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A mobile Ads.txt is needed as fraudsters pounce on shortcomings

The digital ad industry has made significant strides in the past year in its fight against ad fraud.

One of the biggest: Ads.txt, an IAB standard that offers a means to defend against inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.

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Confusion, chaos in the GDPR's first week

The GDPR hasn't even been the law of the land in Europe for a full week and it is already causing confusion and chaos in parts of the digital economy.

Here are the headlines you need to know about as the impact of the GDPR starts being felt.

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Google's response to header bidding is now available to all DFP publishers

Last week, Google announced that Exchange Bidding, a real-time bidding solution that allows third-party exchanges to compete with DoubleClick Ad Exchange, is now available to all DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) customers. 

Exchange Bidding is Google's response to header bidding, which some have suggested poses one of the greatest threats to the world's most powerful digital advertising business.

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How publishers in Asia-Pacific are taking on Google and Facebook

Competing with Google and Facebook for ad revenue is a worldwide problem for publishers, but in Asia-Pacific's fragmented media market the situation is even more dire.

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Traffic buying allegations against Newsweek Media Group highlight complexity of the digital ad problem

Ad fraud is a huge problem that has many different components.

While the issue of paid and often fraudulent traffic is a known one, this is typically assumed to be a tactic employed by fly-by-night scammers who set up “fake” websites to serve ads typically sold through programmatic platforms.

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Four ways the blockchain could be applied to digital advertising

The astonishing rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in 2017 was arguably the trend of the year and the headlines keep coming in the first weeks of 2018.

While much of the interest in cryptocurrencies is purely financial – many new millionaires and even some billionaires have been minted in the past year – lots of observers believe that the blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could revolutionize many markets.

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Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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10 delightful digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

Our headlines never lie. We’ve got some delightful digital marketing stats for you this week, including news on ad fraud, retail returns, and AR apps. 

There’s lots more in the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium of course. Check it out for further facts and figures. 

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10 fascinating digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

The seasons might be changing, but you can always rely on the trusty stats roundup to bring you comfort.

This week’s includes news about voice controlled devices, brand activation and (lots about) ads. For more, don’t forget to download the Internet Statistics Compendium.

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10 stupendous digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week

We’ve got a blockbuster round-up of stats to kick off September.

The round-up includes news about social ads, personalisation and lots more to boot. You can also download the Internet Statistics Compendium for further facts and figures.

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Following YouTube's brand safety backlash, will ad relevance take center stage?

Earlier this year, Google found itself facing a major boycott after YouTube advertisers discovered that their ads were being displayed alongside offensive content.

Google was forced to respond. It promised advertisers better technology to weed out inappropriate content. And it got stricter about which content it allows to be monetized through ads, much to the chagrin of some of its biggest content creators who generate their revenue solely through ads.

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Programmatic has become problematic: Here's what marketers can do about it

Programmatic ad buying has been growing year on year, despite being plagued with scandals.

Whether its click fraud, brand safety, data privacy, or viewability it seems that every time programmatic is mentioned that it's because it is causing some major headache for marketers.

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