U.S. ad spend rose 0.6% in 2007


According to preliminary figures from Nielsen Monitor-Plus, ad spend was mixed across media with gains in some categories and declines in others. In addition to Internet advertising, other media categories that showed an increase in 2007 were National Magazines (7.6%), Outdoor (7.2%), National Sunday Supplements (4.9%), National Cable TV (2.2%), and Spanish-Language TV (1.5%).

“Several traditional media outlets are demonstrating resilience and strong growth in an overall softening economy, with Outdoor continuing a five-year steady climb in advertising spending,” said Annie Touliatos, Director, Product Development and Marketing, Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

U.S. advertising growth was substantially lower than other regions of the globe, with Asia-Pacific reporting a 12.1% increase and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) up nearly 5%. Specifically,   Newspapers have shown a steady decline year-over-year in the U.S., while all other countries measured by The Nielsen Company reported growth for this media category.