Online Display Ads Are Old Media

Great article about the evolution of digital brand marketing at Ad Age:

“The inconvenient truth is that for all its new-media spin, display advertising is ‘old’ media — a commercial message to be placed next to editorial or entertainment content. And we know by now that measured-media growth has pretty much ground to a halt as marketers continue to increase their dollars in unmeasured disciplines such as web development, public relations and database marketing at the expense of paid advertising. Ad spending among the top 100 U.S. advertisers last year grew a paltry 1.7%, with measured media only up 0.3%. Measured-media spending is in decline in Japan, and it’s not much better in the U.K.”

  1. # Suffian said: August 12th, 2008 at 3:22 am

    That article was published this year? Wow. It’s taken people a while to realize this. =P

  2. # Chas said: August 13th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    No kidding!

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