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Posts tagged with Ad Blocking


10 devastating digital marketing stats we've seen this week

The stats this week are devastating (in a good way).

Tons of goodness about ecommerce KPIs, 'marketing moments', financial services, good old TV, and more.


How The Financial Times is dealing with the problem of ad blocking

According to the IAB, around 26% of people now use ad blockers while browsing on desktop. 

We recently spoke with Sacha Bunatyan, Global B2C Marketing Director at The Financial Times, to hear how the publisher is tackling the problem.

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A day in the life of... a Chief Data Scientist in ad fraud protection

July 2016 at Econsultancy has been #datamonth, so it feels fitting to feature a chief data scientist in our 'day in the life' feature.

Mike Andrews is CTO and Chief Scientist at Forensiq, a company that helps combat ad fraud.


Ad blocking continues to grow, but many publishers & advertisers still don't get it

While there's debate around the impact of ad blocking, the statistics are clear: the extent to which consumers have embraced ad blocking is not in question.

And there's no sign that the consumer desire to keep ads at bay is waning.

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What is non-linear advertising & how can it help publishers?

Though the term non-linear advertising is perhaps a little academic, the concept is a useful one when discussing multichannel campaigns.

It's also a lens through which to view display advertising, and the problems it is beset by.

Here's my attempt at explaining it.


Has CNN created the worst ever mobile ad experience?

Last week I encountered this ad experience on my iPhone.

Even for a mobile ad, this was bad.


The best APAC digital marketing stats from April 2016

Here are the most eye-catching digital marketing stats from APAC in April.

This month's topics include WeChat, video advertising, Indian ecommerce, Chinese digital agencies and much more.

More stats are available in Econsultancy's Internet Statistics Compendium.


Two-thirds of Australian marketers say current display ads model is broken

We often discuss the state of display ads on this blog, sadly it is not always in the most positive light, and it seems the majority of marketers agree with us. But there is hope for a better approach.

Sixty-six percent of brand marketers and media buyers in Australia surveyed in our recent People-Based Advertising report either agree or strongly agree that the current model for display advertising is broken, and only 12% disagree that it is. 


Here’s why the UK culture secretary is clueless on ad blocking

The ad blocking debate continues to rage on, showing no signs of slowing. A tsunami of mixed opinions and bad misunderstandings. 

The latest high-profile figure to publicly grab the wrong end of the stick entirely is culture secretary John Whittingdale, who last week referred to ad blocking as “a modern day protection racket” in which publishers have to pay to appear on a whitelist.


Eight exciting US digital marketing stats from the past week

Welcome to another dose of our regular US digital marketing stats round-up. Some say it is even more eagerly anticipated than the Presidential Election.  

This week we’re covering digital ROI, yet more ad blocking, The Oscars, Donald Trump, mobile, and more. 


Creativity in programmatic "should not be an afterthought"

Programmatic advertising goes far beyond data and automation.

Our Creative Programmatic event is coming up on 2 March and we caught up with two of the speakers at the event, O2’s Head of Digital Excellence, Nick Adams, and TUI’s Head of Media, Sammy Austin. 

Between them they discussed some of the biggest emerging trends and challenges in programmatic, and offered their opinions and advice on where creativity fits within this channel.

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Did South Park solve the ad blocking problem?

The digital advertising industry is facing its biggest challenge to date - ad blocking.

Agencies, brands, and marketers alike have to re-evaluate our approach if we want our industry to survive.