Advertising 2.0: why publishers must lead

Dr Johnny Ryan Adblocking, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Earlier this month PageFair drew together global publishing leaders in the boardroom of The Financial Times to consider how best to address ad blocking. The fruit of that discussion is “Advertising 2.0: a call to think”, signed today by the CEOs of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and Digital Content Next. These two industry bodies represent nearly 20,000 publishers and websites across the globe. The ‘call to think’ marks the beginning of a discussion on the future of advertising, and the first step in the global publishing industry’s response to ad blocking. As PageFair reports each year, we are seeing linear, not exponential, growth in ad blocking. Though publishers are certainly feeling the pain of ad blocking now, and some may already be failing as a result, ad blocking is not merely a short term phenomenon.…