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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…

4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

Lost and Found: YouGov Survey Finds Large Ecosystem of Consumers Who Use Ad Blockers But Allow Certain Ads

Eyeo Commissioned Yougov to Run a Survey; Finds Users Understand That Ad Filtering Keeps Free Content Available on the Internet eyeo, makers of Adblock Plus, Flattr and Trusted News, announced the results of a US Ad Blocking Usage Report survey conducted by YouGov that finds a forgotten ecosystem of ad block users exists who actually view specific ads they feel are acceptable. This large segment of consumers (officially described as those that filter ads vs. blocking all ads), previously considered by publishers to be…

TechBytes with Matt Harada, GM Data, Sovrn Holdings

Matt Harada GM Data, Sovrn  AI is a potent tool to combat the Fake News menace. Publishers are looking for Marketing Technologies that can solve this challenge. The recent Sovrn-Factmata partnership is seen as a credible technology integration to develop an advanced machine learning platform that can tackle fake-news. Matt Harada, GM Data, Sovrn reveals the fascinating aspects of their partnership with Factmata, using AI to combat Fake News and the growing role of Audience Data and CDPs.Tell us about your role at Sovrn…

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…

HIRO Media, the World’s First Safe SSP, Presents Exclusive Roundtable During Advertising Week Europe

HIRO Media's Event to Explore Issues, Trends, and Opportunities That Are Top of Mind for Brands, Agencies, and Publishers HIRO Media, the world's first safe SSP, is proud to bring together thought leaders and influencers from all sides of the digital advertising industry - Brands, Publishers, Agencies and Advertising Technology - for an exclusive Advertising Week Europe event in London. Also Read:  GDPR Will Drive A Coach And Horses Through The Online Advertising Ecosystem The Programmatic & Media industries are…

Ad Blockers: Take a Page from Video Game Advertisers 

The digital ad industry went into a collective meltdown over news that Safari, Apple, and Chrome were making moves to integrate ad-blocking technology. Indeed, ad blocking is already impacting companies throughout the ecosystem, with Criteo most recently forecasting a 9-13% negative impact on its 2018 revenue due to Apple’s changes. To be sure, ad blocking isn’t some new phenomenon. Consumers aren’t thrilled to have ad tech companies track their moves and sell their data to advertisers. Globally, some 615 million devices…

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.…