An advertising industry study carried out by IAB Ireland/PwC records growth of 29% in the Irish digital advertising market, with total digital spending reaching €340 mln in 2015.

The 2015 IAB PwC Online Adspend Study Display indicates that advertising had the highest growth rate at 38%, representing €137m in 2015. Display now represents 40% of total digital spend.

Paid-for-Search advertising has grown by 28% year on year and remains the dominant digital format with a 52% share of total online adspend at €176m.

Classified advertising online holds an 8% share of total online adspend at €27m.

Within the Display Category, Social Media Display saw a 72% growth from €28.5m in 2014 to €49m in 2015. Spend on digital video grew by 71% from €14.3m in 2014 to €24.5m in 2015 reflecting the strong commitment of brand advertisers to the video format.

Mobile advertising is a key driver of total digital adspend growth accounting for 81% of the total growth arising from the increase in mobile advertising. Mobile Search accounts for 63% of mobile spend at €89m with Mobile Display advertising representing a 37% share at €52m

PwC predicts 14.6% growth (CAGR) in Irish digital adspend during the period 2014-2019.

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