UK online advertising reaches £2.26 billion in first half of 2011.
A surge in FMCG advertising and a triple-digit increase in online video helped fuel a 13.5% like for like growth in UK internet advertising expenditure, and a half-year 2011 high of £2.26 billion.
The wider UK advertising sector experienced year on year growth of just 1.4% to £8.27 billion between January and June 2011. Internet spend has surpassed forecasts to reach a new market share of 27%, with a quarter of a billion pounds more spent on internet advertising in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
The figures, which exclude mobile advertising expenditure, are collated bi-annually by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade body for digital advertising, in conjunction with PwC and WARC.