IAB Australia: Quarter ended September 2010


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Executive Summary

3 months ended 30 September 2010

Total online advertising expenditure in Australia for the third-quarter 2010 (3 months ended 30 September 2010) totalled $571.75 million, an increase of 3% (or $19.25 million) on the quarter ended 30 June 2010. The 30 September 2010 quarter recorded an increase of $105.5m (or 23%) from the comparable prior third-quarter in 2009.

General Display advertising and Classifieds advertising accounted for 26.5% and 24.6%, respectively, of the total advertising expenditure for the third-quarter 2010, while Search & Directories advertising comprised the remaining 48.9%.

Both Classifieds and Search and Directories advertising achieved growth compared to the prior quarter, and General Display declined from the prior quarter. All categories achieved growth compared to the prior year quarter.

Within General Display, based on submissions received, email based advertising comprised $7.6m of advertising expenditure and video based advertising comprised $8.4m of advertising expenditure.

Within General Display, CPM based pricing was the dominant expenditure type with 75% of advertising expenditure on a CPM basis, and 25% on a Direct Response basis.

The Finance, Motor Vehicles and Computers & Communications sectors continue to be the dominant industries using General Display advertising, and comprise 44.3% of the General Display spending. Motor Vehicles – Manufacturers was the largest subcategory which comprised 10.5% of the General Display spending for the quarter (marginally down from 10.7% in second-quarter 2010).

Real Estate was the leading category for Classifieds advertising expenditure in third-quarter 2010, followed by Recruitment, and then Automotive.

Within the Search and Directories market Search is growing at a faster rate than Directories.

With the exception of Search & Directories, the September 2010 OAER does not include any estimates for non-contributors. The Search & Directories category includes an estimate of advertising expenditure received by Google, the largest company in the Search market.

Due to estimates not being included for non-survey contributors for the General Display and Classified categories, these markets can be considered to be larger than as reported in the OAER.

As estimates were included in figures reported for periods prior to, and including, December 2006, growth rates in this Report for September 2007 and subsequent quarters (when compared to the figures reported for any period prior to the September 2007 quarters) can be considered to be understated. This applies to the quarterly and annual analyses.



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