Borrell Associates released a new report this week about the growing optimism of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) entering the second half of 2023.
Borrell Associates specializes in tracking, analyzing, and forecasting advertising and marketing investments by local businesses across the United States.
According to Borrell, local advertising will grow 4.4% in 2024, reaching $157.1 billion. While a significant portion of this growth can be attributed to digital formats, many traditional media channels are stabilizing or growing.
The press release highlights growth across the following local media formats:
- Digital video and audio formats, forecast to grow 9.3% and 7.7%, respectively
- Local broadcast TV, up 9%
- Paid Search Listings Sites, growing 8%
- Out of Home, up 3.4%
- Direct Mail, up 1.7%
- Cinema advertising, up 2%
Borrell attributes the growth in traditional formats to local businesses becoming increasingly savvier when it comes to media investments.
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