Digital publishing revenues up by 31.9 per cent

Digital publishing revenues in the UK increased to £152 million in Q1 2021, up by 31.9% in comparison to Q1 2020, according to the latest quarterly Digital Publishers’ Revenue Index (DPRI) from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and Deloitte.

During Q1 2021, display advertising held its place as the largest category by revenue for digital publishers; with income reaching £53.6 million, an increase of 4.7% against Q1 2020. Revenue from subscriptions also contributed positively, growing by 48.8% compared to Q1 2020.

Both B2B and B2C publishers saw double-digit growth in digital revenues in Q1 2021. B2C publisher revenues grew by 34.2%, relative to Q1 2020, from £104.3 million to £139.2 million, fuelled by large increases in subscriptions (64%). B2B revenue increased by 11.1%, relative to Q1 2020, driven by increases in subscriptions (4.7%) and display advertising (18.7%).

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