Pascal Rossignol | Reuters

Amazon’s promoting enterprise continues to develop regardless of a normal slowdown in digital promoting, which has damage corporations like Google mother or father Alphabet, Fb mother or father Meta and Snap.

The web retail large’s promoting providers unit introduced in $11.6 billion in gross sales for the fourth quarter, representing a 19% year-over-year improve, in accordance with its earnings report Thursday.

Though Amazon’s promoting unit nonetheless constitutes a small fraction of the $149.2 billion in income the corporate recorded in its fourth quarter, it represents a fast-growing space that analysts consider might be an important participant within the digital promoting market.

Certainly, whereas buyers had been happy that Meta is slicing prices, gross sales within the firm’s fourth quarter dropped 4% yr over yr to $32.17 billion.

Meta executives defined on Wednesday throughout a name with analysts that they do not see an instantaneous rebound within the digital promoting market coming anytime quickly. Susan Li, the chief monetary officer, mentioned, “In keeping with our expectations, This fall income remained beneath strain from weak promoting demand, which we consider continues to be impacted by the unsure and unstable macroeconomic panorama.”

In the meantime, Alphabet on Thursday reported fourth-quarter promoting revenues of $59.04 billion, a slowdown from $61.24 billion within the year-earlier quarter.

Alphabet’s YouTube promoting unit, which faces competitors from TikTok, introduced in $7.96 billion within the fourth quarter, representing an 8% drop from a yr in the past.

Tech corporations which are powered by digital promoting have been beneath strain from a number of components, together with a troublesome financial system, elevated competitors from TikTok, and the lingering results of Apple‘s 2021 iOS privateness replace.

The most recent Insider Intelligence survey of digital promoting income share worldwide revealed that Amazon now holds 7.3% of the general on-line advert market, trailing Alphabet‘s Google, and Meta-owned Fb and Instagram, which respectively have 28.8%, 11.4%, and 9.1%, of the digital advert market.

Amazon beats on revenue, AWS revenue down slightly