Political Advertising will hit $8.3 billion this year, with half of that money spent in August, September and October. This report examines ad-spending trends across five four-year election cycles and offers insights into which media are losing share and which are gaining. Video-oriented media (cable and broadcast TV) continue to dominate, though online video has begun a growth jag worth monitoring. Candidates and parties spent a minuscule $25 million in the last presidential election, but are poised to spend 10 times that amount in the 2016 races. Our 16-page report includes 9 charts and graphics, plus a three-page appendix with charts showing political ad spending by medium from 2005-2013, and forecasts to 2016. It also provides additional detail on online spending, including spending on social media sites. An executive summary is available for free.
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Plus statewide information for political ad expenditures for 2014 broken down by:
- x US Senate
- x US House
- x Gubernatorial
- x Attorney General
- x State Assembly
- x Local Elections
- x Ballot Issues
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- x STATE-level spending for the same
- x Breakouts for total political spending in the market on newspapers, radio, TV, cable, online, etc.
- x How much is yet to be spent as of July 1, 2014
- x 2016 forecast for the market
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