Myths and Realities of Ad Blocking Users

People love to hate ad blocking users. The conventional understanding of the psychology of ad blocking users goes a little bit like this: People that block ads don’t care about the balance that upholds the free web—they just hate ads and refuse to see them. But the reality surrounding the approximately one billion ad blocking users worldwide—their motivations for installing ad blockers, their relationship with and thoughts about tech and the internet, and their affinity for digital content—is much more nuanced. According…

Video Ads Are Most Frustrating to Ad Blocking Consumers, New Report Says

As More Consumers Use Ad Blockers, Businesses Must Diversify Their Online Advertising Strategies and Maintain Their Website’s User Experience (UX) in the Face of This Disruptive Technology Over half of people who use ad blockers (51%) find video ads most frustrating when browsing online, according to a new consumer survey by Visual Objects, a portfolio website that showcases work from top creative firms from around the world. About one-third of people (30%) say video ads that interrupt streaming are most frustrating,…

Opt-In Video Advertising is Preferred Ad Choice for Consumers According to New Nationwide Survey; Adoption May Deter Ad Blocking

Research from OpenX, the Mobile Marketing Association and MediaMath Highlights Opportunity to Provide Consumers a More Rewarding Advertising Experience OpenX, the world’s leading independent advertising technology provider, revealed new consumer and brand marketer research conducted in coordination with the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and MediaMath, highlighting the growing desire of consumers for more relevant, engaging and “rewarding” advertising experiences. “When the ad experience works for the consumer,…

When it Comes to Ad Blocking, Personalization is the New Scale 

While the debate over ad blocking has long centered on the struggle between publishers and ad blockers about the ability to display ads, less attention has been paid to whether or not these ads should be displayed at all. If marketing is about meeting consumers’ needs, then more than 75 million US consumers have already said, simply by installing a blocker, that they don’t like the ads being pushed at them. That is a lot of people and doesn’t even include the vast majority of consumers that browse the web without blockers,…

OnAudience Report Finds US Publishers Lose over $15.8 Billion Revenue Annually Due to Ad Blocking

Latest Onaudience Report States That More Than A Quarter (26%) Of Consumers Utilize Ad Blockers In The Us, A 16% Increase On 2016 OnAudience.com has launched a global report into ad blocking. The study reveals that the use of ad blockers is on the rise in the USA, with over a quarter (26%) of consumers now using them, compared to just 22% in 2016. This accounts for a loss of more than $15.8Bin publisher revenue, an increase of almost half (43%) the $11B lost in 2016. OnAudience is a part of the Cloud Technologies S.A.…

Malicious Ads Embedded in Ad Images Gain Traction According to GeoEdge’s Real-Time Blocking

Steganography – the Practice of Concealing a File, Message, Image or Video Within Another File, Message, Image or Video – Is a Growing Trend This Year, Being Implemented by Malicious Advertisers Who Insert Their Malicious Codes into Ad Images With malvertisers always looking for new ways to infiltrate their malicious code, a trend gaining traction in Q4 2018 is steganography – the act of embedding malicious code into an unseen image hidden in an ad’s image. GeoEdge, the premier provider of ad security and verification…

Brave and Townsquare Collaborate to Transform Ad-Blocking Traffic; Test Blockchain-Powered Digital Advertising

Brave and Townsquare Collaborate to Transform Ad-Blocking Traffic into a Revenue-Generating Venture and Test If Blockchain-Powered Digital Advertising Works Brave and Townsquare Media, Inc have agreed to join forces in order to re-engage users who use ad-blocking. The partnership involves combining Brave’s futuristic browser and Townsquare Media Inc’s music and entertainment portfolio. Brave’s browser capabilities include privacy innovation and a Blockchain based digital advertising platform which allows Townsquare to…

Brave and Townsquare Partner to Re-engage Ad-Blocking Users

Partnering Will Also Include Monetizing Ad-blocking Traffic and Testing Blockchain-based Digital Advertising Brave, combines an innovative privacy browser with a Blockchain-based digital advertising platform. Whereas, Townsquare Media Inc., owns and operates a plethora of digital brands which are focused on media and entertainment. The companies announced the partnership to empower Townsquare to re-engage ad-blocking users. The companies have also vouched to test Blockchain-based digital advertising solutions with the BAT…

Adverty Is Granted Second US Patent for in-Game Ad Viewability Technology

Adverty AB (publ) has been granted a second patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its in-game ad viewability technology. The new technical patent protects a method of determining whether an advert is considered visible in a three-dimensional gaming environment rendered on a screen - a key functionality of Adverty's industry-leading in-game advertising platform. Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies and game developers, announces the notice of allowance for its most recent…

MarTech RADAR 2020: Top 150 Marketing Technology Updates of 2020

Now that we are already into the New Year 2021, our content analysis picked the top 50 marketing technology updates from the industry that made the most buzz in 2020. We have organized these updates in chronological order. January 2020 Accenture Helps United Utilities Build and Deploy a Digital Workforce Management Solution, Based on Salesforce Platform "Accenture helped United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, build and deploy a new digital workforce management solution built on the Salesforce platform,…

