Bots Will Cost Digital Advertisers $7.2 Billion in 2016, Says ANA Study

Programmatic and high-CPM buys suffer most

Online ad fraud driven by bots will cost brands $7.2 billion globally this year, according to a forecast in a new joint study by the Association of National Advertisers and White Ops. That's up from the $6.3 billion the two organizations predicted in a similar report for 2015. 

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