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Google and Facebook Dominate US Digital Ad Market

by Ayaz Nanji  |  
September 29, 2017

The digital ad market in the United States is largely a duopoly controlled by Google and Facebook, according to recent research from eMarketer.

The report was based on an analysis of data from research firms, government agencies, media firms, and public companies, as well as interviews with top executives at publishers, ad buyers, and agencies.

The researchers estimate that 63.1% of US digital ad spend will go to Google and Facebook in 2017.

Google’s share of the US digital ad market is projected to be 42.2% this year; Facebook's share is expected to be 29.9%.

Microsoft and Verizon, the next-largest ad publishers, are each projected to receive only 4.3% of digital spend in 2017.

Google is expected to garner 33.1% of all US mobile ad revenue in 2017, while Facebook is projected to receive 26.8%:

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

LinkedIn: Ayaz Nanji

Twitter: @ayaznanji

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