Top 12 Programmatic Advertising Trends for 2020 and Beyond | MarTech Advisor | The Marteq Alert |

"Ad frauds have been on a high over the last few years. A 2019 report by Cheq, a cybersecurity firm, claims that ad fraud damages will touch $26 billion in 2020, $29 billion by 2021 and $32 billion the year after that.


Increased transparency in programmatic advertising is the only way to tackle these frauds. This is where blockchain and Ads.txt (an Interactive Advertising Bureau initiative - Authorized Digital Sellers), help. BlAdTech (Blockchain+AdTech) is based on the principle of decentralization. Blockchain in programmatic adtech has been able to tackle ad fraud by helping cut down the number of unnecessary middlemen, removing domain spoofing, verifying the legitimacy of publishers and allowing transactions using cryptocurrencies.


The ad reselling vendors or unnecessary middlemen are a big menace to the advertising industry. As a solution to this, preventing unauthorized reselling of ad inventory, publishers can now host ads.txt approved files on their servers, listing all the companies allowed to sell the publisher’s inventory. That said, these two pillars of cyber-hygiene in programmatic advertising are here to stay!"