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In-App Advertising To Account For 56% Of Digital Ad Spend In 2026

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In the social media age, mobile apps have become an effective way to reach out to potential customers. The popularity of in-app advertising is likely to keep growing in the coming years. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, in-app advertising is expected to constitute 56% of the global digital ad spend in 2026. A total of $425 billion is expected to be spent on in-app advertising in 2026.

Total digital ad spend to reach $753 Billion in 2026

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The digital medium has become an essential part of the advertisement industry in the modern world. With people spending more and more time on their phones, the digital advertising industry has witnessed massive growth in the past decade.

According to the numbers from Juniper Research, the global digital advertising spend is expected to be $407 billion in 2022. The size of the digital ad industry is expected to grow by 85% to $753 billion in 2026. A significant portion of this figure is attributed to the mobile format, particularly in-app advertising.

In 2022, a total of $201 billion is expected to be spent on in-app advertising. This figure would amount to 49.4% of the entire digital ad spend of $407 billion. In the next four years, the size of in-app advertising is expected to more than double. As per the numbers, in-app advertising would amount to $425 billion in 2026, signifying a growth of 111.4% in the next four years. Thus, the spending on in-app advertising is expected to grow at a faster rate than the spending of the entire digital advertising industry. In 2026, in-app advertising will become the primary medium in digital advertising and constitute 56% of global digital advertising spending.

The report also notes that the video medium will continue to remain key for advertisers with ever increasing popularity of mediums such as Tik Tok and YouTube Shorts.

Vyom Chaudhary, an editor at Safe Betting Sites Canada, commented, “The digital advertising industry is facing challenges due to recently implemented policy changes by Apple and Google. The advertisers will have to be clever to optimize their ad attributions in future. However, this won’t stop the industry from growing at a considerable rate in the coming days. Furthermore, in-app advertising would become even more common for most businesses.”

Vyom Chaud

Vyom Chaud left his IT job to follow his love for soccer. He has been writing about the beautiful game for the last 6 years contributing articles to The Daily Mail, Vocal, Fan Sided and many other publications. He can spin stories with numbers and thinks data is beautiful. An avid Arsenal fan, he spends most of his time dissecting the nuances of the game. He has played football, cricket and badminton at an amateur level.