May 7, 2021

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Daniel Yomtobian Explains the Future of the Mobile Advertising Spend

Influential analytics group eMarketer has been keeping a close watch on the advertising market, adjusting its forecasts periodically to reflect the impact of the pandemic. Its most recent revision features a projected drop of minimum 6% in US mobile ad spending during the second quarter of 2020 although the company sees a 10% year-on-year decline as more likely, and its expectations for the rest of the year are also significantly tempered. “Even so, the relative share of different platforms and formats will likely not dramatically change from our March 6 forecast […] Prior to the coronavirus, we expected US mobile ad spend to grow 20.7% to $105.34 billion in 2020, which would mean that mobile ad spend would account for more than two thirds (68.1%) of digital ad spend. We now believe any growth this year in mobile ad spend will be small, if it happens at all.” Despite the subdued mood at present, the majority of marketing professionals do not foresee severe disruption to their brand and content strategies, Daniel Yomtobian points out, citing the results of a survey conducted by Bynder. According to it, 57% of respondents are bracing for a lasting impact, but they do not expect it to be a transformative one.