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Digital Marketing and Advertising Services

SIC 7311 | NAICS 541810 & 519130

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Digital Advertising Agencies  (view report)
Search Engines  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Third Door Media, Inc.
Marketing Land / MarTech Today / Search Engine Land

Online trade publications cover all aspects of the digital marketing industry, with daily news coverage including breaking stories, industry trends, feature announcements, and recent changes at platforms used by digital and search marketers to reach consumers online. All articles are available free online, with daily newsletter subscriptions for all three of these publications available with e-mail registration.

Direct Marketing Services / Internet Publishing, Broadcasting, and Search Portals

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report

Semiannual report provides an analysis of internet ad revenue trends based on a survey of firms that generate internet/online/mobile ad revenue, including ad networks and exchanges, consumer online services, websites, e-mail providers, mobile devices, and other companies selling online ads, as well as other publicly available corporate information. Current and prior reports can be viewed free online.

State of Search Marketing Survey

Annual survey provides a detailed analysis of the search and digital marketing industries, with topics covered in the survey including organic search engine optimization, click fraud awareness/concerns, search engine advertising investment/price elasticity, resource allocation, and future feature desires. Survey report is available only to SEMPO members and organizations that participated in the survey.

Internet Statistics Database: Advertising Statistics

Subscription service provides a comprehensive compilation of statistics and research including data, facts, charts, and figures for use in presentations and reports and understanding the marketplace as a whole. Geographic regions for which information is available include North America, Latin America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, MENA (Middle East/North Africa), and ANZ (Australia/New Zealand).

GIA Research
Digital Advertising and Marketing

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this service sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast ad spending by mode/format (e.g., search, display, and other modes/formats) and end-use market (e.g., financial services, automotive, entertainment and media, retail, telecommunication, and other market sectors).

Online Advertising Market Analysis

In-depth research reports provide a detailed analysis of the market for this service sector on a global and regional basis by category, type, device/display, and platform, with service segments addressed separately in individual reports including ad spending by application, internet ad spending, mobile ad markets, programmatic display advertising, online classified ad platforms, and digital retail marketing.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Advertising Services / Internet Publishing, Broadcasting, and Search Portals  Search for "541810" and "519130" to see reports for specific services

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Digital Advertising Agencies
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that create digital advertising campaigns for various types of digital media, with services commonly provided including digital display advertising, search engine optimization/marketing, social media optimization/marketing, and email/mobile messaging marketing.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Robert Half International Inc.
Creative & Marketing Salary Guide

Annual salary guide provides compensation data for advertising and marketing personnel in the U.S. and Canada, with various positions covered by the survey including media director, digital marketing manager, e-commerce marketing manager, digital community manager, SEO/SEM specialist, social media manager, and e-mail marketing specialist. Publication is available free online with registration.

PayScale, Inc.
Internet Advertising

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as account executive, account manager, software engineer, data scientist, web developer, film/video editor, and graphic designer, with employers for which wage data is provided including Amazon, Inc., Google, LLC, Facebook, Inc.,, Inc., Yelp, Inc., AppNexus, Inc., and Quantcast Corporation.

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