Ad blocking is hitting publishers hard by preventing them from monetising their content. We explore how publishers can continue to keep their readers happy while making money from their online content, and whether there is a viable alternative to advertising.
Despite a degree of uncertainty as the UK government prepares to trigger Article 50, the London technology scene continues to thrive. In a new KPMG survey, the capital is placed above all other European cities as an up-and-coming global hub for the technology industry, ranking fifth after Shanghai, New York, Tokyo and Beijing.
In the face of consistent opposition, it’s usually time to consider a new tactic. At least, that is what many marketers are choosing to do in the midst of the ad-blocking saga, by adopting a new digital strategy designed to reduce disruption: native advertising.
Action was the order of the day at the IAB’s ‘Ad blocking: The state of the Nation’ seminar last week. Determined to pin down the trickiest challenge ever to face the industry, the bureau gathered together ad tech providers, media giants and specialist lawyers for a definitive discussion on ad blocking. So, what was the verdict, and is a solution in sight?