DoubleVerify Launches Authentic Brand Safety on Google’s Display & Video 360

DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics, announced the launch of Authentic Brand Safety targeting on Google Marketing Platform's demand-side platform (DSP), Display & Video 360. “At a time when it has never been more important for brands to align their values with their advertising buys, we are excited to bring the power of Authentic Brand Safety to Display & Video 360,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO of DoubleVerify. “With our proprietary Authentic Brand Safety…

Zefr Selected as Brand Safety Reporting Partner by YouTube

Zefr, the leading contextual data platform for brands and agencies, has partnered with YouTube to provide a Brand Safety & Suitability Measurement solution, which will be developed and rolled out throughout the course of 2021. This product will provide clients with brand safety & suitability measurement directly mapped to the 4A and GARM industry standards, which were introduced to the marketplace in September 2020. The announcement comes on the heels of Zefr's inclusion in YouTube's Measurement Program (YTMP) as…

DoubleVerify Announces Exclusive Partnership with Yahoo! JAPAN To Power Their Standard Feature of Ad Fraud and Brand Safety Protection

DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced an exclusive partnership with Yahoo! Japan Corporation (“Yahoo! JAPAN”), a leading media platform in the region, to power their standard feature of traffic policy management and compliance across the Yahoo! JAPAN Ads Display Ads platform. Beginning in Q1 2021, advertisers will be able to run advertising campaigns with this enhanced standard feature of Yahoo! JAPAN Ads Display Ads, leveraging DoubleVerify’s global…

OpenSlate and TikTok Partner to Deliver Brand Safety Solution for Advertisers

Company builds on expertise in content ratings to deliver a brand safe environment for TikTok advertising OpenSlate, the leading provider of content ratings across the world's largest digital platforms, announced a partnership with TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video. OpenSlate and TikTok are offering a third-party verified brand safety solution for TikTok advertising. TikTok is growing at a rapid pace, with more than 100 million American monthly active users. Advertisers are eager to engage -…

Brand Safety Institute Names Louis Jones as Incoming Brand Safety Officer in Residence

Former 4A's/Maxas/Havas Exec Brings Brand-Centric Focus and Deep Practical Experience to Role Advising Other BSOs The Brand Safety Institute (BSI), a nonprofit advertising industry initiative to strengthen the brand safety profession,  announced that longtime agency and 4A's executive Louis Jones will be its next Brand Safety Officer (BSO) in Residence. Jones will become the second person to serve in the six-month role advising other BSOs and helping the organization advance its mission, and he brings an unwavering focus on…

Taboola And IAS Partner On Industry-First Brand Safety Solution For Performance Advertisers

Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, announced a partnership with Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, to introduce an industry-first pre-bid brand safety technology for performance advertisers. This is the first-ever integration to directly apply pre-bid brand safety within a native discovery platform. With this integration, performance advertisers have the ability to achieve their marketing goals across Taboola’s large audience of 1.4 billion people each month, while…

IAS and Channel Factory Announce Channel Science the First of Its Kind Combined YouTube Product for Brand Safety

Advertisers Can Now Seamlessly Monitor Their YouTube Campaigns With the First Brand Safe & Performance Driven Inclusion List Integral Ad Science (IAS) and Channel Factory announced the launch of Channel Science, an industry-leading partnership that gives advertisers the opportunity to leverage both companies' technologies through a single product to ensure their YouTube campaigns are even more brand-safe, brand-suitable and performance-optimized. More than ever before, advertisers are searching for ways to…

IAS First to Integrate with Google Ads Data Hub for Viewability and Brand Safety

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, announced it is the first verification company to integrate with Google Ads Data Hub (ADH), Google's privacy-focused data platform for advertisers. The IAS integration provides advertisers viewability, ad fraud, and brand safety measurement for YouTube via ADH. While IAS does not collect or use any private audience data for delivering its verification services, being the first with this new integration will help lead the way for setting new data…

TAG and JICWEBS Announce Merger of Digital Ad Industry’s Leading Anti-Fraud and Brand Safety

Mike Zaneis to Serve as CEO & Jules Kendrick as Managing Director UK/Europe for Consolidated Organization under TAG Brand The digital advertising industry's two leading anti-fraud and brand safety organizations, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS), announced an agreement to merge. Mike Zaneis will serve as CEO for the combined organization – which will carry the TAG name – while JICWEBS's Jules Kendrick will take the new role of Managing Director of UK…

LoopMe Launches New Hate-Free Promise to Advertisers with Enhanced Brand Safety Controls

New company quality controls protect brand ads across mobile, desktop and CTV within brand-safe, hate-free environments LoopMe, the outcomes-based video platform, announced it has released new brand safety policies with a promise to advertisers to prevent ads from appearing alongside hateful and inflammatory content. The company is enhancing its existing brand safety protocols with more stringent controls over content that may be deemed as harassment or hate speech. This hate-free promise to advertisers comes as a response…

Brand Safety Institute Announces First Graduating Class of Certified Brand Safety Officers

