TNS MEDIA INTELLIGENCE FORECASTS 5.4 PERCENT INCREASE IN U.S. ADVERTISING SPENDING FOR 2006
HISPANIC NETWORK TELEVISION, THE INTERNET AND CABLE NETWORK TELEVISION SHOW LARGEST GROWTH
New York, NY, January 18, 2006 – Total U.S. advertising spending is expected to increase 5.4 percent in 2006 to $152.3 billion, according to the full-year forecast released today by TNS Media Intelligence, the leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing information. This solid increase follows the estimated growth of 3.0 percent in 2005, as the U.S. economy continues on a stable course.
While TNS Media Intelligence is forecasting 5.0 percent growth for the first half of 2006, advertising expenditures are expected to increase by 5.7 percent in the second half of the year.
“We anticipate advertising spending to continue on a steady track in 2006 due to several major events, including the Winter Olympics in the first quarter and the surge of political advertising for the mid-term 2006 elections, which is set to surpass the record levels of 2004,” said Steven J. Fredericks, President and Chief Executive Officer, TNS Media Intelligence. “Additionally, steady economic growth in 2006 will boost CEO confidence, translating into increased rates of total advertising spending. All leading categories of media will register growth in advertising spending, with Hispanic Network Television, The Internet and Cable Network Television showing the strongest absolute gains.”
2006 TOTAL AD EXPENDITURES1
|QUARTERLY GROWTH ESTIMATES |
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|TIME PERIOD||% CHANGE vs. 2005|
|FIRST HALF 2006||5.0%|
|First Quarter 2006||5.5%|
|Second Quarter 2006||4.6%|
|SECOND HALF 2006||5.7%|
|Third Quarter 2006||4.9%|
|Fourth Quarter 2006||6.4%|
|FULL YEAR 2006||5.4%|
|Source: TNS Media Intelligence|
1 Defined as all TNS MI measured media, including: Network TV; Spot TV; Cable TV; Syndication TV; Hispanic Network TV; Consumer Magazines; Sunday Magazines; Local Magazines; Hispanic Magazines; Business-to-Business Magazines); Local Newspapers; National Newspapers; Hispanic Newspapers; Network Radio; Spot Radio; Local Radio; Internet; and Outdoor.
2006 GROWTH ESTIMATES BY MEDIA
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| ||% CHANGE vs. 2005|
|Hispanic Network Television||10.4%|
|Cable Network Television||8.4%|
|Consumer & Sunday Magazines||4.0%|
|Source: TNS Media Intelligence |
1. Internet estimates do not include paid search advertising
Hispanic Network Television, The Internet and Cable Network Television are forecast to turn in the largest gains during 2006. However, 2006 performance for each of these media is projected to lag 2005 levels. The biennial cycle of Olympics and elections will help lift spending growth for Network Television and Spot Television above 2005 levels.
TNS Media Intelligence projects that Television media will achieve a 43.7% share of total measured ad spend in 2006, followed by Magazines (20.5%); Newspapers (19.9%); Radio (7.5%); Internet (6.0%); and Outdoor (2.4%).
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