The new millennium has brought us on the brink of the I.T. Revolution. This revolution has been aided by the advent of the Internet in a big way. Internet is fast changing the way people used to do things. Naturally, the same would have an impact on the advertisers. The Internet has been accepted as the most powerful media for advertising due to the absence of geographical barriers.
The advent of the Internet and its subsequent acceptance has once again challenged the traditional forms of advertising. Advertisers are trying to use the ‘net’ to advertise their products and hence ‘net’ their customers. Thus, with the Internet gaining prominence, advertising equations are fast changing we would like to study the impact of Internet on advertising from the customers as well as advertisers point of view.
There is no question that the growth of Internet advertising is outpacing offline advertising. As more and more companies realize the real value in advertising their goods and services online, they are diverting funds from other forms of offline advertising to compensate. Consequently, the market share of Internet advertising is continually growing while the market share of offline advertising mediums stagnates or declines.
At the current rate of growth, Internet advertising has already overtaken radio advertising in spending and market share. While outdoor advertising is also experiencing growth, it is not growing as rapidly as Internet advertising, and Internet advertising has already overtaken it.