Ads are Getting Lean And Mean: Industry Placing Users First

December 1, 2016 by Perry Mitchell

Welcome to 2017: The online advertising industry, closely monitored by IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), now realizes how bloated and poor-performing their own ecosystem is. The tech community, behind the endless ad infrastructure of the internet, has been packing on the weight in terms of transfer size, memory usage, and an insatiable hunger for attention.

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The Thanksgiving List of Digital Advertising Reads

November 23, 2016 by Christine Göös

If you’re anything like us (obsessed with all things digital), then the Thanksgiving holidays are the perfect time to catch up on what’s buzzing in our industry. We wanted to streamline  the hunt for great reads with our ultimate holiday read & watch list. Have a peek at our picks and let us know what you think! Tweet us @kiosked or leave a comment below.

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Developer Blog Series: Video and User Experience

November 17, 2016 by Perry Mitchell

Welcome back to our developer blog series where Kiosked engineers explore the user experience side of digital ad formats. This post is written by Perry Mitchell, Senior Software Engineer and Front-end Team Lead at Kiosked. If you missed the introductory blog post by Daniel Bailo, head over here.

By spending time online you already  know how shaky an online video playback experience can be. Videos on web pages, especially those that are ads, just plain suck. Most videos that are served up to us are of a substantial size, quite slow to load and negatively affect the performance of the page you’re viewing. Your interest was to read an article, yet instead you spend your time waiting for the scroll to respond. Videos are, by far, the largest media format commonly consumed on the web  – and it’s fighting for your bandwidth alongside the images, JavaScript, styling, and content that you’re also trying to load (maybe on your not-so-cheap mobile data plan).

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The Case for Optimism in Digital Advertising

November 15, 2016 by Christine Göös

This post has been a long time coming, yet at the wake of recent global events it is more timely than ever to take a moment to reflect our thinking process, our fixed ways of doing things, and what actually drives us forward as an industry. 

I recently represented Kiosked at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The crowd was an eclectic mix of young entrepreneurs, university students, and startup mavericks. On stage were the founders of some of the most disruptive companies out there: WeWork, Rent the Runway, Warby Parker – even Ashton Kutcher, the actor-come-venture capitalist spoke on a panel.

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New Blog Series: A Developer's View on Advertising UX

November 10, 2016 by Daniel Bailo

In this new blog series we dive into digital content monetization and advertising experiences from a deeper technical point of view to understand what’s really going on. Our first blogger is Daniel Bailo, Software Engineer at Kiosked. He shares the big picture challenges and concrete steps taken to improve the user experience of Kiosked ads.

Let's face it. Websites today are fatter and slower than ever – yet at the same time, technology is taking enormous leaps forward. We own faster computers, we have powerful phones, the internet bandwidth is improving year over year.

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