In this first official podcast of the 2017 year, Joe and Robert discuss the ad fraud "Methbot" issue and what it means for programmatic advertising.  The boys rip to pieces a 2017 trends post, and then outline why native advertising is not the savior some experts thought it was - for both publishers and brands.  Rants and raves include the history of video games and Generation Z.  This week's TOM example: Purina's Chase the Chuck Wagon.

This week's story links:

Methbot - an Ad Fraud Scheme Costs Advertisers $3 million per day

Technology Trends That will Transform Content Marketing

2017 Is Going to Be A Bloodbath - Says beleaguered Independent Publishers

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THIS OLD MARKETING: Purina and Chase the Chuck Wagon