GVR Report cover Traditional Radio Advertising Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Traditional Radio Advertising Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Advertising, Satellite Radio Advertising), By Industry Vertical, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-929-1
  • Number of Pages: 78
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global traditional radio advertising market size was valued at USD 25.02 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 1.9% from 2022 to 2028. Radio is an efficient and portable advertising medium that appeals to a broader audience across the globe, which may accelerate market growth. Moreover, radio provides wide demographic coverage to a varied audience via a number of programs such as media & entertainment, news, employment, and education, which in turn is expected to propel the market growth. Furthermore, increasing spending on traditional radio advertising by various industries owing to the cost-effectiveness is accelerating market growth over the last few years. Additionally, the growing urbanization and rising infrastructure development across the globe are anticipated to propel market growth in the forecast period.

U.S. traditional radio advertising market size, by type, 2019 - 2028, (USD Billion)

Traditional radio advertising is gaining popularity in the advertising world because it creates brand awareness among the people and also compliments the brand’s advertising campaigns on other channels, which has been projected to accelerate the market growth. However, newer advertising platforms like the internet and digital media are gaining traction in recent years is a major restraint for the market growth.

Moreover, many villages across the globe are still facing a lack of electricity and thus, radio signifies an influential medium of advertising in rural markets. However, the increasing smartphone penetration rate across the globe and the availability of affordable internet have led to a rise in the number of online radio audiences, which is restraining the growth of the traditional radio advertising market. Additionally, strict government regulation regarding broadcasting advertising is further hindering market growth.

The COVID-19 epidemic has negatively affected the traditional radio advertising business. In response to the pandemic, governments around the world implemented several measures to try to contain the virus, such as quarantines, shutdowns, travel bans and restrictions, and work-from-home orders. Moreover, the pandemic and subsequent slow economy impacted several core radio advertisers such as promoting community events, retail, and entrainment. These categories cut back on their marketing budgets, accelerating declines in advertising. However, the easing of several restrictions and rising investment in advertising in emerging economies are projected to drive market growth during the forecast period.

Type Insights

The terrestrial radio broadcast advertising segment contributed to the largest market share of around 75% in 2021 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 1.7% from 2022 to 2028. The growing radio advertisement has enabled terrestrial broadcast advertising to interact with the target audience around the globe thus driving the market growth. Moreover, insufficient connectivity internet and new technology have recognized that traditional radio advertising to reach a wider number of people is accelerating the market growth.

The satellite radio advertising segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 2.4% from 2022 to 2028. The increasing preference for radio for listing music in commercial vehicles like trucks, and passenger vehicles like cars by the people is the major driving factor for the market growth over the last few years. Furthermore, the rising adoption of satellite radio advertising for branding and spreading awareness regarding products is expected to accelerate market growth over the forecast period.

Industry Vertical Insights

The retail segment contributed a share of over 15% in the global traditional radio advertising market in 2021. The increasing spending on radio advertising by the various companies to promote their products and to build brand awareness among the people is accelerating market growth. Moreover, the rising popularity of traditional radio advertising for retail marketing due to the high conversion rate of the ads is accelerating the market growth. Furthermore, increasing online shopping by consumers has led the retail industry to spend more on traditional radio advertising, which accelerates market growth.

Global traditional radio advertising market share, by industry vertical, 2021, (%)

The media & entertainment segment of the traditional radio advertising market has projected to register the fastest growth with a CAGR of 3.4% from 2022 to 2028. The increasing adoption of traditional radio advertising by various media & entertainment companies to advertise and promote new films and series is accelerating market growth. However, the rising digitalization and acceptance of social media for advertising are restraining the market growth.

Regional Insights

North America made the largest contribution to the global traditional radio advertising market of over 35% in 2021 due to the increasing urbanization and rising awareness about the branding of the particular product through traditional radio. Moreover, radio advertising is an efficient and low-cost way to reach listeners around the U.S. due to the approximately entire population of the U.S. having access to terrestrial radio, which propelled the market growth. Furthermore, the increasing investment in traditional radio advertising is expected to drive regional market growth.

Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing traditional radio advertising market and is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.0% from 2022 to 2028. This can be credited to the increased spending on traditional radio advertising in emerging countries like China, India, and Japan owing to the huge consumer base. Moreover, the increasing popularity and acceptance of radio advertising among the various industry verticals have projected to boost the traditional radio advertising market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the rising infrastructural development in emerging economies like India and China is driving market growth over the last few years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by the presence of various established market players in traditional radio advertising across the globe. Companies are focusing on launching new functions to meet consumers’ expectations by offering a trending radio advertisement type. Moreover, vendors are expanding their reach across the globe with an innovative business model. Some of the key players operating in the traditional radio advertising market include: -

  • Cumulus Media Inc.

  • Sirius XM Radio Inc.

  • iHeartMedia Inc.

  • Entercom Communications Corp.

  • National Public Radio Inc.

  • Strategic Media Inc.

  • The Radio Agency

  • Jacob Tyler

  • Gumas

  • Division of Labor

  • Kiosk 

Traditional Radio Advertising Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 25.8 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 28.5 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 1.9% from 2022 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Billion/Million and CAGR from 2022 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, industry vertical, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Cumulus Media Inc.; Sirius XM Radio Inc.; iHeartMedia Inc.; Entercom Communications Corp.; National Public Radio Inc.; Strategic Media Inc.; The Radio Agency; Jacob Tyler; Gumas; Division of Labor; Kiosk. 

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global traditional radio advertising market report based on type, industry vertical, and region.

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2028)

    • Terrestrial Radio Broadcast Advertising

    • Satellite Radio Advertising

  • Industry Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2028)

    • Automotive

    • Financial Services

    • Media & Entertainment    

    • FMCG

    • Retail

    • Real Estate

    • Education

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France 

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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