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Ignorance: the cornerstone of the ad blocking issue

Nov 5, 2015 - Fighting ad blockers is not going to solve the expensive problem they pose to the industry. The key is to understanding why people use ad blockers and fixing those pain points together. Comments

As programmatic becomes more commonplace, what does that mean for creative?

programmatic-robert Nov 2, 2015 - Though creative is just as it always was, it's being deployed in different ways as more brands and agencies do buy their ads programmatically. Comments

Ads of the week: Halloween edition

Photo of a Halloween pumpkin Oct 30, 2015 - ClickZ is celebrating Halloween early with ads created in the spirit of the holiday. Check out some of our favorites from Target, Snickers, and Chipotle. Comments

3 things you need to know about bot traffic

robots Oct 29, 2015 - Most advertisers don't think they're affected by bots. But since more than half of the Internet's traffic is not human - though it's not necessarily nefarious - that assumption is most likely false. Comments

Is Native Advertising Content Marketing?

nativeadvertising-contentmarketing Oct 1, 2015 - Industry leaders have different feelings on whether native advertising is content marketing, but maybe the answer lies in the middle: it can be, but more conditionally than as a rule. Comments

Small Publishers Are Most Affected by Ad Blockers, Says IAB

ad-blocking Sep 29, 2015 - Ad-blocking software is especially damaging to small publishers, but IAB MIXX says they understand why users download it. It's up to the industry to thwart blockers by serving ads people don't want to intercept. Comments

GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle Brand Safety

brand-safety Sep 23, 2015 - GroupM and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) stamp down on online piracy by ensuring all media partners receive validation as Digital Advertising Assurance Providers. Comments

Tencent Opens WeChat Moments to All Advertisers

wechat-1000 Aug 27, 2015 - Any brand can now advertise on a WeChat user's private Moments feed, in a move Tencent will be hoping balances advertising revenue with user expectations. Comments

Google's Alphabet: A Welcome Move in Asia

android-one-device-lava-pixel Aug 24, 2015 - For markets in Asia Pacific, Google's move to restructure itself under Alphabet will give products more autonomy to expand in the region. Comments

IAB: HTML5 to Be New Industry Standard

html5-image Aug 17, 2015 - Advertisers have long used Flash to make interactive ads online, but the IAB is going to ditch Flash for HTML5 as the new industry standard. Comments

Auto-Play Ads Coming to Facebook Audience Network

facebook-brand Aug 11, 2015 - Facebook has just made app advertising a little bit easier by offering new features to its Audience Network including carousel ads and desktop video app ads. Comments

Alphabet: What's Going to Happen to Google Advertisers?

Google Logo Aug 11, 2015 - Industry experts say Alphabet, which separates the profitable parts of Google's business, highlights the company's weaknesses but may also be good for branding and product development. Comments

Could Microsoft and AOL Take on Google and Facebook?

battleroyale Jul 31, 2015 - To compete with Google and Facebook, Microsoft and AOL are training one another on their respective strengths: content and programmatic. Comments

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

Mobile Factors Into 54 Percent of Campaigns with Viewability Discrepancies

metrics-measurement Jul 9, 2015 - In its most recent testing phase, the Media Rating Council found that while 63 percent of campaigns had consistent viewability, mobile was a big factor in those that did not. Comments

Toyota Partners with Google Places for Local Targeting

toyota-logo Jul 2, 2015 - Toyota has paired up with Google Places to create a local search API that enables banner ads to suggest geo-targeted activities to consumers. Comments

Macy's and Whole Foods Bring Ad Powered Car Charging to the West Coast

electric-car-volta Jun 11, 2015 - In exchange for advertising and environmental credibility, brands like Whole Foods and Macy's are funding the electric car charging stations that will soon be all over the West Coast. Comments

AdWords Offers Updates to YouTube Brand Lift Insights

youtube-b2b Jun 4, 2015 - Google and YouTube have offered updates to the ways that Brand Lift measures a video ads performance as part of a push to promote "micro-moments." Comments

Yahoo Allows Advertisers to Independently Validate Viewability and Fraud

yahoo-mobile-image Jun 3, 2015 - Yahoo is the first major digital publisher that lets brands fact-check viewability and ad fraud by themselves. Comments

YouTube TrueView Ads To Become Shoppable

youtube-logo May 22, 2015 - Google is adding a Buy button, and now, so is YouTube. Advertisers will soon be able to link to their websites and product listings on Cards within TrueView ads. Comments

Amazon Introduces App Advertising for Android and Fire

amazon logo May 14, 2015 - Amazon has created its own app advertising platform for Android and Fire to rival similar products from Google, Facebook, and Twitter Comments

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