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Out of Home Advertising Second Quarter Revenue Up 5%

Date: August 22, 2013




Nicole Hayes
(202) 833-5566

Out of Home Advertising Second Quarter Revenue Up 5%

OOH Industry Shows Continued Strength for More Than Three Years

August 22, 2013 (Washington, DC) – Out of home (OOH) advertising revenue rose 5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, accounting for nearly $2.2 billion, according to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). Revenue for the first half of 2013 reached nearly $3.7 billion. The increase in revenue highlights steady positive year-over-year revenue growth since the second quarter of 2010.

“The out of home advertising industry is continuing its record as a leading growth medium in the US,” said OAAA President & CEO Nancy Fletcher. “The advertising community understands the value of OOH as an effective component of ad campaigns.” 

The 2013 OOH industry revenue increase has more than doubled YTD 2013 Real GDP growth, with the Miscellaneous Services, Restaurant, and Retail categories showing the largest volume growth over 2012. Advertisers with the greatest spending increase included Diageo, StubHub, Jack in the Box, Chipotle, 7 Eleven, Apple Stores, Netflix, Tiffany, and Chanel. 

“The second quarter results show consistent growth across all segments of product categories - from value markets to high-end markets,” said OAAA Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Freitas. “The improving economy, along with the increasing strength of OOH in connecting with today's mobile consumer, continues to build the confidence advertisers have in OOH as a wise marketing investment. ”

OAAA issues full industry pro forma revenue estimates that include, but are not limited to, Miller Kaplan and Kantar Media (which is not adjusted to reflect changes in data sources), and member company affidavits. Revenue estimates include billboard, street furniture, transit, alternative, and cinema advertising, as well as digital platforms for advertising spending.

For more information about specific category spend, please contact Nicole Hayes at or (202) 833-5566. 

OAAA is the national trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry. Founded in 1891, the association represents more than 90 percent of the US industry based on revenues. OAAA is dedicated to leading and uniting a responsible OOH industry committed to serving advertisers, consumers, and communities. The OOH industry generates $6.7 billion annually in ad revenues and donates more than $450 million in space each year. For more information, please visit


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