Paying careful attention to key advertising trends is a key to success for digital publishers in the age of ad blocking and unlimited free content.
As a digital publisher your main goal is always to get as many people reading your content as possible, but how do you do that? The answer: Make a point of engaging readers.
What does the future of online advertising look like? The answer: Ads that you can talk to.
You’ve been looking to travel in August and you see an ad for a hotel in the Caribbean that intrigues you. But you have a few questions: Is there a pool? How much for a room? Is it close to the beach? The ads of the future will answer all of your questions, in seconds. Using artificial intelligence, ads won’t just display information, they will be a conversation.
Startling mobile ad blocking trends have emerged from PageFair’s 2016 ad blocker report titled “Adblocking Goes Mobile” and PageFair’s findings paint a troubling picture of the emerging mobile, ad blocker landscape. At the same time, the data point to possible solutions for publishers as they seek more sustainable revenue models.
What if you could directly message a news site using chatbots asking to see all of the most recent articles about Donald Trump? Or, even better, ask the site to avoid showing you any articles about Donald Trump altogether? Quartz, a digital business publication, recently developed a chatbot that has made this possible and more.
How could premium publishers with only, say, 400 employees outperform a more established publisher that has 4000? The answer is: by focusing on user engagement and nailing it.
User experience lessons from the Ad Blocker War are shaping both how publishers monetize their sites and the conversations they have with their readers about this. Successful strategies to address ad blocking are emerging and are typically varied. One of the key lessons is that focusing on the user experience challenges that drive ad blocking in the first place, is an effective strategy for improving ad revenues. I’ll explain how in this article, using a case study of a major US tech publication to illustrate the point.