Ad spend set to pick up again after a slump in 2020

Digital media bucked the trend last year while TV, radio, print and out-of-home advertising declined but sales after expected to grow across all media in 2021

3rd January, 2021
Ad spend set to pick up again after a slump in 2020
Eamon Fitzpatrick, managing director of IPG Mediabrands Ireland: ‘From the introduction of the first government lockdown last March, 2020 became a year of survival for many in Irish media.’ Photo: Paul Sharp

Ad spend in the Irish market is expected to pick up this year following an extremely challenging 2020. In all, IPG Mediabrands Ireland expects to see spend rise by 8.4 per cent over the next 12 months, coming in at about €1.3 billion by the year’s end.

This will be welcome news for the various media dependent on this spend, from TV and radio to print and digital. It will not, however, represent a full recovery...

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