Ad Blocking

  • Judge, Jury & Executioner: Google's War Against Ad Blocking

    In a bid to do its part for the future of publishing, and to create a better web for users, Google announced back in June some new tools for publishers, as well as a roll-out of a pseudo ad-blocking tool to stop ads showing on websites that are not compliant with the Better Ads Standards, an initiative developed by the Coalition for Better Ads. ExchangeWire delves into the details of this news and what it could do to the [...]

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  • Ad Industry Concerned Over Safari’s New Cookie-Blocking Feature

    Yesterday, 19 September, Apple released the new iOS 11 update with significant changes to Safari, affecting the advertising community. The new feature will block cookies in the browser, which could hurt advertiser targeting and change the economic model of the current internet. The leading advertising groups in the industry have blasted Apple for this move and ExchangeWire have reached out to these experts to get their take on the matter.

    One of the new features in Apple’s new iOS 11 [...]

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  • TV Ads Have Diminishing Influence in AU; China Video Ads Climb to £966m in 1Q2017

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: TV ads have diminishing influence in AU; China video ads climb to £966m in 1Q2017; AU small firms lack resources for marketing; Rapport goes up in Malaysia; Grey ‘Hug’ it out in Dubai; Swisse Wellness buys AU creative agency; Kargo gears up in NZ; and GroupM releases Thai digital playbook.

    TV ads have diminishing influence in AU

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  • Ad Track Blocker is Just Another Game of Cat & Mouse

    Last month, Apple announced at its Developers Conference that it would effectively put an end to advertisers’ ability to track consumers who use the Safari browser around the web and serve targeted ads based on their browsing habits. Buried beneath headline-grabbing product news, Apple said that it will be adding an ‘ad tracker blocker’ to its web browser as part of an update to its desktop OS. Industry analysts estimate that this could impact 40% of web users [...]

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  • Ad Fraud Breaches the Trust Between Networks, Publishers & Advertisers: Q&A with Tim Koschella, AppLift

    With global ad revenue wasted on fraudulent traffic reaching into double-figure billions in 2017, ad fraud remains an issue in the programmatic industry. Tim Koschella (pictured below), CEO and co-founder of AppLift, speaks to ExchangeWire about aligning with advertisers’ needs and combining forces within the industry as a whole to protect the reputation of ad tech.

    ExchangeWire: AppLift started in 2012, focusing on the gaming sector. What made you decide to expand beyond that particular sector?

    Tim Koschella: The mobile landscape is ever-evolving. When [...]

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  • Ad-block Use Bottoming Out in AU; Dentsu Taps Tencent Data to Aid Marketers

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Ad-block use bottoming out in AU; Dentsu taps Tencent data to aid marketers; WPP agencies merge in ANZ; Publicis & Alibaba team up to deliver customised customer journey; AU works on data code of practice; and Shanghai Addition offers bridge between Chinese brands and the world.

    Ad-block use bottoming out in AU

    Awareness of ad-blocking technology has [...]

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  • Ad Blocking, a Prime Example of a Technology War: Q&A with Stuart MacDougall, SourceKnowledge

    The rumour of ad blocking killing the advertising industry has never come to fruition; but it certainly continues the conversation about the need and want for it by consumers. Bad website experiences, poor technology, and subpar advertising, leads to the use of ad-blocking tools, which in turn inhibits publishers from monetising their site, and advertisers from not being successful. Stuart MacDougall (pictured below), CTO, SourceKnowlege, explains how ad blocking affects the overall industry and the standards that should be put [...]

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  • Confusion Around Fake News; Spamming Consumers

    ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: Confusion around fake news; Spamming consumers; and Ad blocking lower on smartphones.

    Confusion around fake news

    Just 20% of UK news audiences feel confident that the news they are reading is real; and 70% want social media companies to take more responsibility for tackling fake news, research conducted for the7stars has [...]

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  • Incoming Earthquake? The Possible Implications of Google's Ad Blocker

    The rumours about a built-in ad blocker for Chrome have travelled far and wide since The Wall Street Journal reported it three weeks ago, raising many questions about the future of the publishing, advertising, and ad-blocking worlds. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Gal Glikman (pictured below), CEO, Uponit, outlines the reasons for Google’s contemplated move and the possible implications for the publishing ecosystem.  

    We’ve all read the recent speculations that Google are planning to add a built-in ad [...]

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  • APAC Brands Need More Than Data in Data-Driven Marketing

    It may seem paradoxical, but data alone is not sufficient for Asia-Pacific marketers to ensure their data-driven campaigns will be successful.

    Increasing focus on such initiatives has overshadowed the need for creativity; and this can lead consumers towards ad blockers, cautions Ben Maudsley, Exponential Interactive’s Asia-Pacific and South Africa managing director. He also advises marketers to adopt care in deciding which data they should use to power their campaigns.

    In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Maudsley and Tyler Greer, Exponential’s Asia-Pacific and [...]

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