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According to BIA/Kelsey’s newly released report “Insights into Local Advertising — Automotive Vertical” businesses in the automotive vertical account for 10% of the total local advertising money that will be spent in the U.S. in 2017, which puts automotive third behind retail and general services. And the largest chunk of local advertising spend by automotive is going to over-the-air (OTA) television advertising — 32.4%. And while TV OTA’s share of the overall automotive advertising is expected to drop by the end of BIA/Kelsey’s five-year forecast (2021), it will still grab the largest piece of the pie, with nearly 31%.

Besides TV OTA, two more of the top five media that automotive vertical businesses will spend on are traditional media — print newspapers and OTA radio will account for 10.0% each. Digital media, which will account for 15.4% of automotive spend in 2017, is the fastest growing media channel. Mobile media ranks 5th with 8.8% of the pie. As with digital media, BIA/Kelsey forecasts strong growth for mobile media over the next five years.

BIA/Kelsey’s Insights into Local Advertising — Automotive Vertical report is now available in the Reports/Webinars module of the BIA ADVantage dashboard for ADVantage clients, and is available for purchase in our estore.

You can download a complimentary copy of the report’s executive summary from the estore as well.

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  1. Great article! Current advertising methods for car dealerships may be dated but they still work, for now. The industry has some changes to make and I think addressing them now is a good move. Having worked in the industry for years, I know dealerships are usually slow to change advertising methods especially since TV, radio and newspaper still work, albeit not as effectively as others. With more consumers searching and making purchases on their mobile phones, it’s good to see dealerships exploring this advertising method.

  2. which puts automotive third behind retail and general services. And the largest chunk of local advertising spend by automotive is going to over-the-air (OTA) television advertising

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