The quarterly report has downgraded UK ad spend growth from its previous prediction of 2.9% to 1.4%. The revision follows slower growth than expected in Q1 of 1.7%.
All media are expected to see revised downwards growth, except for online advertising, which is expected to jump 7.2%.
Growth in television and out-of-home has been adjusted downwards to 2.5%.
However, the report remains confident for growth in 2012 spurred by the London 2012 Olympics and the forecast is for a jump of 5.4%.
The AA’s downgrade chimes with recent global ad spend forecasts from media networks and owners. Magnaglobal has just revised its global forecast downwards to 5.2% from 5.6%.
PwC says that UK growth will rise 4.8% over the next four years.
Chief executive at the AA Tim Lefroy says: “£2011 was always going to be tough, but the second half of the year gives cause for cautious optimism.”