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The $8.2 Billion Adtech Fraud Problem That Everyone Is Ignoring

I’m honored to announce that I have debuted my column at TechCrunch, and my first column discusses the latest developments in online advertising fraud: Despite the popularity of mobile applications such as Peace, Blockr and Ghostery over the last year, ad blocking will be the least of digital advertisers’ problems in 2016. According to a report released by […]

Is There Fraud in the Online Advertising Industry?

Bob Hoffman has called it “fraud” perpetrated by “criminals.” The retired founder, chairman, and CEO of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising — who now writes the Ad Contrarian blog and speaks at advertising conferences — had been referring to ongoing revelations in the digital advertising industry that a lot, if not most, of online advertising is a waste of money. […]