 percent of the U.S. population will execute search queries online at least once per month in 2017, which translates to 85 percent of internet users. Many more searches are on mobile devices.
By 2021, CMOs will spend nearly $119 billion on search marketing, display advertising, online video, and email marketing. These changes reflect a new emphasis on quality over quantity, a dynamic that will reintroduce human intervention into programmatic ad buying, turn marketers into growth hackers, and put long-tail publishers out of business.
The shift in share of Google’s U.S. advertising revenues from desktop to mobile was sharp between 2015 and 2016. Last year, about of 60% of the search giant’s net U.S. ad revenues came from desktop placements. This year, the mix will be almost exactly 50/50 between desktop and mobile.