When it comes to political campaigning, most candidates are constantly searching for new and effective ways to reach out to their target audience in a way that not only provides information, but encourages action. While the days of the televised debate and commercial advertisement are far from over, it's fair to suggest that online political advertising is definitely on the rise. Borrell - a company responsible for tracking ad spending, found that the overall ad-spend for this year is predicted to be at around $11.4 billion - 20% higher than it was in 2012.
While the jump itself is impressive enough, what's truly telling is how that money is predicted to be spent. Around $1 billion of that amount should be invested entirely on digital media - an increase of almost 5000% compared to the online advertising efforts of 2008. According to the same study, by 2020, the presidential election cycle will be enough to raise online advertising expenditure to more than $3 billion.