2018-05-14 Advertising

I just read a blog post about the GDPR and ads that I would like to share. Somewhere in the middle there is this image.


And below it: «It was a survey of ad industry people: “300+ publishers, adtech, brands, and various others…” Pause for a moment and look at that chart again. Nearly all those proffesionals in the business would not accept what their businesses do to other human beings.»

Pause for a moment, yes indeed.

And yes, I try to use ad blockers at all times.



From a toot on Mastodon I wrote: Changing jobs is hard and there is hardship all over the world. People working in adtech will suffer for sure and that makes me sad, yes. But they worked in adtech, tracking me, selling my data to the highest bidder, circumventing my blockers, inventing permanent cookies, exploiting the bugs in my browsers, they have been real and active enemies of my online life for a great many years and for this evil intent and their callousness I shudder in disgust.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-05-15 10:50 UTC

Some great messages in this thread [1][2], and a link to If digital advertising sneezes, will content marketing catch a cold?

– Alex Schroeder 2018-05-16 08:08 UTC

DSGVO-Beschwerden gegen Android, Instagram, Whatsapp und Facebook: Max Schrems legt los

– Alex Schroeder 2018-05-25 09:20 UTC

GDPR mayhem: Programmatic ad buying plummets in Europe.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-05-26 21:44 UTC

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