Ad Tech

Tired of Ads? Here’s what you need to know!

Written by Rocío Rodríguez Hernández on Digilah (Tech Thought Leadership)

In a time where users have more control over their ad choices than ever before, it’s no coincidence that an increasing number choose an ad-blocking solution. Currently, 42.7% of internet users worldwide report using an ad blocker. And the technology has expanded beyond the desktop, it is also available for mobile devices and tablets.

Ad Blockers

So, what is exactly an ad blocker and why is it so popular among users? An ad blocker is an application (plugins or browser extensions) that removes or alters advertising content on a webpage. This application removes certain kinds of ads, such as pop-ups, banner ads, and many other common forms of online advertisement. It allows the users to browse the web without being annoyed by disruptive ads that slow the page loading time.

However, many ad-block users understand that publishers have the right to earn revenue on the content they publish. It’s often due to previous negative experiences with ads that users turn to ad-block technology. In fact, most internet users don’t mind ads as long as they are of good quality and don’t interfere with their experience.

Cons for the user

If the use of ad blockers continues to increase, website publishers will try new monetization models that might end up affecting the user. For example, we have already seen some publishers adopting the subscription-based model in which they start charging a fee to access the content they provide just like premium services do. It is an alarming situation as we might eventually lose open access to the content that we have today. On the brighter side, advertisers are now looking for ways to make ads less disturbing and more relevant thanks to new technologies like Unblockia´s solution.

What is Unblockia?

Unblockia is one of the leading companies in the Ad Tech sector that promotes a more transparent and respectful interaction between publishers, advertisers, and users while keeping the internet safe and free. It provides publishers and advertisers with the technology to deliver a better online experience to their users through Acceptable Ads.

Acceptable Ads are ads that aren’t intrusive or annoying. They are respectful, don’t interfere with content, and are clearly labeled with the word “advertisement” or its equivalent. These ads are created with users in mind and are presented in noninvasive ad formats that they are happy to see. At the same time, these ads allow publishers to start recovering the revenue they were losing due to ad blockers.

Delivering a good user experience while maintaining a profitable website is a big challenge for publishers. Without a doubt, new solutions like Unblockia are essential to build a strong and sustainable online future where the needs of users, publishers, and advertisers are met.

Ad Tech

Shaping the way of digital advertising

Written by Alex Martinez on Digilah (Tech Thought Leadership)

The relationship that people have with the consumption of content in digital platforms is constantly changing.

As an audience, our needs change, the way we consume information and what we expect from the online experience when we enter a website or an app. The truth is that as digital consumers we are increasingly demanding.

All the parts that make up the digital world make a great effort to adapt to these demands.

One of these is to provide a pleasant online experience. What factors can determine this? A well-worked UX (user experience), and that the user finds advertisements according to their interests.

It is on this last point that we decided to work in order to contribute our technological value.

Five years ago, together with Ricard Luquero and Pablo Salinas, we founded Adpone, an advertising technology company with a very clear mission: to shape the future of advertising with in-house technology to achieve high performance.

We developed a technology that is little known to most people: a solution that places premium brand ads on websites from all over the world.

This solution meets the needs of digital players so that they can continue to offer their audiences free and quality content.

What are website owners and advertisers looking for? Let’s break it down.

Publishers want to make the most out of their traffic.

By monetizing advertising inventory

The vast majority of websites generate income through advertising. This can be done in different ways, but it is usually done by placing banners or videos in the body of the website.

By ensuring a great online experience

Journalists and content creators make a great effort to generate original and quality content, and to position it organically in search engines. All this, to build trust in their audiences and make them want to return to the website.

For this to be possible -and at the same time profitable- the advertising they show must be consistent with each content.

Advertisers seek to make good impressions.

By reaching their target audiences

Every advertising campaign has at least two parts. The first is to design compelling creative content. The second, to implement this campaign by placing the ads on websites according to their content. This used to be done intuitively, now it is done through advertising technology.

By placing their content in the right place

Context matters. Let’s imagine that a user is reading a news story about the use of toxic fertilizers in soy production and suddenly a banner of a brand of soy-containing veggie burgers appears. Obviously the impression of the brand will not be positive.

Agencies like Adpone are responsible for placing the ads in the right context.

In short, providing a pleasant online experience, having a profitable website and providing adequate advertisements is possible thanks to adtech companies.

At Adpone, we sum it up as #impressionsmatter.