You just received a message from a friend to check out a video on YouTube. As you open the link, you’re not directed to the video like you expect. Instead, you’re prompted to watch a pre-play commercial about something you care little about. Ultimately, you’re being held hostage by an annoying ad, and you can’t do anything about it. I’m often asked about ad blocking and what we think at Criteo, where we deliver personalized online ads on behalf of clients. The way we see it, the ad blocking conversation is a win for the industry, and here’s why.
That consumer browsing and buying behavior of travel is changing is now fact. In many places, the days of researching and booking a holiday on a single device is a thing of a past. Criteo’s Jon Hudson pens a guest post to share data gleaned from analyzing billions of travel transactions.
If Instagram adopts the rumored algorithm, the new experience will be in line with likes of its parent company, Facebook, and Pinterest. Instagram’s change would not be unfamiliar and is arguably a move to better engage consumers that want a personalized experience. Influencers, brands, and consumers should be excited. Here’s why.
We all need to purchase goods and services to live life in a modern economy, and how we get those goods and services is changing. As a global economic force, the PC is out and the smartphone is in, says marketing executive Molie Spilman.
Online ads are like ants at a picnic. All they want is your food. And if you let them have it, they come back with their friends. France’s Criteo (CRTO) is an advertising technology operation that earns advertisers’ business by electronically mapping a consumer’s behavior, and using that map to ash online ads that “predict and recommend” the products a consumer wants. Criteo is deeply engaged in the complex, data-mining realm that revolves around the new world language of geo-targeting, post-click tracking, interstitial ads and frequency capping.
Criteo announced Monday it's partnering with Integral Ad Science to ensure inventory quality and brand-safety requirements. The deal offers Criteo advertisers assurance that ads appear on brand-safe publisher sites and that consumers have a "targeted, non-intrusive" experience across all channels and screens, per a Criteo statement.
Consumers’ growing adoption of smartphones with larger screens will contribute to the rapidly growing pace of digital commerce, with mobile-enabled sales volume projected to reach 2.05 billion by 2020, according to a new report from Ovum commissioned by Criteo.