The Dominance of Google and Facebook in One Chart

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Over the next couple years, digital advertising is expected to pass television to become the largest ad market in existence.

One would think that this simple fact should translate to a bright future for many publishers, but the reality seems to be quite different. That’s because digital advertising is increasingly dominated by just two players, and everyone else is just begging for scraps.

THE AD DUOPOLY

Today, close to $0.60 of every dollar spent on digital advertising goes to Google and Facebook.

The crazy thing is that these are still early days, especially for Facebook, which grew its digital ad revenue by 59% last year. The social media company recently smashed Wall Street’s expectations again, as it revealed that Facebook’s mobile business alone was bigger than its entire business back in 2015 Q3.

This lopsided growth is quite the juxtaposition to the media stalwarts of the world…read more