Spending on custom content published via digital channels—such as video, mobile, and Web—reached an all-time high of $12.5 billion in 2010, up from $12.1 billion in 2009, according to a new study by the Custom Content Council (CCC) and ContentWise.

Moreover, custom content* delivered via digital channels accounts for a growing share of total content publishing—some 31.2% of total production and distribution spending in 2010, up 5.6 percentage points from 25.6% in 2009.

Print production and distribution together constituted $24 billion in total spending in 2010, while some $3.6 billion was spent on other forms of content.

Overall, content marketing accounted for 29% of marketing, advertising, and communications budget budgets in 2010, down from 32% in 2009.

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