Print Advertising - United States

  • United States
  • Ad spending in the Print Advertising market in the United States is forecasted to reach €8.91bn in 2024.
  • The largest market within this market is Newspaper Advertising, with a market volume of €4.66bn in the same year.
  • When compared globally, the United States is expected to generate the highest ad spending in 2024, amounting to €8.91bn.
  • By 2029, the number of readers in the Print Advertising market is estimated to reach 85.7m users.
  • The average ad spending per reader in the Newspaper Advertising market is projected to be €90.90 in 2024.
  • Print advertising in the United States is seeing a shift towards digital platforms, reflecting changing consumer behavior and technological advancements.

Key regions: France, China, Asia, Germany, Europe

Comparaison de régions

Analyst Opinion

The Print Advertising market in the United States has experienced significant changes and developments in recent years.

Customer preferences:
Despite the rise of digital advertising, print advertising still holds a significant share of the advertising market in the United States. Many customers still prefer print advertisements due to their tangibility and credibility. Print ads provide a physical presence that digital ads cannot replicate, allowing customers to engage with the content in a more personal and immersive way. Additionally, print ads are often perceived as more trustworthy and reliable, as they are associated with established and reputable publications.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the print advertising market in the United States is the shift towards targeted and niche publications. Advertisers are increasingly focusing on reaching specific audiences through specialized magazines and newspapers. This allows them to tailor their messaging and content to a particular demographic, resulting in higher engagement and conversion rates. As a result, niche publications have seen a resurgence in popularity, attracting both advertisers and readers. Another trend in the print advertising market is the integration of digital technologies. Many print publications now offer digital versions of their magazines or newspapers, allowing advertisers to reach a wider audience. This integration also enables interactive features such as embedded videos and clickable links, enhancing the overall user experience and driving higher engagement levels. Advertisers are leveraging these digital capabilities to create more immersive and interactive print ads that capture the attention of readers.

Local special circumstances:
The United States has a diverse media landscape, with a wide range of publications catering to different interests and demographics. This diversity creates opportunities for advertisers to target specific regions or communities with their print ads. Local newspapers and magazines play a crucial role in connecting businesses with their target audience at a grassroots level. Advertisers can leverage the local special circumstances to create highly targeted and relevant print ads that resonate with the local population.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The overall health of the economy plays a significant role in the development of the print advertising market in the United States. During periods of economic growth, businesses tend to increase their advertising budgets, leading to higher demand for print ads. Conversely, during economic downturns, businesses may cut back on advertising expenses, impacting the print advertising market. Additionally, changes in consumer spending patterns and purchasing power can also influence the demand for print advertising. In conclusion, despite the rise of digital advertising, the print advertising market in the United States continues to evolve and adapt to changing customer preferences. The integration of digital technologies and the focus on targeted publications are key trends shaping the market. The local special circumstances and underlying macroeconomic factors also play a significant role in the development of the print advertising market in the United States.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses enterprises (B2B). Figures are based on print advertising spending and exclude agency commissions, rebates, production costs, and taxes. The market covers advertising in physical print editions (newspapers and magazines).

Modeling approach:

Market size is determined by a combined top-down and bottom-up approach. We use industry association reports, third-party reports, and survey results from our primary research (e.g., Consumer Insights Global Survey) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as GDP, population, urban population, and education index.


We use a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the market. For instance, the S-curve function is well suited to forecast digital products due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption, whereas exponential trend smoothing (ETS) is more suited for projecting steady growth in traditional advertising markets.

Additional notes:

Data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change.

Vue d’ensemble

  • Ad Spending
  • Key Players
  • Analyst Opinion
  • Reach
  • Demographics
  • Global Comparison
  • Methodology
  • Key Market Indicators
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