Tag Archives: digital media

Ad blocking is the industry’s fault

The IAB ad blocking study is interesting but not surprising. Hopefully it will be a catalyst for more digital advertisers to do better work. In a nutshell, 15% of the online population actively uses ad blocking software. They do it to block all … Continue reading

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Mobile Ad Blocking

Ad blocking is big news at the moment. According to Business Insider 5% of the total online population employs one and usage grew by 69% YoY in Q2 2014 to 144 million people. A report in the FT a couple … Continue reading

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Media Audiences and Cross Platform Buying

We all know Print is a dying medium. A big publisher told me the other day that readership of her portfolio was declining 10% YoY. She wasn’t upset though; total readership across print and digital was up and there was … Continue reading

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On Big Data

Media people love a trend and a buzzword & big data has been weathering the storm for quite a while; problem is everyone I meet says that there isn’t any out there. Some believe it’s all in America, others that … Continue reading

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Online Ads & the Attentive Goldfish

Over the years I’ve probably sat in a couple of hundred meetings while the where the creative agency suits talk clients through creative concepts. In almost all of them the storyboards for the digital ads are almost identical to the … Continue reading

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5 things to get right in 2014

The start of a new year is traditionally a time when people look forward; problem is I can’t stop looking back. Pretty much every website I bought a Christmas present from has retargeted me with sales messages to inform everything … Continue reading

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Tweet the Power

If you are the type of person to read this you will love Twitter as much as I do. It’s more than a website, social network or channel. It is a medium in its own right; an invention I believe … Continue reading

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