Why Brands Continue to Invest in Digital Advertising, Despite the Industry’s Many Problems

Ad fraud and brand safety issues persist

Industry players weigh in on an increasingly digital marketplace. Getty Images

Dating back to Advertising Week 2016, the last year has been a virtual hail storm for digital advertising, a narrative that started with Facebook’s video metrics troubles, then focused on YouTube’s brand safety issues and was kept on point by Procter & Gamble marketing chief Marc Pritchard calling for fixes to occur on his timeline. The platforms space has generally gone inside for cover while finally appearing to address problems head on such as questionable metrics, brand safety, bot fraud, alleged billing malpractices and walled data.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.