Advertisers are becoming concerned about the rise of ad-blocking software that are being taken up by mobile-users and are inhibiting marketing efforts. As more and more consumers are shunning ads on their mobiles, the reactions of titanic online platforms vary, each taking steps to benefit their own interests, according to MarTech Today.
According to Juniper research, the trend could result in major advertising losses over the next few years. The global numbers of mobile devices touting some kind of ad-blocker reached 380 million in December 2016. It is expected, if the trend continues as it is, advertisers will lose up to $27 billion in ad revenues by the year 2020.
Representatives from Google and other platforms said that the consumer demand for blockers is the result of bad experiences with some of the objectionable content that has been seen flashing across the web. As a response to this, and to at least lighten a crushing blow to revenues, some of the major platforms formed the Coalition for Better Ads.A sizable portion of Google’s revenues is generated through ads, the platform is working “internally” and in cooperation with Apple and the CBA to keep its own conversion tracking and remarketing features viable.
Apple is an advocate of ad-blocking bolstering up its proprietorial mobile software to include the keep any but a few select brands from tracking its mobile users. The company is making its major mobile browser, Safari, unfriendly to ad-trackers, enclosing its mobile into a tight ad-controlling proprietorial bubble, which will apparently be shared with other platforms like Google, Facebook, and a few others.
Facebook has shifted its focus from mobiles and turned its attention to blocking ad-blockers on its desktop site. Also, thee social media platform will allow more ads embedded into news stories, and has opened its Instant Ads feature to video ads.