Digital vs. traditional advertising – an advertising showdown

Digital vs. traditional advertising – an advertising showdown

Digital advertising evolves with each passing year – but can the same be said for traditional advertising?

With digital ads, much thought goes into the creative process – you have to earn your target audience’s attention. However, the effort is worthwhile; as Marketing Land reports, digital ads turn a profit.

“U.S. digital advertising revenues reached an all-time high of $59.6 billion in 2015,” states the Interactive Advertising Bureau, or IAB. This is a 20 per cent increase from the previous year.

Traditional advertising still has its place for certain demographics, but is less accountable and more expensive than most digital advertising.

Are the scales really tipped in digital’s favour? To find out, we’ve fleshed out the battle of digital vs. traditional advertising in our chart below.

Check out our digital vs. traditional advertising comparison:

digital vs. traditional advertising


Now that you know the benefits of digital advertising, take a look at our post on the best online ad practices, and find out if digital advertising is for you.


  1. Deebak Akash

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    Hi Lindey, your comparison on digital and traditional advertising is great. It speaks how important is digital advertising over traditional one. Thanks for the information.

    1. Lindey Sudo

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      Thanks for the comment! I’m glad you found this comparison useful.

  2. Praveen Kumar

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    The infographic stood out! It made the post more readable and easy to read. I hope business owners find this post so that they can understand the difference between traditional and digital advertising which will make the job of a marketer/advertiser much easier.

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