Election spending spurs Australia to 19.2% online ad growth | WARC | The Feed
You didn’t return any results. Please clear your filters.
Election spending spurs Australia to 19.2% online ad growth
The Australian ad market reached $3.449 billion, showing growth of 19.2% versus the same quarter last year – while the election was a key driver, the other fundamentals of the digital market down under appear strong.
The Australian federal elections saw the Liberal/National coalition government defeated in the House of Representatives by the Labor party which will now govern as a majority.
The race coverage was a sign of the battle of ad spending that modern elections are becoming. Interestingly, it also showed Labor outspending the incumbents. Mumbrella’s report delves deep into the party spending breakdown.
Politics and government was, consequently the number one advertiser category with 13.5% share of the general display market.
Versus the 2019 total election spend of $15.9m, 2022’s $81.8m – an increase of over 500%, per Mumbrella, Australia’s media and marketing industry news website.
In the commercial world
All general display categories posted year-on-year growth with a handful of highlights:
- Video advertising increased 24% to reach $715.1m for the quarter
- Infeed/native by 5% to reach $349.80m
- Standard display by 11% to reach $167.7m
- ‘Other’ advertising grew 69% to reach $21.5m
In addition, spending on classifieds and search & directories grew quarter-on-quarter, increasing 4.3% and 3.6%, respectively.
“The digital ad market saw solid investment growth for the March quarter compared to the previous year with the standard slight seasonal decline from the December quarter,” says Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia.
“The make-up of the top advertiser categories was greatly disrupted by significant ad spend from the political parties and independents early into the campaign for the Federal Election.”
Sourced from IAB Australia, Mumbrella, WARC
Email this content