Industry Outlook

See what’s happening by industry in a snapshot through the lens of Kenshoo’s media and advertising data.


Data last updated: 9/12/2020


APPAREL

Spending is up in the Apparel category across channels when compared to the average monthly spend over the past four months. Short-term spending is up in Social and Ecommerce, but not Search.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS

In the Search and Ecommerce channels, total ad spend was up in August for the Computers & Electronics category compared to July, with ad prices also seeing an increase.
INTERNET & TELECOM

Advertisers in the Internet & Telecom category saw higher click prices in paid search in August, compared to both the previous month and the 4-month average, which helped drive overall spending higher.
FOOD & GROCERIES

As one of the standout categories throughout the pandemic, Food & Groceries saw higher spending levels across channels compared to the average for the past four months, with prices up sharply in search over that same comparison period.
HOME & GARDEN

The Home & Garden category has been a strong performer throughout the pandemic, with spend increasing over the past four months compared to the first four months of the year across all channels. Search and Social have both continued that trend in the medium-term.
JOBS & EDUCATION

Amidst the uncertainty about both employment and education spawned by the pandemic, advertisers in the Jobs & Education category invested more heavily in the Search channel over the past four months.
Travel
TRAVEL & TOURISM

August spending in the Travel & Tourism category leveled off for paid search after steady growth since the onset of the pandemic.
LAW & GOVERNMENT

In the Social channel, this category is primarily comprised of political ad spending, which increased nearly 50% from July to August, and is up over 3X compared to April.

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DEFINITIONS AND METHODOLOGY

Ecommerce vertical or category refers to all retail and ecommerce advertisers across delivery channels.

The Ecommerce channel refers to sponsored product and sponsored brand ads on major online marketplaces and includes Amazon and Walmart.

Search data includes Google, Microsoft, Apple Search Ads, and some others.

Social data includes Facebook, Pinterest and some Snapchat data.

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