Ad Blocking

  • 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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  • Is There Gold at the End of the Rainbow?

    Today (24 February) ad blocking company Shine, announced that they are rebranding as ‘Rainbow‘. Rainbow is described as “a consumer ad experience”, and the company states: “We are no longer selling ad blocking to mobile carriers, or ISPs.”

    In short, Rainbow is an ad verification company, and the verification criteria is not unique – Rainbow uses industry-defined standards.

    For advertisers and agencies, the process of Rainbow verification is the same as working with any other verification company: submit ads to Rainbow and [...]

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  • Three Solutions to Combat Declining Display Revenue

    There is no denying that ad blocking software has caused a rift in the online ecosystem. Supporters argue that it gives them better access to content; and opponents counter by citing an implicit contract that people agree to when viewing online material. However, there is one point that is indisputable: publishers and advertisers alike have been losing display revenue, and there isn’t an end in sight. In this piece, Oliver Roup (pictured below), CEO and founder of VigLink, addresses these [...]

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  • EU Allows Ad-Blocker Tracking; Flashtalking Accredited by MRC

    ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Adblocker tracking approved by EU; Flashtalking receives accreditation; Forensiq partners with Affise; VideoAmp unveils mobile DSP; adsquare and TabMo cooperate; Gameloft and AerServ partner; Tapad opens Norway office; and Facebook expands instant articles.

    EU approves of ad blocker tracking

    Good news for publishers! The EU is driving an equal opportunity policy for ad-block trackers: thanks to new online regulations, the EU last year promised more control to users [...]

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  • Experts Predict How the Industry Challenges of 2016 Will Evolve in 2017

    2016 has truly shown how dynamic an ecosystem the digital advertising industry is. There have been highs and lows, but it has certainly been memorable. In a series of features reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to what we can expect in 2017, ExchangeWire invite over 100 thought leaders from across the industry to share their views. In the latest series instalment, experts deliver their opinions on the broader industry challenges that have grabbed the headlines in [...]

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  • Social & Email Marketing Top APAC Priorities; AU Consumers Will Turn Off Ad Blockers for Right Reasons

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Social & email marketing top APAC priorities; AU consumers will turn off ad blockers for right reasons; South Korea has world’s highest viewable completion; AsiaMX go live in Thailand, eye new Asian offices; RTB House open up in Singapore; and Rakuten merchants gain access to AdRoll.

    Social & email marketing top APAC priorities

    Social media integration, email marketing, [...]

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  • Programmatic in Deutschland wächst; Teads vermarktet Spiegel Online

    ExchangeWire bündelt die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH. Diese Woche: Programmatic in Deutschland auf Wachstumskurs; Teads übernimmt Outstream-Vermarktung von Spiegel; Adblock-Rate in Deutschland sinkt; und Deutsche Unternehmen misstrauen ihren Mediaagenturen.

    Programmatic in Deutschland wächst 51%

    Zwischen September und Oktober 2016 wurden insgesamt 31 Digitalexperten aus Deutschland und der Schweiz im Rahmen von Experteninterviews und imAuftrag des BVDW und des IAB Schweiz befragt. Das Ergebnis der Befragung von Repräsentanten der Agentur-, Werbeauftraggeber- und Publisher-Seite: Programmatic in Deutschland ist in der Konsolidierungsphase [...]

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  • Ad Quality Takes Centre Stage in the Ad-Blocking Debate

    With over a fifth of the UK’s adults (28%) now using ad blockers, action must be taken to reduce the impact on publisher revenues — a fact the industry knows all too well, writes Ben Barokas (pictured below), founder and CEO, Sourcepoint. In this exclusive byline for ExchangeWire, Barokas explains that, in addressing the ad-blocking situation, there are steps to consider before ad quality.

    So far, a large portion of its response has been to focus on improving ad quality. [...]

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  • Smartclip vermarktet für IP und G+J; ADITION, ADEX, Partnerschaft

    ExchangeWire bündelt die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Smartclip übernimmt Outstream-Vermarktung für IP und G+J EMS; ADITION, ADEX und schließen Technologiepartnerschaft; AdDefend bringt Anti-Adblock-Technologie nach Österreich; Neuzugang bei OpenX Deutschland; und Fünf Fragen an Frederike Voss, orbyd.

    Smartclip vermarktet für IP und G+J EMS

    Smartclip reißt noch mehr Outstream-Vermarktung an sich. Die RTL-Tochter konnte jetzt eine Partnerschaft mit IP Deutschland und der Gruner+Jahr Media Sales-Abteilung abschließen: Ab Januar 2017 vermarktet Smartclip für [...]

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  • Refined Labs wechselt Besitzer; Neustar investiert in Europa

    ExchangeWire bündelt die wichtigsten Nachrichten aus der Region DACH mit Schlaglicht-Interviews aus der deutschsprachigen Programmatic-Szene. Diese Woche: Refined Labs gehört Visual IQ; Sven Bagemihl wird Geschäftsführer für Neustar Deutschland; Süddeutsche Zeitung gegen Adblocker; und Vier Fragen an Thomas Bindl, Refined Labs.

    Refined Labs wird von Visual IQ übernommen

    Der Münchner Attribution- und Kundenanalytik-Anbieter Refined Labs hat einen neuen Eigentümer. Das US-Unternehmen Visual IQ, ebenfalls für Attribution zuständig, kauft Refined Labs für eine bisher nicht näher genannte Summe.

    Im Zuge der Akquisition [...]

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