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Six ways marketers can fight location-based ad fraud

According to BIA/Kelsey, location data will be used in upwards of $38bn of mobile ad spend in the US this year, but unfortunately for marketers paying to reach consumers in specific locations, the evidence suggests that much of the location data being used in location-based ad targeting is not only inaccurate but totally fraudulent.

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The best digital marketing stories in China: May 2019

This month’s roundup from the world of digital marketing in China brings us news on WeChat – from privacy fears to a study on the effects of social media detox. Elsewhere, we look at content trends on Douyin and the state of ad fraud. Tech-savvy users abandoning WeChat over privacy fears It’s unimaginable for the […]

Is the ad fraud problem really getting better? New research suggests not

Ad fraud is a huge problem, but the past year has seen growing optimism that progress was being made in the fight against the industry’s biggest threat.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) suggested that losses from ad fraud were going to drop from $7.2bn in 2016 to $6.5bn in 2017. What’s more, efforts to reduce common forms of ad fraud have gained traction. Perhaps most notably, the IAB Ads.txt standard, which aims to make spoofing much more difficult, is rapidly being adopted.

10 signs that programmatic advertising is reaching maturity

If you read the press you’d be forgiven for thinking programmatic advertising is in decline.

But for all the noise about brand safety, viewability, fraud and kickbacks – programmatic is maturing fast. A range of new technologies and initiatives have got many in the industry hopeful that 2018 could be a big year for programmatic.