Last week, CNET’s Caroline McCarthy wrote about eMarketer’s data about ad spending on social media sites.
According to eMarketer, the share of social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, was only 5.5% of the total digital ad spending in 2009. That’s slightly more than in 2008, and it’s indeed a bit surprising when listening to both the intentions from marketers and from the social networks themselves.
Especially if you look at how the Facebook’s and MySpace’s of this world try to convince advertisers to spend on their networks. Is it a coincidence that recently Facebook announced it will take care of its own advertising business?