Digital Advertising is Being Clobbered by Traditional Media

By Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD

“Digital Advertising is Being Clobbered by Traditional Media,” so reads the headline from,, and others in summarizing research reported by Zussi Research in August 2010.

Author Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD

The report notes that contrary to the hype surrounding online advertising, traditional advertising is perceived as more informative and necessary than online advertising.

Additionally, 69 percent feel that traditional advertising is relevant to them, versus only 45 percent for online. Interestingly, for the 25-34 year old demographic, the gap widens, with 81 percent feeling that traditional is relevant versus only 53 percent for online.

Furthermore, annoyance with online advertising is twice that of traditional advertising, with many online users irritated at the annoying tricks often used to grab attention.

These findings are something to keep in mind when planning your advertising mix for next year.

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Peter Lyle DeHaan is an entrepreneur and businessman who has managed, owned, and started multiple businesses over his career. Common themes at every turn have included customer service, sales and marketing, and leadership and management.

He shares his lifetime of business experience and personal insights through his books to encourage, inspire, and occasionally entertain.

By Peter Lyle DeHaan

Author Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, publishes books about business, customer service, the call center industry, and business and writing.

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