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New IAB Standards released. Think L.E.A.N.

Posted in advertising, digital media, interactive advertising, online marketing, video, world wide web, www with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2017 by gadler

The 'N' in LEAN: Non-Disruptive Ad Experience

"Disruption of the content consumption by advertising has been a major complaint from users as well as a motivation to use ad blocking tools. This guidance lists current ad experiences and identifies disruptive ad experiences that MUST NOT be

used as well as provides guidance on acceptable experiences. …"

IAB Creates Guide For Publishers To Combat Ad Blocking | Digital – AdAge

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 8, 2016 by gadler

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s tech lab took a long hard look at the different options publishers have to deal with ad blockers.

“In an effort to thwart the ever-increasing use of ad blocking software, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s tech lab has released a guide for publishers groping to respond.

Among the six potential tactics described: paying ad blocking companies to whitelist a site, revenue sharing with readers, and “ad reinsertion,” a method where publishers shoehorn advertisements onto their websites even when visitors show up running blockers.”

Source: IAB Creates Guide For Publishers To Combat Ad Blocking | Digital – AdAge

Comcast and Cable Bypass…If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them!

Posted in advertising with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by gadler

Seems Comcast is taking a positive step in addressing  “cable bypass”,  or consumers bypassing cable tv for free online viewing.  A great deal of free mainsteam commercial video (TV, movies, etc.) is now available, and viewed, online. With the rapidly increasing number of internet viewers, it makes good sense for Comcast to move in establishing itself as a market leader. 

This will help aggressively target the younger demo (using cell phones v. land lines, and internet v. broadcast-cable tv or newspapers), and the mid-age demo who are tech-savvy and appreciating the need to reduce family expenses. Tough economy, you know!

With the availability of personalization and behavioral targeting, internet tv will prove an exceptional resource for advertisers to target their audience.

Comcast has reportedly hired Scott Schiller, the co-founder and first vice chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, to oversee sales of 4 of its websites, including FanCast.com – a great internet-tv site.  Fancast could significantly enhance its value if/when it agrees to terms with ESPN to provide its ESPN 360 programming.

IAB is a respected internet industry resource, and luring one of its leaders is a coup.  Fingers are crossed – and congrats to Comcast.

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