Sarah Shearman
Sep 30, 2015

Can ad blockers clean out brands' 'cheap sushi'?

NEW YORK — Ask advertisers for their views on ad blockers and, for a long time, the answer would most likely have been a "meh."

Advertising Week speakers say the problem isn't ad blockers but bad ads

The issue, however, has dominated discussion at Advertising Week, as the rising popularity of the software serves as a reckoning for the industry Maybe a lot of consumers don't want to be reached with marketing messages.

There isn't a free pass for bad advertising, said Mark Thompson, president and chief executive of the New York Times Company, when asked about the issue during a panel discussion today. He said that journalism's values around producing quality...

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