Sara Fischer May 18, 2017
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Digital video ad spending is growing but TV is still huge

Marketers have almost doubled spending on digital video advertising since 2015, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Also 80% of marketers and media buyers plan to increase spending in original digital video through the end of the year. But digital video ad revenue has a long way to go until it catches up to TV.

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The big question: Experts have long predicted that TV ad spending will eventually plummet, similar what happened in newspapers in 2000, but the timing will likely depend on a few factors, like retransmission and programming contracts, and most importantly, ad-buyer efficiency.