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Billboard & Outdoor Advertising in the US: Market Research Report

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Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Market Research Report | NAICS 54185 | May 2015

Good signs: Rising advertising expenditure and rate increases will improve revenue

IBISWorld’s Billboard & Outdoor Advertising market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
39,860
Businesses
12,147
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, revenue for the Billboard and Outdoor Advertising industry has increased in line with expanded marketing budgets since the recession. In an increasingly fractured media landscape, industry operators have maintained demand by providing rare access to a mass market. Outdoor advertising firms have also increasingly invested in digital displays, which despite facing some regulatory pushback have the potential to generate far greater revenue and returns than traditional billboards. As the economy and corporate profit continue to improve over the next five years, industry growth is expected to accelerate... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

In 2015, IBISWorld estimates that the top four industry operators will generate more than 40.0% of industry revenue, indicating a medium level of concentration. Concentration has been slowly increasing in the industry as large operators have continued to acquire small competitors. For example, Lamar Advertising Company has increased its capacity by about 6.0% during the past five years through acquisitions alone. Likewise, CBS Outdoor (now Outfront Media) recently expanded its outdoor billboard portfolio by 1,100 through its asset acquisition of Van Wagner Communications.

An estimated 77.8% of establishments have fewer than 10 employees, and only 1.2% of industry establishments have 100 or more. This suggests that the industry still has a large number of small companies... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry?

This industry is composed of companies that create and design advertising materials for public display, including printed, painted or electronic displays. Operators may place the displays on billboards or panels as well as on or within transit vehicles, shopping malls, retail stores and other display structures or sites.

Industry Products
BillboardsAlternative and other leased displaysStreet furniture and other urban fixture displaysTransit displays
 
Industry Activities
Aerial advertisingBillboard-display advertisingBus, taxicab and subway-card advertisingDisplay advertisingIndoor-display advertisingOutdoor-display advertisingStore-display advertisingTransit advertising


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