Online Ad Inventory Crunch

[via Ashish Sinha] The McKinsey Quarterly writes:

Internet advertising has recaptured the imagination of marketers, who see an enormous potential to raise the profile of their brands through vehicles such as paid search and online video. But the fact that scarcity is an issue for digital-advertising often gets lost in the enthusiasm. McKinsey research finds that bottlenecks in supply could limit the pace of online ad growth and raise prices over the next 24 months. The study also suggests that a dearth of ad agencies that can manage both traditional and digital campaigns could further slow the shift in spending to online ads.

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