Mass appeal: A positive macroeconomic environment is projected to fuel industry expansion

Over the five years to 2019, IBISWorld anticipates revenue for the Billboard and Outdoor Advertising industry in Canada to climb due to rising consumer spending and consumer confidence, despite heightened volatility in corporate profit. Oscillations in corporate profit forced many companies to reduce costs in some years. Nonetheless, a positive macroeconomic environment after a brief recession in 2015 is projected to fuel industry expansion. Despite the prominence of digital technology, outdoor advertising has largely escaped the decline experienced by other traditional media, primarily print industries, given its ability to capture the attention of a broad market. The internet has ushered in an age in which reaching a specific demographic is easier than more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Outdoor advertising has largely escaped the decline experienced by other traditional media, primarily print industries
  • Operators generate revenue by selling advertisements on display faces
  • Traditional media will likely continue to decline
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The services provided by the Billboard and Outdoor Advertising industry in Canada have wholehearted market acceptance, and advertisers are not expected to stop using outdoor advertising at any point in the foreseeable future, which are typically indicators of a mature industry. However, technological innovation has accelerated industry expansion, encouraging new entrants and experimental designs. As a result, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added (IVA), is projected to increase at an annualized rate of 4.1% over the 10 years to 2024. Comparatively, during the same period, GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 1.7%. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry are

  • Ability to provide services in diverse locations
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Displays in key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Total advertising expenditure in the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry?

    This industry creates and designs advertising materials for public display, including printed, painted or electronic displays. Operators may place the displays on billboards or panels and on or within transit vehicles, shopping malls, retail stores and other display structures or sites.

    Industry Products
  • Digital billboards
  • Billboards
  • Transit advertising
  • Alternative advertising
  • Street furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Aerial advertising
  • Billboard display advertising
  • Bus, taxicab and subway card advertising
  • Indoor display advertising
  • Outdoor display advertising
  • Store display advertising
  • Transit advertising
  • Display advertising
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of businesses
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Escaping the shift from traditional media
  • Digital growth
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Mass market and digital appeal
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • TV Broadcasting in Canada
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in Canada
  • Advertising Agencies in Canada
  • Public Relations Firms in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Airport Operations in Canada
  • Billboard & Sign Manufacturing in Canada
  • Graphic Designers in Canada
  • Market Research in Canada
  • Public Transportation in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Billboards
  • Digital billboards
  • Transit advertising
  • Alternative advertising
  • Street furniture
  • Chart: Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer and business sentiment
  • Total media and advertising expenditure

  • Major Markets
  • Other
  • Telecommunications, media and technology
  • Food and beverage
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Government and nonprofit
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitRent and purchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Billboard & Outdoor Advertising

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    BCE Inc., Jim Pattison Group, Outfront Media Inc., Lamar Advertising Company,
  • Table: BCE Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Jim Pattison Group - financial performance
  • Table: Outfront Media Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lamar Advertising Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Billboard & Outdoor Advertising Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Total Advertising Expenditure (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The largest standardized form of outdoor advertising, usually measuring 3.0 metres by 13.0 metres.
  • Display Face
  • The surface on which an advertisement is placed.
  • Impressions
  • The number of times than an advertisement is viewed.
  • Ooh
  • Out-of-home advertising, which includes all forms of advertising in an outdoor setting, all of which are industry-relevant.
  • Poster
  • The standard billboard size, measuring about 3.0 metres by 7.0 metres.
  • Tendering
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
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