Industry Now Blocks Majority of Ad Fraud Attempts: White Ops and ANA

There’s progress against ad fraud, too. White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers estimate that losses to fraud have dropped 11%, from $6.5 billion in 2017 to $5.8 billion in 2019. This despite a 25% increase in spend. They conclude that, for the first time, more than half of fraud attempts are detected and stopped. Lots of interesting details on fraud methods and rates by device and media.

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Companies Using More Online Chat, Fewer Phone Menus: NICE inContact Study

May 2, 2019

Speaking of ignorance, this study from contact center tech vendor NICE inContact finds that most businesses overestimate how satisfied consumers are with their contact policies. But let’s look on the bright side: use of online chat, which consumers really like, has increased sharply (from 47% of respondents in 2017 to 67% in 2018), while use of the much-hated automated phone menus dropped from 78% to 56%. Someone is paying attention after all.

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Optimizely Buys Welcome to Add Marketing Resource Management

December 2, 2021

Digital experience platform Optimizely is further expanding its scope with a deal to buy Welcome, which provides content management, digital asset management, and marketing resource management.  You may recall that Optimizely itself was purchased in September 2020 by Episerver, which then adopted the Optimizely name.  And who could forget that they bought the Zaius CDP in March 2021?

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