The Value of Data Visualization
Monday, May 7, 2012

Here's a quick video from the folks at Column Five, who do a great deal of work with GOOD for their section.

See below for one of the more recent infographics from the colaboration between the two groups reviewing the shift in ad revenue, as investigated by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. 

Click to launch the infographic.

One of the more interesting statistics that stands out from the visualization is the very low percentage of market share that video advertising has. While a small percentage of the revenue market share, it would be interesting to see a visualization on the ROI for each advertising mechanism online. 

ROI measurement for online advertising is an emerging space and yet the measurements for length of time a user spends on pages - with a banner ad in front of them, number click throughs, or time spent watching pre-roll ads are easily measureable. These statistics, correlated against the revenue market share numbers might highlight that, while a smaller percentage of the market for ad dollars, the money put into video is money well spent for capturing the attention and the time of the user. 

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