Video advertising dominates latest IAB online expenditure report

General display advertising also sees a renaissance, while mobile is continuing in leaps and bounds

Video advertising grew 76 per cent to reach $196 million during the 2014 financial year, according to the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Online Advertising Expenditure Report.

The association found FMCG, retail and finance brands led the way in terms of video advertising usage in the year to 30 June, accounting for 43 per cent of all expenditure. FMCG represented 18.2 per cent of that expenditure, a figure more than 2.5 times higher than its 7.2 per cent share of general display advertising.

In contrast, FMCG, retail and finance accounted for 40 per cent of metro TV advertising.

Related: IAB shows online advertising overtakes TV ad spending for the first time

The IAB and PricewaterhouseCoopers report also found total online advertising expenditure for the 12 months reached $4.387 billion, 22 per cent higher than last year’s result. Search and directories was the largest part of the pie at 52 per cent, followed by general display (29.2 per cent) and classifieds (18.8 per cent).

The top three industry verticals using general display advertising were motor vehicles, finance and real estate, however retail was a big mover and increased its category share from 7.6 per cent to 9.1 per cent.

Display was the strongest performer, prompting IAB research director, Gai Le Roy, to declare the category was enjoying “a renaissance”.

“We expect this trend will continue strongly over the coming quarters,” she said.

Mobile advertising was also found to be growing strongly and reached $620m in the year to 30 June, making it now larger than the total magazine market, according to recent CEASA figures. Australia now also represents about 3 per cent of the global mobile advertising market.

In the past quarter, mobile increased by 16 per cent to $190m compared to the March quarter.

“The fusion of video advertising with mobile has been transformational for advertisers and publishers alike,” commented IAB Australia CEO, Alice Manners. “Mobile inventory has been somewhat undervalued, but the cross-platform opportunity that video advertising brings to it has unlocked considerable value and potential for both sectors.”

Follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO Australia conversation on LinkedIn: CMO Australia, or join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMOAustralia

Signup to CMO’s new email newsletter to receive your weekly dose of targeted content for the modern marketing chief.

Join the CMO newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Supporting Association

Blog Posts

Is AI on course to take over human creativity?

Computers and artificial intelligence have come along at an exponential rate over the past few decades, from being regarded as oversized adding machines to the point where they have played integral roles in some legitimately creative endeavours.

Jason Dooris

CEO and founder, Atomic 212

Are you leading technology changes or is technology leading you?

In a recent conversation with a chief technology officer, he asserted all digital technology changes in his organisation were being led by IT and not by marketing. It made me wonder: How long a marketing function like this could survive?

Jean-Luc Ambrosi

Author, marketer

Disruption Down Under – What’s Amazon’s real competitive advantage?

Savvy shoppers wait in anticipation, while Australian retailers are gearing up for the onslaught. Amazon’s arrival is imminent.

Thanks for picking this up. We are always happy to add richness to our products and in turn the lives of our followers and fans.

Fitbit Middle East

​Fitbit announces new virtual race platform to enhance customer experience

Read more

Thanks for a very interesting article. B2B marketing seems tricky. I think that marketing plays a vital part - it can build the brand and...

Aaren

From tactical overhead to strategic growth driver: B2B marketing in the digital age

Read more

meanwhile loads of people with digital skills are not finding work or getting an opportunity to be hired?? Double standards perhaps.

Graduate dying on centrelink

Report reveals Australia faces digital skills shortage

Read more

These laws are in one way or other giving businesses to VPN service providers & other cyber utilities. Just read PureVPN claiming 37%...

Paige Hudson

Getting prepared for mandatory data breach reporting

Read more

Great Post.Thanks for sharing such an informative article.I have worked with Ally Digital Media and it has a very good service which is b...

Utkarsh Kansara

Predictions: 17 digital marketing trends for 2017

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in