Publishers are no longer free-standing islands in the content monetization ocean. They are interconnected hubs in a rapidly evolving content industry. Positioned where consumers, content and advertisers intersect, publishers are poised to have a profound impact on the industry’s future as essential facilitators.
Looking at recent content recommendation data presents a very positive picture for the advertising format. In this article, I will present some of the most intriguing and essential data publishers should know about content recommendation.
It’s no secret that publishers’ ad revenues are facing a myriad of challenges. After receiving positive feedback from our last experts round-up, we’ve decided to feature advice from more industry experts to help answer publishers’ ad revenue difficulties.
As a publisher, your business model is probably focused on ad-supported content. The good news is that consumers want more content. Specifically, they want high quality, reliable content. Reuters conducted a poll of 1,230 of its members in April 2016 which was covered by Digiday’s article titled “Reuters finds readers want quality news, but aren’t willing to pay for it”:
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.
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.