Cinema, internet and outdoor also made big year-on-year gains, according to the AA/Warc Expenditure Report.
The Advertising Association says it is the biggest single quarter of growth for a decade, with overall market growth of 5.4% in 2010, up from the previous forecast of 3.3%.
It says that total ad spend is now expected to reach £15.3bn in 2010, an increase of £0.8bn on 2009.
Cinema and TV gained from the build-up to the 2010 World posting year-on-year growth of 25.5% and 24.2% respectively.
Overall, all media except direct mail (-3.1%) recorded growth in the quarter, with strong performances for outdoor (+17.7%) and internet (+16.3%). Press (+0.9%) and radio (+0.6%) showed moderate growth.
In the same period, the display advertising market was largely dominated by TV (38.8%), newspapers (19.1%) and direct mail (13.5%), whilst internet has increased its share of classified advertising to 67.8%. Regional newspapers account the next largest share of classified (21.7%).
“Great global content, like the World Cup, has given traditional mediums such as TV, cinema and outdoor a much-needed boost this term” says Tim Lefroy, chief executive at the Advertising Association.
He adds: “People should note this has not been at the expense of digital. In fact, overall growth has been delivered hand-in-hand with the online sector”.
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