Inaugural Class Includes Execs From Largest Agency Holding Companies, Global 500 Brands, Major Technology Platforms The Brand Safety Institute (BSI), a nonprofit advertising industry initiative to strengthen the brand safety profession, announced its inaugural graduating class of Certified Brand Safety Officers. The group includes dozens of executives who manage brand safety and related issues at the world’s largest advertising agency holding companies, Fortune Global 500 brands, and major technology platforms. All of the…

MarTech Acquisition: Partnerize Acquires BrandVerity to Tighten Brand Safety Standards for Brand Partners

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Marketing Technology leaders from losing touch with their vision and ambitions. In a major martech acquisition deal, paid search and website compliance platform BrandVerity has been sold to Partnerize, a renowned Partner Management Platform. BrandVerity provides website brand safety analytics to maximize CTRs and minimize CPCs by identifying and removing harmful ads from appearing on your most popular branded keywords. By acquiring BrandVerity, Partnerize is expected to amp its partner management…

Local Media Consortium and Brand Safety Institute Create Media Buying “Local News Advertising Whitelist” to Unlock Local News…

The Local Media Consortium (LMC), in partnership with the Brand Safety Institute and Scott Cunningham, consultant and Founder of the IAB Tech Lab, today announced the creation of a media-buying "Local News Advertising Whitelist" that opens up thousands of vetted local media advertising opportunities for national brands and companies during times of crises, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic generates heightened media consumption. "The LMC's Local News Advertising Whitelist is launching at a time when local…

Thinking Back and Looking Ahead at the Programmatic Ecosystem – Brand Safety is No Longer a Pipe Dream

Back in 2017, the programmatic marketplace was tainted by multiple controversies—all surrounding concerns around brand safety and the legitimacy of content where ads were being placed. Most notably, brands began pulling ads from YouTube due to instances where advertisements were being programmatically placed alongside various forms of controversial content (from extremist propaganda to hate videos and more). Google was quick to respond with more than just an apology—mapping out a plan for how they would continue to…

Brand Safety Requires Effective Identification Measures

White Paper from Advertising Standards Organizations Urges Industry to Adopt Identifiers Across Ad Assets, Businesses, and Consumers A new white paper released by five leading advertising standards organizations highlights the importance for brand safety of adopting effective identification measures across the digital advertising supply chain. Released by the Brand Safety Institute (BSI) in coordination with Ad-ID®, EIDR, Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), and IAB Tech Lab, "Identification: It's as Easy as ABC"…

IAS Partners with Mindshare and Google Marketing Platform to Achieve over 99% Brand Safety and Suitability on YouTube for Diageo

The need for advertisers to get brand suitability right in digital environments has never been more important. Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global market leader in digital ad verification, along with Mindshare and Google Marketing Platform were able to achieve over 99 percent brand safety and suitability on YouTube in a case study for global beverage leader, Diageo. With billions of hours of digital video content watched per day on YouTube, there exists a significant opportunity to reach highly engaged audiences. At the…

Follow The Disney Principle: Move From Brand Safety to Consumer Trust

At a recent panel about brand safety, Lisa Valentino EVP, Client & Brand Solutions at Disney provided some great insight about her company’s approach to brand safety; they think about it as building consumer trust. Disney being the company that it is does a very good job of building consumer trust, and they have very strict guidelines to keep it that way. With such a shining example of positive brand building on the panel, the other conversations about brand safety that followed seemed, frankly, too narrow. And that’s…

Brand Safety Alert: How Toxic is Today’s Programmatic Digital Advertising Environment to Brands, Advertisers, and Publishers?

Ad Tech startup tribeOS innovates digital advertising solutions to best combat brand safety risks  Digital threats to brands represent a powder keg of risk with a short, burning fuse that can explode at any moment, costing brands thousands -- maybe even millions of dollars. First, ad fraud theft can steal anywhere from 5% to nearly 50% of an advertiser's total ad spend. Next, pile on brand safety risks that can damage a brand's reputation, sales and future marketplace presence. Welcome to today's problematic reality…

DoubleVerify Launches Semantic Science Division to Bolster Brand Safety & Performance Solutions

What does “park” mean? Is it a verb or a noun? Is a “crane” construction equipment? Or is it a bird? Is “sex” a physical activity or male/female categorization? Usually, it is the context of how a word is used that conveys the true meaning. In a world full of words, phrases and acronyms with multiple interpretations, it may be challenging for automated systems to determine the correct meaning of online copy and text. There have been significant advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence over the years.…

Nielsen and OpenSlate Form Strategic Alliance to Integrate Leading Audience and Brand Safety Measurement for Global Marketers

Answer to Marketers’ Demands for Increased Transparency and Safety in Digital Advertising Nielsen announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with OpenSlate, the leading independent provider of brand safety and content suitability measurement across global digital platforms. This collaboration combines OpenSlate’s expertise with Nielsen’s comprehensive suite of independent, third-party audience measurement offerings. Nielsen will initially bring together OpenSlate’s technology with its Digital Ad Ratings.…