Decoding The State of Programmatic Advertising and Ad Formats in 2018

In Our Latest Predictions Series 2018 Article, We Explore How the AdTech Companies Will Increasingly Seek to Create Value and Solve Industry Problems with Disruptive Technologies In 2018, brands are super-sensitive towards publishing anything that could be labeled as 'extremist' content. As advertising technology companies join together to fight against fraudulent ad inventory, amidst an already acknowledged disruption in the form of GDPR, we are slated to witness another dynamic year. "2017 was the year the entire…

YouTube’s Top Kids’ Influencers Announce Participation in SuperAwesome’s SafeFam Program

At Kidscreen Summit 2018, over thirty YouTubers and five agencies announced participation in SuperAwesome’s SafeFam initiative. SafeFam’s content certification is designed for young YouTubers and their parents to better understand and navigate the digital safety and privacy requirements of the under-13 audience on YouTube. Creators who have already signed up include DenisDaily and the rest of The Pals, SuperHeroKids, Gabe and Garrett, Grace’s World, Annie Rose, Hope Marie, The Daya Daily, The Fizz Family, The Crafty…

TechBytes with Chris Cagle, EVP, Technology, Barometric

Chris Cagle EVP, Technology, Barometric In 2018, modern marketers have a keen eye for Unified Measurement across their cross-channel marketing campaigns. In a cross-device, cross-channel marketing ecosystem, multi-touch attribution models may not solve all the complexities involved in measurement. This is where Unified Measurement comes into play. A leading media measurement and attribution solution provider, Barometric, goes beyond the existing standards of unified measurements, providing a simple-to-implement…

Dare or Drop: Top Challenges for Marketers Set to Intensify in 2018

Executives from Top Marketing Technology Companies Participated in Our Predictions Series 2018 and Identified the Top Challenges That Marketers Would Face in 2018 In 2018, what would be the best "personality" to define you as a marketer-- an angler, a crossbow hunter, a weekend rockstar, or a Zen monk. Well, whatever quality best suits you may not make that much of a difference if you (your marketing campaigns) fail to deliver customer experiences with a context, within set rules of transparency, data privacy, and of…

Interview with Adrian Pike, CMO, district m

"Audiences are demanding more, they want less intrusive ads whilst at the same time more engaging ones. This is reflected by the creation of other associations like the ‘Coalition for better ads’and in the growing interest for DCO (Dynamic Content Optimization)."Tell us about your role at district m? What inspired you to be part of an advertising technology company? As CMO, my role includes all aspects of Marketing, from Brand Awareness to Demand Generation for the district m brand and sub-brands. I was offered the…

IAB Tech Lab Launches New International Digital Measurement Compliance Program

Japan’s Cyber Communications Inc Is First to Complete Audit & Secure Verification The IAB Technology Laboratory officially launched the new IAB Tech Lab Measurement Compliance program, providing a new option for assessing companies’ implementations of critical industry measurement standards. The new measurement compliance offering will focus on companies based outside the U.S., supporting 43 national IAB markets. IAB Tech Lab introduced a range of technology compliance programs last year to verify accurate…

The Three Types of Ad Fraud Marketers Should Know About – and How to Tackle Them

Predicted to cost brands $16.4 billion last year alone, ad fraud is a growing challenge that a marketer can no longer ignore. And with fraudsters constantly adjusting their tactics to evade detection, staying one step ahead can seem like an impossible challenge. Marketers must educate themselves on the different types of fraud – including the latest tactics – and work with their ad tech partners to protect their campaigns and stay above the fray. In this article, we’ll describe three types of ad fraud marketers need to be…

Five Key Trends for Programmatic Advertising in 2018

If 2017  was the year of debate in digital advertising, 2018  needs to be the year of action. The industry has expressed its strong concerns about issues like ad fraud, brand safety, and transparency.  This pressure has forced the industry to adopt concrete measures to create a  more open, mature and controlled digital advertising ecosystem. Here are five trends that will get continued focus in 2018. A Continued Battle for More Transparency Transparency will continue to be a big matter of discussion in 2018.  Selling…

Does the Programmatic Advertising Landscape Have a Trust Deficit?

TRUTH Report Finds that Brands And Consumers Have Lost Faith In The Media Industry. Why Is Ad Spend Being Wasted, And How Can You Fix It? There’s a crisis in confidence that is undermining the programmatic advertising industry, believes TRUTH, the first global blockchain-enabled media agency. Programmatic advertising has brought the advertiser’s dream of reaching the right person with the right message at the right time significantly closer. In the United States alone, eMarketer has estimated that nearly four of…

Technology and Transparency: The Growing Horizon of AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and the Battle Against Ad Fraud

“Talk to an expert in the tech field and they will tell you one certain fact about the future; it's going to involve AI.” Wouldn't you agree? In our part 4 of the Predictions Series 2018, we make an attempt to delve deeper into the newer technologies in marketing, sales, and advertising. Untangling the bits and pieces of what's to come in 2018, we bring insights from senior executives at Blis, HIRO Media, LiveWorld, PandaDoc, and CrossInstall. Shifting Sands in B2B Marketing in 2018: New Avenues in Self-Service…

