Google’s plan to block certain ads in Chrome is making ad executives nervous and fueling conspiracy talk | Business Insider

Google’s plan to block certain ads in Chrome is making ad executives nervous and fueling conspiracy talk; Mike Shields; In Business Insider; 2017-10-27.

tl;dr → Google’s Coalition for Better Ads is non-transparent. Many have FUD.


  • Google
  • Parsec
    • runs proscribed ads
    • will have to abandon that practice
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
    honorific: <quote>the leading digital-ad trade group</quote>
  • Venable,
    Venable is a purveyor of legal services to the trades.


The Better Ads Standards
  1. auto-play video with sound
  2. mobile full screen rollover (takeover), statement
  3. ten other types, not enumerated
    (there are twelve proscribed creative types)




two tiers (three tiers)
  1. Google
  2. Tier 1, dues required.
  3. Tier 2, dues required.


  • “dozens of members”
  • Exemplars
    (dropping some names that you are expected to recognize)

    • Google,
    • IAB,
    • GroupM,
    • Procter & Gamble,
    • Thompson Reuters.


For color, background & verisimilitude…

  • Anonymous, spox, Google
  • Marc Guldimann, CEO, Parsec
    is against it.
  • Harry Kargman, CEO, Kargo,
    Kargo is in media arbitrage & agency work,
    is against it.
  • Gefen Lamdan, senior vice president, Celtra.
    Celtra is an agency,
    is against it.
  • Ari Lewine, co-founder, chief strategy officer, Triplelift.
    is against it; was vague, mentioned Facebook, Google.
  • Brendan McCormick, spox, Venable
  • Jim Spanfeller
    • honorific: an industry veteran,
    • ex-GM, attributed as “who once ran”
    • founder The Daily Meal, (a blog)
  • Troy Young, president digital, Hearst Media.
    like it; opines Google’s viewpoint on Google’s media.



In Business Insider

The digital ad business is broken, says Jim Spanfeller, former CEO | VentureBeat

The digital ad business is broken, says former CEO; ; In VentureBeat; 2015-08-08.


  • Jim Spanfeller
    • CEO, The Daily Meal, a  publisher
    • ex-CEO,
    • ex-editor, Yahoo Internet Life
    • Chairman Emeritus, Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
  • Viewability
  • WhiteOps
  • (a fictitious synthetic publisher)
  • fake traffic, generated traffic, fraud
  • premium publishers
  • private marketplaces
  • transparency
  • viewability guaratees
  • Quoted
    • Ari Brandt, CEO, MediaBrix (an ad network).
  • Device IDs (IDFA, GPSAID)
  • “buy environments” → content targeting
  • Something about how IP address targeting is highly inaccurate.
  • <quote>And third-party data “is fundamentally useless.”</quote>, attributed to Jim Spanfeller.