Thursday, August 06, 2009

More depressing data points for old media

At the risk of piling on the agony, Le Monde has a nice piece today on the decline of print media within household budgets in France (Google translation here), including this chart showing huge declines for newspapers and books - but keep in mind the last data point is 2005, arguably when the real pain was just beginning. Elsewhere, a colleague noticed a good example of a relatively "uncool" industry seemingly getting the structural shift - UK housebuilder TaylorWimpey's results presentation yesterday (see slide 15) contained a pledge to cut classified ad spending in half (to slightly less than 1/3 of total marketing spend, in favor of online.

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