Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Adblock Plus awarded for our role in improving online advertising · 2016-11-21 16:00 by Ben Williams

We’ve been trying to change the ads industry for years, and it seems that it’s starting to sink in. We just learned that Adblock Plus won an award given out by the editorial board of leading advertising publication MediaPost. This is part of their annual awards program. Thanks, MediaPost!

Each year, MediaPost honors people in and around the ads industry whose work and stature in the business define them as visionaries, innovators and industry leaders.

So to win an award like this really validates our overall mission here at eyeo of putting you, the users, in control of an open web where publishers and content creators can also make money on their hard-earned work. It’s what we’ve been doing ever since we began in 2011, and it’s the driving force behind all the products we make, like Adblock Plus, Adblock Browser, Flattr Plus, etc.). It’s really nice to know that someone gets what we’re about.

Don’t know MediaPost?

You should – they publish great material on advertising and tech, which we’ve been huge fans of for years now. The publication is at the forefront of the ever-changing digital media marketplace. It is the largest and most influential media, marketing and advertising website providing news, blogs, and directories to help a community of more than 150,000 members better plan and buy both traditional and online advertising.

All of the Agency of the Year recipients will be honored at a reception at The Yale Club in New York on January 25. I guess this means we’ll have to buy some fancier clothes ;)

Comment [4]

  1. Michael · 2016-11-21 17:57 · #

    Congratulations Ben Williams. ABP is finally being awarded for keeping the adtech in check.

    Ignore the usual trolling comments, focus on your achievements. Remember this old Ghandi quote, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Thanks, Michael!

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  4. Bhim · 2016-12-31 20:32 · #

    Hearty congratulations Ben Williams. I am a big fan to Adblock plus as it makes comfortable in my chrome browser without irritating ads. I have been using Adblock plus for the last few years and enjoying your valuable service Thank you so much.

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