TMG’S TRUTH Media Agency Publishes Report on Programmatic Advertising

77% of The Respondents Agree That A Cleaner Supply Chain Will Release Time And Money For Better Advertising And Innovation TRUTH, the first global blockchain-enabled media agency, announced the findings of research conducted in collaboration with London Research. The research is based on interviews with senior marketers at well-known brands and a global survey of more than 100 senior executives with responsibility for ad buying — and highlights the crisis in confidence that is undermining the programmatic advertising…

A Multi-Step Plan to Combat App Install Fraud

Every day, marketers’ concerns about the billion dollar mobile ad fraud problem increase. Like a chess game, it is imperative for marketers to stay steps ahead of fraudsters with built-in deterrence. Once fraud occurs, it is usually too late to do much about it, and the best a marketer can do is put a proverbial band-aid on a budget-eating wound. The only way for marketers to combat fraud is to make a multi-step plan of action to prevent it before it ever happens. Even with built-in fraud prevention mechanisms,…

TechBytes with Guillaume Clement, Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion

Guillaume Clement Chief Product Officer, Dailymotion By the end of 2017, 2.6 billion social network users will have been exposed to an average of 32 videos. By 2020, mobile video will generate more than 75% of mobile data traffic by 2021. However, video marketing and advertising technologies haven’t evolved much in the last two years, even as programmatic and intelligent content discovery platforms continue to grow at scale. Increasingly stringent brand safety and transparency standards to protect advertiser interests…

Is Your Company Domain Vulnerable To Email Impersonation?

A Guide to Email authentication Can Protect Your Company and Customers, Says ValiMail’s CEO & Co-founder Alexander García-Tobar  ValiMail’s 2017 Email Fraud Landscape Report revealed that just 0.5 percent of the top million domains have taken steps to protect themselves from impersonation by email authentication. One in five messages sent today is suspicious (i.e. it appears to come from a domain that has not authorized the sender). There are technical controls, known as email authentication, that can help…

TechBytes with Agatha Rymanowska, SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant

Agatha Rymanowska SVP, Enterprise Operations, Conversant Conversant is the industry leader in personalized digital advertising and the digital media arm of Epsilon. The Conversant One-to-One Relationship Engine (Core), Conversant’s massive, continually learning engine that builds on the industry’s largest set of consumer data, was recently awarded “Best Industry Innovation” at the 2017 iMedia ASPY Awards.  We spoke with Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Operations, to understand how Conversant…

TechBytes with Brian Lovett, Director, Product, VigLink

Brian Lovett Director, Product, VigLink Viglink's survey, released earlier this year, found that affiliate marketing was ahead of display advertising in revenue generation. We spoke to Brian Lovett, Director of Product, VigLink, to find out how affiliate marketing works and how this sector would evolve in the years to come.MTS: Tell us about your role at VigLink and how you arrived at this position? Brian Lovett: I am the Director of Product at VigLink. Before my current role, I was the CEO of a company in the same…

TechBytes with Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian

Mark Lorion President and General Manager, Apperian Mobile app safety is a hot topic among marketers. With brands increasingly looking to leverage apps to interact with customers, it is imperative for businesses to factor in safety. We spoke to Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian, and now a part of Arxan's management team, to learn how brands should approach app security and ensure that their data and their customer's device are protected from such threats.MTS: What is the right way to start developing…

Interview with Chris Dobson, CEO, The Exchange Lab

"As tech capability grows, brands may view machine learning as the answer to — and reason for — industry issues such as poor transparency and fraud even though all media has had its share of challenges in this area since advertising began." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at The Exchange Lab and how you got here.? (What inspired you to be part of a programmatic AdTech company?) My media career has spanned client, agency, TV and digital, always seeming to move on, as consumers do, into new media…

TechBytes with Ninad Shah, EVP – Chatbots at AmplifyReach

Ninad Shah EVP - Chatbots at AmplifyReach AmplifyReach has recently unvelied their Chat bot which they claimed required no coding expertise to run.  We spoke to Ninad Shah, EVP Chatbots, AmplifyReach, about the future of brands using Ai Chatbots to engage with customers.MTS: Tell us about your role at AmplifyReach and how you arrived at this position? Ninad Shah: AmplifyReach is a leading Augmented Intelligence platform with an integrated solution for live chat and AI-powered Chatbot. The solution provides brands the…

TechBytes with Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media

Dan de Sybel CTO at Infectious Media According to an eMarketer report, programmatic display ad spend will reach $33 billion this year and would hit $46 billion by 2019. Earlier this year, Infectious Media partnered with Screen6 to offer targeted, cross-device digital campaigns on a global scale. We spoke to Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media, to explore how businesses can maximize programmatic performance using data science, analytics and brand safety strategies.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infectious Media and how…