eMarketer looks at YouTube ad revenue as Music Key steps into ad-free listening

eMarketer released estimates about ad revenue from YouTube — especially interesting as the video platform releases Music Key ad-free listening. eMarketer projects that U.S. video ad revenue alone would increase 39.2% to $1.13 billion. The company expected that the figure would continue to expand in double digit percentages to a possible $1.75 billion in 2016. Continue Reading


eMarketer expects Pandora to see growth in overall digital ad share, decline in mobile for 2014

Pandora is projected to gain overall digital ad share, but it’s still going to hold less than 1 percent of the market. For the digital space, Pandora is expected to increase from 0.34 share in 2012 to hit 0.52 percent this year. While small growth is expected overall, Pandora is likely to lose ground in mobile ad share. Continue Reading

Mobile advertising will surpass radio and print this year

New research from eMarketer proclaims that a shift to mobile helps define the largest growth in total media ad spending since 2004. Total media spending will reach $180-billion in 2014, according to the research projection — that’s a 5.3% boost from 2013. Starting this year, mobile advertising will surpass radio ad revenue, newspaper ad spends, and magazine advertising. Continue Reading