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This article provides guidance and reading on the topic of Ad blocking, the process through which a consumer can opt-out of receiving marketing messages; it affects publishers' business models and is reaching crisis point.

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This report looks at digital media in 2016 by using data and opinion to provide insights on the current key challenges digital faces and how it may be possible to avoid them.

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This article examines the number of active ad-blocking software users, finding it went up 25% year on year to 616m worldwide in 2017, of which 62% (380m) were mobile web users.

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GLOBAL: Ad block users apportion a lower share of the blame towards brands than regular users if they see ads on websites, blaming instead the blocking software, according to a new report.

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NEW YORK: With both Google and Apple taking steps to introduce ad blocking features to their browsers, the tech giants are not only addressing the current concerns of users but also potentially changing the way the web works.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google has confirmed that updates to its Chrome browser early next year will block the most annoying ads that currently plague consumers.

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This article provides marketers with information and guidance about using native advertising.

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This article explores how beating ad blockers is only part of the solution, and the advertising industry has a duty to do native advertising well, in order to avoid turning off consumers.

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TORONTO: Mastercard, the payments company, believes that providing "uninterrupted" and unique experiences for consumers can help in tackling the growing trend of audiences and platforms blocking out ads.

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This event report outlines how Mastercard, the payments group, is building its brand at a time when obstacles for marketers are rising.

Opinion

Bob Hoffman, the author of "The Ad Contrarian” blog, was part of a four-person "debate” at the 2017 World Federation of Advertisers annual conference in Toronto.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Google may introduce an ad-blocking feature to its Chrome web browser within the next few weeks, according to reports.

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DUBLIN: Significant adblock usage by a website's audience can lead to a short-term boost in page traffic, but over the longer term traffic declines as these sites find themselves unable to invest in content, a new study has shown.

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BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON DC: A transatlantic coalition of advertising trade bodies, agencies, global brands and media companies has released new guidance to help the industry improve the standards of desktop and mobile ads.

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TEL AVIV/LONDON: Shine Technologies, the Israeli start-up which built a reputation for promoting ad blocking technology to telecoms companies, will stop selling the software altogether.

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LONDON: Dennis Publishing, the UK publisher of a range of consumer titles, has conducted a six-month trial that has persuaded nearly six in ten (57%) of its ad blocking readers to view ads.

Opinion

Advertisers have come up against a wall. The use of ad blockers is on the rise as consumers look to control how much interruptive advertising they receive online and over social media.

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This report examines global trends in digital marketing as digital is capturing a greater portion of new marketing dollars and overtaking TV in many markets.

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GLOBAL: Adblocking usage in the US, at 18% of internet users, is significantly higher than the global average of 11%, according to a new report, which says usage is driven by specific problems with the delivery of online advertising and is not a ...

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This article presents a new study on desktop and mobile platforms, carried out in Belgium, which tells marketers a great deal about which formats audience will tolerate without resorting to the use of ad blockers, finding five central learnings.

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This report explores the online behaviour of students through a survey of 5,198 students - defined as those who responded that their current working status was 'in education'.

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This event report offers tips for brands about how to tackle ad blocking, based on research driven by Watson, IBM's cognitive-computing platform.

Opinion

This week, GlobalWebIndex published Trends 17, our annual look at the major digital trends that will impact the year ahead.

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This article predicts a 2016 rise of 13.1% in global mobile broadband subscriptions, a figure that will increase from 3.2bn worldwide in 2015.

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This article provides the Guardian Newspaper's view of adblocking, a significant worry for the digital ad-funded free news arm of the company, in which the author calls for the industry to reset perceptions of effectiveness.