Fine print: As digital advertising increases, industry demand will decrease

The Print Advertising Distribution industry has fared well over the five years to 2018 as increasing advertising expenditure has bolstered the industry's promotional sales distribution segment. Favorable economic conditions and a positive business sentiment index have increased corporate profit during the five-year period; as a result, demand for advertising distribution services has increased in line with advertising expenditure. As print advertising continues to lose market share to digital advertising, demand for print advertising distribution is expected to decrease. Moreover, consumers are expected to increase internet usage as internet traffic volume is projected to increase over the next five years to 2023...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As print advertising loses market share to digital advertising, demand for print advertising distribution will decrease
  • Print advertising has not fared well, primarily due to advertisers’ shift to digital advertising
  • The decline in print advertising distribution will offset growth derived from other industry segments
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry enterprises and establishments are typically concentrated in areas of dense population as certain industry services require population density to be effective. Additionally, industry operators are incentivized to operate in areas of high commercial activity as proximity to suppliers is a key factor of demand. Moreover, as marketing agencies and advertisers determine key target markets (i.e. neighborhoods in which household income is above $100,000), industry operators typically centralize in such locations to meet upstream demand.Consequently, the industry's concentration of establishments is largely representative of the country's population density. The number of business offices often overlaps with the population distribution. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Print Advertising Distribution Industry

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

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Effective quality control
  • Having a large supply contract
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total advertising expenditure and Print advertising expenditure in the Print Advertising Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Print Advertising Distribution Industry?

    This industry directly distributes and delivers advertisements (e.g. circulars, coupons and handbills) and samples. Firms deliver advertisements or samples door-to-door, place flyers and coupons on car windshields in parking lots and hand out samples in retail stores. This industry does not include establishments that distribute advertising materials or samples through the mail.

    Industry Products
  • Sample delivery
  • Distribution of ad materials in public locations
  • Door-to-door distribution services
  • Printing, creative and graphic design services
  • Telephone book distribution
  • Other ad services
  • Industry Activities
  • Advertising material (e.g. coupons, flyers and samples) direct distribution services
  • Circular direct distribution services
  • Coupon direct distribution services
  • Directory, telephone, distribution on a contract basis
  • Door-to-door distribution of advertising materials (e.g. coupons, flyers, samples)
  • Flyer direct distribution (except direct mail) services
  • Handbill direct distribution services
  • Sample direct distribution services
  • Telephone directory distribution services, door-to-door
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Print advertising expenditure
  • Business sentiment index
  • Corporate profit
  • Internet traffic volume

  • Current Performance
  • Promotional samples distribution
  • Print advertising
  • Industry operations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Print advertising losing readership
  • Industry operations and profitability
  • Table: Print Advertising Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Database & Directory Publishing
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Coffee & Snack Shops
  • Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Office Staffing & Temp Agencies
  • Paper Wholesaling
  • Printing

  • Products & Services
  • Other ad services
  • Sample delivery
  • Door-to-door distribution services
  • Distribution of ad materials in public locations
  • Printing, creative and graphic design services
  • Telephone book distribution
  • Chart: Print Advertising Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications
  • Finance
  • Consumer Goods
  • Other
  • Automotive
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Print Advertising Distribution Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Print Advertising Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Print Advertising Distribution 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 Print Advertising Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Below-The-Line Advertising
  • Short-term incentives such as coupons or rebates used to communicate with consumers, often by companies with a limited advertising budget.
  • Door-To-Door Distribution
  • A method whereby distribution takes place from one physical house or business to the next.
  • Flyer
  • An advertisement conveyed on a single printed page.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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