Study: Ad Industry Accounted for 19 Percent of U.S. GDP in 2014

New findings from ANA and The Advertising Coalition

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For anyone down on advertising, the Association of National Advertisers and The Advertising Coalition commissioned a study that highlights some of the industry's big economic benefits. Namely, advertising contributed $3.4 trillion to the U.S. GDP last year, a figure that accounts for 19 percent of the country's entire economic output.

The study, done in partnership with IHS Economics & Country Risk, was also designed to analyze the impact a recent tax proposal would have on the U.S.

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