The recent release of the 29th annual "Advertising Ratios & Budgets" study by Schonfeld & Associates lists forecasted 2005 advertising-to-sales ratios, ad spending in 2005 and 2006 and ad growth for each of more than 5,000 companies in over 300 industries. A few of the industries covered include:
PC manufacturers will increase ad spending by 11.7% while advertising for software will rise only 2.1%. Advertising for semiconductors will be up over 14 percent in 2006, and spending by computer communication equipment manufacturers will increase by over 9 percent.
Retail department stores will spend $4.4 billion in 2006, up slightly from 2005.
Variety stores will increase their ad budgets 5.9 percent for a total of $4.1 billion.
Advertising by direct mail catalog houses will increase to $1.3 billion.
The automotive industry is expected to be the top spending industry with an outlay of $33.5 billion, a 7.6 percent increase.
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