Online advertising

In 2012, online adspend grew by 11.5% across Europe. The most popular online ad format was search, taking 48.8% of all expenditure, followed by display on 32.4%. Online video as a share of online display took its highest proportion in Slovenia, with 31.6%, the next highest percentage for online video was in Italy, at 20%. Norway had the highest per capita online adspend, at €117.4. Next was Denmark, on €93.8, and the UK, on €93.4. The European average was €30.1. The UK had the highest total online spending in Europe, at €6,642 million in 2012, an increase of €1,132 million from 2011. In the US, the share of formats in online spend was similar to that in Europe, with search taking 46%, followed by display/banner at 20%.

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Video as a share of online display
Share of video advertising (%) within online display advertising, top seven European countries
Source: AB Adex Benchmark 2012, European Online Advertising Expenditure