Thanks to Joe Baz and digg.com found this tidbit.
U.S. businesses will spend $US105.3 billion on Internet advertising and marketing in 2008, according to new the third annual advertising and marketing report from . It’s a milestone measurement as that figure now exceeds spending on TV, radio and movies which is worth $98.5 billion.
Three-quarters of the more than 1,000 U.S. advertisers surveyed for the report said that websites were their most effective lead generation tool, even when put up against activities such as exhibitions, trade magazines and custom pubs.
For companies doing Internet marketing and measuring the results, the matter is clear:
Websites [are the] most effective lead generation tool
No matter what business you are in, no matter what geographic region you target, no matter what demographic, there are no more excuses, the most effective way to get business is online.