Even newspaper ads aren’t declining as fast as desktop ads | Mashable


The next two years will not be kind to the now rapidly declining desktop ad industry, according to a new report from a leading prognosticator.

Zenith, owned by French media buying firm Publicis Media, predicts that spending on smartphone ads will eclipse their desktop counterparts much sooner than anticipated — possibly as soon as next year — as people do more of their web browsing on smaller devices.

While not much healthier in the long term, beleaguered newspapers and magazines are expected to fare better in the next two years, losing only $9.6 billion and $4.4 billion respectively compared to desktop’s projected $10.7 billion loss.

By 2018, the forecast says, mobile will account for as much as 60 percent of all internet advertising.

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