“Fraudsters will take money from wherever they can get it, and if you’re not paying attention they’re going to take it from you,” said Dr Augustine Fou during an interactive discussion on ad fraud organized by the Advertising Business Group (ABG).
Communicate‘s latest issue is out. This quarter, we explore the intricacies of programmatic advertising. Deep-diving into this complex world, we look into the various stakeholders and how they interact, the issues that this growing industry faces – from ad fraud to the phasing out of the third-party cookie – and what the future has in […]
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KFC launches an innovative blockchain program for its digital advertising and media buying, making it the first QSR (Quick service restaurant) brand in the region to do so. Communicate got a chance to speak with Ozge Zoralioglu, Chief Marketing Officer at KFC, to learn more about this new step, and what it means for the digital media buying […]
By Elías Jabbe The Mobile Marketing Association returns to Dubai today to host the latest edition of one of its signature events: MMA Impact Forum. The Istanbul-based MENA & Turkey chapter of the global MMA is leading the organization of the annual forum in Dubai that unites marketers from various countries in the Middle East […]
Programmatic advertisement is a term that describes a range of platforms, tools and services that have made digital advertising more automated and data-driven. Through this concept, advertisers can obtain digital media without pricing, so they can pay only for the relevant impressions they will distribute on the right audience. Programmatic allows real time flexibility and […]
Mobile ad fraud is on the rise and is estimated to have doubled since last year. Juniper Research has estimated that advertisers will lose some $19 billion to fraudulent advertising activities on online and mobile devices in 2018. The issue of app install fraud is a growing concern, particularly in the GCC. Therefore, Omnicom Media Group […]
What is IAB? The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an independent body aimed at benefiting the digital ecosystem through education, research, standards, guidelines and best practices. Founded in 1996, it is headquartered in the US and has 43 licensed IABs around the world. Why did it take nine years for IAB to get its GCC […]
There’s no shortage of skeptics and believers when it comes to blockchain technology, but the biggest question as it applies to digital advertising is pretty basic: What actually makes sense? The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Tech Lab last week revealed details of a Blockchain Working Group pilot program that is designed to answer that question. The […]
By Michelle Engle, senior vice-president, product, Valassis Digital The debate surrounding probabilistic versus deterministic cross-device tracking is nothing new. But with the rapidly evolving online landscape and technological capabilities, and with customers increasingly engaging across multiple devices, brands and agencies should be having a different conversation: They need to look beyond which targeting method to […]
Advertisers have been increasingly concerned about brand safety since The Times’ investigation revealed that big brands are inadvertently funding terror back in February 2017. At the time, major advertisers pulled out of YouTube resulting in an estimated $750 million loss. In fact, one of the biggest advertisers, P&G only recently started advertising on the platform […]
Transparency has been a growing concern in digital advertising, with ad fraud was estimated to cost brands $16.4 billion globally in 2017, according to WPP’s global agency, The&Partnership. In fact, nearly 20 percent of total digital ad spend was wasted in 2016. Companies have been looking for the best solutions to combat this issue with […]
One of the world’s biggest advertisers kept its ads off YouTube for more than a year because of concerns about inappropriate content. Now it’s returning to the video site, but a lot more selectively than before. P&G told its brands this week they could buy spots on YouTube. The company had stopped spending on YouTube in […]
Last year’s brand safety debacle brought to light some key issues with digital advertising. Among these were viewability and ad fraud. Ad fraud is rather self-explanatory, but what is viewability? Viewability is essentially an online advertising metric that determines if an ad is actually ‘viewable’, and then, allows advertisers to pay only for ads that […]
Have you ever wondered who funds the Internet? Who pays for all the content and services that we enjoy online for free? The answer is advertisers. They fund the “free Internet” and they are the reason we can enjoy all the content websites (Forbes, CNN, Times), the social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), search engines (horizontal […]
Remember when you were really engrossed in watching something (ahem, ahem) online and kept getting interrupted by pop-up ads? Or when you’d hidden a certain tab somewhere when a parent or boss hovered over you, only to have pop-ups give you away? Enter ad blockers. Today, they are living a second life, moving on from […]