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

New findings from ANA and The Advertising Coalition

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.