Google Chrome launches own ad blocker

Google Chrome launches own ad blocker

 Google has started blocking intrusive adverts by default in its Chrome browser, as the web giant looks to rebuild trust with consumers. Flashing animated banner ads and auto-playing video adverts with sound are set to be targeted, while Google will contact websites that breach the advertising guidelines and, ultimately, block their advertising if they […]

OpenX says Google’s Exchange Bidding has led to 48% revenue lift for publishers

OpenX says Google’s Exchange Bidding has led to 48% revenue lift for publishers

A case study published by OpenX shows that publishers on its platforms using Exchange Bidding – Google’s answer to header bidding – have seen an average yield increase of 48% in the 12 months since the two started working together. In June, OpenX announced its status as a Google Exchange Bidding beta partner, but the adtech firm says it’s […]

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Snapchat throws its marketing API open to all

Although Snapchat launched its Marketing API in October 2016, the platform only made it available to a handful of technology companies that are part of its Snapchat Partners programme. These companies were able to use the API to develop tools that satisfy the needs of the world’s largest advertisers. From today, the API is open […]

Mobile ads reached more online consumers in Philippines in 2017, says Nielsen

Mobile ads reached more online consumers in Philippines in 2017, says Nielsen

Mobile advertising dominated digital ad campaigns in the Philippines, while at the same time, “on target” mobile ad performance outpaced digital ads served via desktop and total digital last year, according to a report by media research firm Nielsen. The Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings Benchmarks report, which assessed more than 3,000 digital campaigns since its […]

UM Malaysia and Ensemble Worldwide use TV sync technology for KFC campaign

UM Malaysia and Ensemble Worldwide use TV sync technology for KFC campaign

Universal McCann Malaysia (UM) has developed a first of its kind TV sync campaign for KFC, to launch the Golden Egg Crunch. The campaign is a collaborative brainstorm effort between UM and Ensemble Worldwide, marrying storytelling and innovative media platforms to enhance the campaign message delivery, using TV sync technology. Managing Director of UM and […]

JW Player and SpotX ink video header bidding agreement

JW Player and SpotX ink video header bidding agreement

Network-independent video platform JW Player has launched Video Player Bidding, a header bidding solution for video with SpotX, the video advertising and monetisation platform for publishers, as its exclusive partner for 12 months. The company said Video Player Bidding is purpose-built for digital video to greatly reduce latency and improve monetisation with just one click. […]

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap targets Instagram advertisers with free ads on Snapchat

Snap wants to attract new advertisers — specifically, it wants to attract advertisers who are spending money with its biggest competitor, Instagram. To lure them over, Snap is reaching out to those advertisers that are buying vertical video ads on Instagram and other competitors, and offering them free advertising credits to give Snapchat a try. […]

Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Consumer goods giant Unilever, one of the world’s biggest advertisers, has threatened to pull investment from digital platforms such as Facebook and Google that “create division” in society or fail to protect children. Keith Weed, chief marketing officer at the maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dove soap, will announce the company’s plan in […]

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