Mediavine Expands Access to Contextual Ad Targeting Using GumGum’s Verity Artificial Intelligence Product

Mediavine, the largest exclusive ad management company in the U.S., has expanded its contextual ad targeting with Magnite and PubMatic using GumGum's Verity artificial intelligence (AI) product. Through Verity, Mediavine is passing contextual segments in the bid request to industry-leading Supply Side Platforms (SSPs). In mid-2019, Mediavine began offering contextual targeting as a way to combat the instability of third-party cookies in the various internet browsers. Due to growing demand from marketers, Mediavine has…

Kount Joins Adobe Exchange as Accelerate Partner

Kount, the leader in fraud prevention and digital identity trust, announced an Accelerate Level partnership in the Adobe Exchange Partner program. This will enable Magento customers to have access to industry-leading fraud prevention that is #1 for both its Technology Excellence and Customer Impact according to a recent Quadrant SPARK Matrix. The collaboration will help businesses to protect against payment fraud, chargebacks, and disputes while enabling businesses to accept more good orders and increase revenue. Businesses…

Imperium Supercharges Industry-Leading Anti-Fraud Solution

Upgraded RelevantID tool provides powerful 360-degree response to escalating problem of survey dupes and frauds Data quality solutions specialist Imperium announced the release of a significantly upgraded version of its flagship ID-validation tool RelevantID. This major release is designed to help market research and panel organizations combat the rise of highly sophisticated synthetic identity frauds that are becoming increasingly difficult to catch using conventional fraud-detection models. Marketing Technology…

Addressing the Malvertising Trend of Malicious Cloned Sites, GeoEdge Becomes the First Ad Security Solution to Block Ads leading to Cloned…

Research from ad security provider GeoEdge has found that malicious content has become the fastest growing tactic for malicious advertising in 2020, accounting for 50% of all malicious advertising today. Why? Malicious advertisers are the most performance-driven marketers in the world, and nefarious content is six times more effective than auto-redirect ads. Malicious advertisers can buy a cloned website template for a few dollars and use IP addresses to more effectively target users. And COVID-19 has given malicious…

TechBytes with Travis Clinger, SVP Addressability & Ecosystem at LiveRamp

Hi Travis, welcome back to MarTech Series. Tell us about your COVID-19 business continuity plans at LiveRamp. The recessionary environment brought on by the pandemic has forced marketers and publishers to do more with less, thus acting as a catalyst for accountability. As every marketing activity is further scrutinized, our customers are turning to LiveRamp to ensure every dollar spent is addressable and measurable. Further, they have entrusted us, and our technology, to help ensure their messages are reaching the right…

IAS Partners with Google in Building An Industry-Leading Automated Tag

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, and Google Campaign Manager, the largest global ad server, announced the first automated tag to seamlessly wrap campaigns with both ad server and third-party verification tags for Campaign Manager. Time spent manually wrapping tags is one of the biggest pain points for digital advertisers today. With IAS's new automated tag, they will now be able to reduce time spent wrapping tags. Additionally, advertisers will have a central location to…

Zeotap Joins Prebid with ID+ Universal Marketing Identity Solution; Amnet, Publicis and Unidad Editorial Join Initiative

Global customer intelligence platform Zeotap has announced that ID+, its universal marketing identity solution launched in July 2020, is now available as a module of Prebid, the most widely used header bidding platform for publishers. Launched in 2015, the Prebid project is led by a neutral industry organization that makes header bidding easier for publishers by bringing conformity and simplicity to the process. The inclusion of ID+ in Prebid’s User ID module ensures ID+ can be transacted across the ecosystem. In just…

Comscore Launches New Brand Suitability Protections for Advertisers

High/medium/low risk variations now available for 15 segments, including: hate speech, human rights violations, crime and violence, adult content, online piracy, and more Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media, announced enhanced brand suitability protections that offer brands greater precision to determine what content is safe and contextually relevant. The segments, which are now available in many leading demand-side platforms, will put the control back in the advertiser's hands to be…

AdSecure Releases Content Classification Feature

AdSecure, the innovative cybersecurity company that provides digital publishers and platforms with modern solutions to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality digital ads announced the launch of their newest platform addition: Content Classification. This new suite of classification solutions is designed to help AdSecure partners both understand and control the visual elements within their digital ad content, allowing them to eliminate explicit or potentially offensive images, and keep content on point with their brand…

Swimming with the Black Swan: How Marketers are Adjusting to the New Normal of Global Pandemic

Both the scale and scope of COVID-19 are beyond anything we’ve seen in near history. It’s uniting, in that the entire globe was tasked to navigate this challenge together, but more than anything it’s been devastating. It has had a profound effect on the way we do business, interact and live our daily lives - the outcome being that the global economy has taken a bit of a nosedive. Unfortunately for marketers, there is no playbook they can turn to for answers. I was in the industry during 9/11 and the 2009 economic collapse,…