Online Growth = Industry Growth and Ad Spending
I'm not one to toot my own horn typically (well OK, maybe just a little) but this article over at ZDNet speaks volumes about our little "community" here on the net. We've been growing in leaps and bounds at HotHardware.com and like the technology we cover, so has the online industry, your influence on technology and your buying power...
"Tim Armstrong, Google's advertising sales vice president, said in an interview before the Reuters Media and Advertising Summit that 2005 marked the turning point when advertisers switched from testing to investing in the decade-old medium.
"There is robust interest in online advertising and that interest is now turning into real dollars," Armstrong said, noting that market analysts are predicting a banner 2005 year with forecasts ranging from $10 billion to $15 billion.
"The experimenting and testing phase begun in the 1990s has ended. Corporate ad buyers are investing now," he said.
Jupiter Research estimates the U.S. online advertising market will grow 28 percent over last year, to $11.9 billion in 2005, moving to $13.6 billion in 2006 and $15.1 billion in 2007."
Hey, we'll help folks spend some of those ad budget dollars, anytime. ;-) No problemo...