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Ad Recession Begins to Moderate in June, Still Marks Fourth Consecutive Monthly Decline

Author: Joe Mandese
Publication: MediaPost

After plummeting 31% in May, the U.S. ad market showed signs of stabilizing in June, declining only 17% in June vs. the same month in 2019, according to the latest data from the U.S. Ad Market Tracker, a collaboration of Standard Media Index (SMI) and MediaPost.

Even so, it was the fourth consecutive monthly decline in U.S. ad demand, following March (-11%), April (-35%) and May (-31%).

Most of the improvement came from the world’s biggest brands, as the top 10 ad categories declined only 11% in May versus categories 11 and above, which fell 29%.

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