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IT Decision-Makers Say They Notice Ads While Watching Video, Shopping Online

May 25, 2017

Some 61% of IT decision-makers have an ad blocker installed on at least one of their devices, according to a Yahoo survey. The desktop (50%) - the device in which they spend most of their time - is the most common one on which they've installed an ad blocker, with fewer (28%) having an ad blocker on their smartphone. Read more »

Demand-Side “Tech Tax” Takes 28 Cents From An Advertiser’s Programmatic Dollar, ANA Says

May 24, 2017

In what it says is an attempt to establish some "accountability and transparency in programmatic media," the ANA has released a report [download page] in which it estimates how the flow of spending from advertisers moves through the supply chain to an exchange. The bottom line? The data it analyzed revealed that 28 cents of every dollar spent by advertisers gets eaten up by the demand side's "tech-tax." Read more »

B2B Marketers Keep the Focus on Content

May 15, 2017

There's no content fatigue setting in among B2B marketers, according to the 2017 Digital Trends in B2B [download page] report from Econsultancy and Adobe. Not only is content marketing by far the top digital priority for B2B marketers this year, but it's also the discipline most likely to get a spending hike this year. Read more »

These Charts Show How Facebook’s Ad Revenue Growth is Far Outpacing its Audience Growth

May 12, 2017

We recently reported on Facebook's growing average revenue per user (ARPU), which Ampere Analysis notes has increased sixfold in the US between 2012 and 2016 (to almost $20). We decided to take a look at Facebook's earnings reports from another perspective, comparing ad revenue growth worldwide with audience growth to show just how much the marketing community has embraced Facebook advertising. Read more »

Audience Monetization: Who’s Doing it Best? (Hint: Google > Facebook)

May 10, 2017

Google alone commands around 15% of the world's media advertising revenues, an extraordinary figure. Facebook is the second-largest media owner, according to a recent analysis, itself capturing about 5% of worldwide media ad spend. How are they doing so well? They're monetizing their audiences better than other online properties, per estimates from Ampere Analysis. Read more »

Here Are The Advertising Types That Consumers Say They Tolerate the Most

May 8, 2017

We won't bury the lede: we could have titled this article, "Once More With Feeling: Consumers Prefer Ads in Traditional Media." And we almost did. For whatever reason, consumers just seem to tolerate legacy media ads more than online ones. We've seen it before, and a recent study from Kantar Media [download page] is the latest to add to that body of research. Read more »

Mobile Gains Primacy in US Digital Advertising: 3 Takeaways

May 3, 2017

By now you've probably heard the news: in their latest internet advertising revenue report [pdf] - covering 2016 - the IAB and PwC have revealed that mobile (finally) captured a majority share of advertising revenues. Here are 3 takeaways from the report's findings. Read more »

Retailers Are Shifting From Google Text Ads to Shopping Ads And Seeing More Mileage From Smartphones

April 28, 2017

For the first time in 2016, retailers spent a greater portion of their Google AdWords budgets on shopping ads (53%) than on text ads (47%), reports Sidecar in a new study [download page]. Google Shopping ads saw a concurrent jump in share of sitewide sales, almost doubling from 9% in 2015 to 16.1% last year among the retailers analyzed, as performance also improved on mobile devices. Read more »

Where is Digital Ad Fraud Having Its Biggest Local Impact?

April 25, 2017

Fraud accounts for an estimated 6.4% of all digital ad spending in the US - or roughly $8 billion, according to a new report [download page] from Borrell Associates. But ad fraud has a bigger effect in some markets than others: in fact, it represents almost one-tenth of digital ad spending in some local markets, including New Haven, CT (9.8%) and Hagerstown, MD (9.6%). Read more »

US Display Ad Viewability Benchmarks, by Unit, in H2 2016

April 10, 2017

Viewability continues to be a key concern for media buyers when planning digital campaigns. So what percentage of display impressions in the US actually are in view for at least 1 second? Integral Ad Science (IAS) dug into the data [download page] from its platform to reveal viewability benchmarks for various ad units. Read more »