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Internet Marketing and Advertising Services

SIC 7311 & 7331 | NAICS 541810 & 541860

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Online Advertising Services  (view report)
SEO & Internet Marketing Consultants  (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 ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this organization include:

Internet Statistics Compendium: Advertising Statistics
Internet advertising section of this report includes information on market size and growth trends, advertising formats, view-through and response rates, brand metrics, targeting, advertising rates and networks, and more. Detailed table of contents and selected excerpts from the report are available online.

SEMPO State of Search Marketing Report
Annual report provides detailed analysis of SEO, paid search, and social media marketing, with topics covered including types of marketing carried out by companies and agencies, objectives and metrics, budgets, social media and search trends, and more. Prior editions can be viewed free online.

Direct Marketing Services

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

Mintel Group Ltd.
Internet Advertising - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. internet advertising business, with topics covered including market size and forecast, market segmentation (e.g., online, mobile, search, display) and drivers, competitive context, response to ads, conversion and purchasing, and more. Detailed table of contents which includes key points from the report can be viewed free online.

Ken Research
U.S. Online Advertising Industry Growth and Forecast
Research report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. online advertising business, with topics covered including online revenue models, market size, quarterly performance, online advertising by category, competitive landscape, macroeconomic environment, driving forces, future outlook, and company profiles. Executive summary and table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Advertising Agencies  Search for "541810"

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 sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Digital Advertising Agencies

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Salary Survey
Biennial survey provides compensation and benefits data for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) personnel, with compensation data broken out by discipline, job function, level of experience, and geographic region. Surveys from prior years can be can be viewed free online.

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