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BeelerCast: To Catch An Ad Blocker

In this episode of BeelerCast, AdMonsters Advisory Board Chairman, Rob Beeler, talks with Neal Thurman (Coalition for Better Ads / Brand Safety Institute) and Dan Rua (Admiral) about their call for participation in the pilot program. They talk about ad blocking, better ad experiences and a new segment: "To Catch…

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AdMonsters Playbook: Fill Rate Survey

On the surface, fill rate may seem like a simple enough metric—divide the number of impressions filled by the total number that were potentially available. But in reality, it’s a very difficult calculation to make, particularly with an ever-widening pool of monetization channels. To better understand the role fill rate…

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Coalition for Better Ads Introduces Chrome Ad-Blocking Workaround

Just in time for the holiday season, Google slipped some coal into publishers' stockings. Google announced that on Feb. 15, its browser Chrome will begin blocking units that don't meet the Better Ads Standards from the Coalition for Better Ads. Moreover, Chrome will remove all ads from sites that have a "failing" status…

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Dbrief on DMEXCO

Last week marked my return to the non-Brexiting part of Europe in several years to attend DMEXCO. My assumption is that most operations people really don’t know a lot about DMEXCO other than Germany is a funny place to go to something that sounds like it belongs in Latin America.…

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Chrome Gets Into the Ad Blocking Business for Real

A few months back, Google announced it would be equipping an ad blocker—or something like an ad blocker, maybe more like an ad filter—into newer versions of Chrome. The new Chrome feature would filter out ads deemed overly intrusive to the user experience. At the time, Google suggested it would…

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What Are Better Ads Standards?

Better Ads Standards are an initiative for promoting “acceptable” ad experiences for users, while discouraging disruptive ads. The overall goal, as stated, has been to keep the spread of ad blocking tools at bay, by assuring the ads in the ecosystem are not so annoying they drive users to start…

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Admonsters Playbook: User Experience

The prominence of revenue operations as a critical function within the digital media world has had its ups and downs. While programmatic and other indirect channels have proven ops as a serious revenue center, it’s also forced the department into highly unfamiliar territory such as creative development and user experience.…

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Ad Block Wars, Episode 4: New Hope(s)

“If you had asked me 10 years ago if millions of people would pay $10 a month for their music, I’d have said that’s a suspect proposition,” comments Dan Rua, CEO of Admiral. “But over time user expectations, platforms and many other things have changed so now it’s a very…

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IAB Proposes a LEAN Takeover

All your standard units are LEAN now.That was the gist of the IAB’s unveiling of its new Standard Ad Unit Portfolio, now available for draft comment. Pretty much every standard display unit is being replaced by a flexible LEAN (Light, Encrypted, Ad-Choice Supported, Non-Invasive) unit, and the famous/infamous Rising Stars…

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#OPSPOV: So Ad Blockers Are Selling Ads Now?

You don't have to be following the DMEXCO conference in Cologne, Germany, to have heard the biggest story/scandal. EyeO GmbH – the parent company of everyone's favorite ad blocker, AdBlock Plus (ABP) – decided the event was a prime time to announce the launch of its new exchange for replacing…

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