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Infographic: Could an extra $690K a year keep publishers from cutting jobs?

By Marty Kratky-Katz on Feb 20, 2019 11:50:00 AM

The fallout from the latest round of media layoffs -- this time, it’s Buzzfeed, HuffPost (Verizon) and Vice -- has people asking some hard questions about the future of publishing.

How does such a brutal market shape the future of “contributed” vs. staff-created content? What does it mean for programmatic and data-driven ad strategies? Or even for the state of democracy in America (and around the world) overall?

All good questions, but I’ve been thinking about one that’s a little less lofty and more down to earth: In a market where even the smallest quarterly revenue gap can cost a reporter, or an ad ops manager, or an account executive their job, why would any publisher leave hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of revenue on the table?

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Adblock Users Aren’t All the Same - So Stop Treating Them as if They Are

By Marty Kratky-Katz on Feb 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

 
What’s worse than showing consumers ads that they don’t want to see? Writing those consumers off entirely and assuming they’re part of a large and ever-growing class of “unmarketables,” rather than understanding the nuances associated with adblocking behavior.
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