Direct Marketing continues to account for more than 50% of ad budgets

January 6, 2010 Gary Ritkes

Direct marketing in the US is on track this year to account for 54.3% of all nationwide ad expenditures, up from 52.7% last year, according to a recently released report and forecast from the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).

The report predicts that 2009 will mark the fifth year that direct will comprise more than half of all ad spend, and it is forecasted to remain above 53% for the next five years.

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Gary Ritkes

Gary Ritkes oversees all Business Development and Marketing at SproutLoud. He has been a pioneer in the emerging vertical of Distributed Marketing Technology and is an industry leader and innovator with 20+ years experience in graphic communications and marketing strategy. Gary has been involved with SproutLoud since the inception of the company. Prior to joining SproutLoud, Gary was VP of Marketing for Rex Three, Inc., SproutLoud’s first and largest vendor among its network of providers. He has served many Fortune 1000 clients and worldwide advertising agencies in providing marketing technology direction and optimization. He was an original founder of U.S. based Earth Color Group and a co-founder of Advanced Digital Services (ADS) which was sold in 1996 to publicly traded Katz Digital Technologies. He is a current board member of the local Advertising Federation chapter and has served as a member for other national industry associations including the DMA, AGA, and the CMO council.

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