Thursday, February 15, 2007

UFI Asia Seminar over 100

The UFI Open Seminar in Seoul which is being run by BSG next month has now registered over 100 delegates and numbers are rising fast. This is going to be an excellent meeting with a really good cross section of Asian and international speakers. It is UFI's premier event of the year in Asia and, after the successful launch last year in Hong Kong, looks set to become a fixture on the calendar. Watch out for details of next year's event tentatively scheduled for 21 - 22 February.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Outsell reports on online advertising

New Study of Ad Spending from Outsell, Inc. Shows Online’s Share Growing to 20 Percent; Search Engine Ad Spending to Leap 39 Percent

  • Survey of Advertisers Who Control $6.5 Billion in Spending Also Shows the Continued Decline of Print and Broadcast Ad Shares; Rising Click Fraud Concerns
Burlingame, CA, January 29, 2007--Outsell, Inc. has just released its second annual report on ad spending, forecasting U.S. advertising to grow 5.8 percent in 2007. The comprehensive national study of advertisers, who control about $6.5 billion of spending, shows that companies plan to increase their online spending by 18 percent this year, faster than for any other major media type. Advertisers also plan to raise their spending for advertising on search engines by 39 percent, the fastest of any online media method.

Outsell fielded a Web-based survey of 1,010 advertisers and looked at five media types—online, print, events, TV/radio/movies, and other. Among this year’s findings:

• Print, while still the largest recipient of ad dollars (40 percent), will continue to lose share as online’s share grows to 20 percent. This is a major milestone for online advertising.
• Advertisers’ share of online spending for pay-per-click (PPC) ads will fall one percent in 2007, while cost-per-action ads’ share will grow eight percent and online sponsorships’ share will rise 12 percent.
• Click fraud concerns are a driver in PPC’s drop in share. Forty-nine percent of advertisers have reduced or plan to reduce their PPC spending because of click fraud, up from 37 percent when Outsell first surveyed advertisers on this issue in the Spring of 2006. Advertisers also rate their own Web sites and e-mail marketing more effective than search engine ads, additional drivers in PPC’s slowdown.
• Advertisers rate online advertising very effective for branding, contrary to common wisdom that online shines at leads but is weak for branding.
• The share of TV/radio/movie ad spending will decline about 3.5 percent this year.
• This is the first study to reveal that advertisers are redirecting more trade magazine ad dollars to events than they are moving to paid search.

Outsell information industry analysts are available to discuss the report and individual companies. Journalists should contact Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications, 781-449-8456 or

Companies that would like to purchase this search report should go to or contact Outsell at 650-342-6060 or