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Local media organizations facing incredible competition have to understand the media spending trends and behaviors of advertisers within key vertical industries. One particular area is the health care vertical. BIA/Kelsey estimates that for 2015 the total advertising spending in local markets for this advertiser group (Hospitals, Physicians, Dentists, Optometrists, Chiropractors, and Residential Care Facilities) will be $10.9 billion.

Interestingly, traditional local media has a disproportionate share of 2015 spending (87.2 percent). Yet, the online/digital local will grow substantially in the next few years, reaching 20 percent by 2019. This online/digital will be with pure plays, as well as the traditional media that have expanded their services and see the opportunities with this group of advertisers. These health care providers will be extremely interested in greater integration of digital marketing services.

More information on this vertical advertising spending is now available in the recently released report, Insights in Local Advertising – Health Care Vertical, which examines traditional and digital spending trends, profiles the market ad share by media, and details the advertising trends of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

To read the executive summary of this report, just click on “Insights in Local Advertising – Health Care Vertical.

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