Promoting performance: Improving business confidence is expected to support growth

Industry revenue is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.4% over the five years through 2018-19. Strengthening economic conditions allowed downstream businesses to expand their marketing budgets steadily during the first two years, enhancing demand. Major events such as the 2015 Rugby World Cup also boosted demand. Household finances improved during the years through 2015-16 and supported expansion, as downstream businesses increase spending on advertising when the purchasing power of consumers strengthens. Online advertising revenue also grew strongly as the number of consumers with access to the internet increased. Nevertheless, the benefits to the industry were curtailed because companies lost market share to external competitors...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£22.9bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
114,403
Businesses
16,616
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising research and development expenditure is expected to support industry growth
  • Demand from the telecommunications and technology sector increased over the past five years
  • Native advertising could provide a niche market for small and large advertising agencies alike
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    On the surface, the barriers to entry into the industry appear minimal. The low concentration indicates that small firms can survive and the low capital intensity suggests low start-up costs. However, some substantial barriers do exist for new firms aiming to enter the industry. Therefore, IBISWorld expects the industry to have moderate barriers to entry.Although industry concentration is low, the many mergers and acquisitions across the marketing sector have caused it to increase slightly in recent years. The largest players are now global giants that can offer fully integrated services across the full spectrum of marketing activities. This gives them a significant advantage when attracting large global clients. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Advertising Agencies Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Advertising Agencies Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Degree of globalisation in the firm
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Real household disposable income in the Advertising Agencies industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Advertising Agencies Industry?

    Advertising agencies produce, place and provide advice about advertising material across a range of media, including TV, print, radio and the internet. They also advertise at the point of sale, on billboards and using direct mail promotional campaigns. The industry excludes public relations agencies, media sales representatives and market researchers.

    Industry Products
  • TV and radio advertising
  • Print media advertising
  • Online advertising
  • Out-of-home advertising
  • Professional consulting
  • Industry Activities
  • Creating and placing advertisements in media
  • Creating and placing outdoor advertisements
  • Creating and placing online advertisements
  • Providing consulting and advisory services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Percentage of households with internet access

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue growth
  • Demand variations
  • Online advertising
  • Margins widen
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand widens
  • Growth limitations
  • Potential turbulence
  • Profitability improves
  • Table: Advertising Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Advertising Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Breakfast Cereals & Cereal-Based Foods Production
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Department Stores
  • Public Relations & Communication Activities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Market Research & Public Opinion Polling
  • Specialised Design Activities

  • Products & Services
  • Online advertising
  • TV and radio advertising
  • Print media advertising
  • Other
  • Out-of-home advertising
  • Professional consulting
  • Chart: Advertising Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fast-moving consumer goods sector
  • Durable goods manufacturers
  • Telecommunications, media and technology sector
  • Health-care sector
  • Retailers
  • Finance sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Advertising Agencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRentDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Advertising Agencies

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Advertising Agencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    WPP plc,
  • Table: WPP plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Advertising Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Advertising Agencies Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Above-The-Line Advertising
  • This includes traditional mass media advertising through newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, the internet and billboards.
  • Below-The-Line Advertising
  • An advertising strategy that targets specific niche audiences.
  • Native Advertising
  • A type of advertising, usually online but feasibly elsewhere, that matches the form and function of the platform upon which it appears.
  • Out-Of-Home Advertising
  • Any type of advertising that reaches consumers while they are outside their homes.
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