38% of Small Businesses Increased Ad Spend in 2020, According to The Manifest Report

The Manifest | February 24, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the time spent on digital platforms for adults jumped to more than 16 hours every day. Organizations recognized this opportunity to connect with customers. In fact, 38% of small businesses expanded their advertisement spend in 2020, according to a new report from The Manifest, a how-to guide for small businesses.

Just 22% of small businesses reported a decrease in their 2020 advertisement spend.

Many organizations found that the helped them strengthen their connection with customers.

Kamaldeep Singh, founder of digital advertising agency Zhoustify, said his team's advertising budget continues to develop as everyone remains at home.

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