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CHEQ Report: Online Ad Fraud To Cost $23 Billion Globally in 2019

Marketers are expected to lose $23 billion this year in online ad spending because of ad fraud, a global economic study by CHEQ has revealed. The military-grade cybersecurity company commissioned a report about the full scale of ad fraud, undertaken with economist Roberto Cavazos, a professor at the University of Baltimore, using the latest economic analysis, proprietary CHEQ data, and expert interviews. The report finds that while direct global economic costs of ad fraud are conservatively placed at $23 billion, indirect…

Mobiquity’s AdCop Finds Ad Fraud Lurking Below the Floor

Beta Program Identifies Nearly 100% of Programmatic Media Below Bid Floor Pricing is Fraudulent Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider in next generation programmatic advertising released the initial observations from the Advangelists free AdCop beta program, exposing near 100% fraud in instances of bids placed below publishers' established floor price. Similar to a reserve bid price on eBay or other auction environments, all advertiser bids below the floor price should be rejected and the…

Beware: Ad Fraud is Not a Harmless Crime

Ad fraud impacts real people with real lives, sometimes putting them in mortal danger, and we should be paying more attention to this reality. We typically think of ad fraud as click spamming, SDK spoofing, device farms, and bots delivering fake impressions—stuff that causes brands to lose money (lots of it), but ad fraud can be much more nefarious. Brands are often construed as the main victims of ad fraud because they have the largest at stake. No doubt, this is a giant issue and one that, in full disclosure, my company…

AdColony Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Recertification, Continues Commitment To Fight In-App Ad Fraud

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) Certifies Mobile Advertising Marketplace for Second Year in a Row AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has awarded the company a 2019 Certified Against Fraud seal. For the second year in a row, AdColony is part of a group of media and advertising companies that have met the stringent requirements designed to protect advertisers, publishers, technology providers and consumers from digital ad fraud. “Digital ad fraud…

Why Every Growth Marketer Needs to Take Ad Fraud Seriously in 2019

The Mobile Marketing industry has never been bigger, with ad spend predicted to reach $232.34 billion in 2019, according to eMarketer. But ad fraud remains a black mark on the sector. As Adjust’s fraud prevention filters reject around one million fraudulent activities a day, we strongly believe that fraud should be every growth marketer’s priority going into 2019. Without maintaining a strong view of the problem, finding the solution becomes much harder. Before we begin, let’s answer the basics: What exactly is ad…

Oracle Exposes “DrainerBot” Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Millions of Consumer Devices May Be Infected; Apps Can Drain 10GB Data/Month; Joint Work of Teams from Oracle’s Moat and Dyn Acquisitions Led to Discovery Oracle announced the discovery of and mitigation steps for “DrainerBot,” a major mobile ad fraud operation distributed through millions of downloads of infected consumer apps. Infected apps can consume more than 10GB of data per month downloading hidden and unseen video ads, potentially costing each device owner a hundred dollars per year or more in data overage…

New Digital Ad Fraud Awareness Research Study by tribeOS Reveals Alarming Disconnect with Experienced Marketers

77% of Marketers Know Ad Fraud Exists Yet Only 20% Believe Their Campaigns are Affected Ad fraud is not Bigfoot. Proof of it actually exists. The numbers don't lie. Even so, global industry statistics like $51 million a day stolen from digital ad programs often fall on deaf ears with even the most savvy marketers. This urgent message of ad fraud robbery isn't because marketers are unaware. Marketers do know about ad fraud from bot farms and domain spoofing, but the majority can't define (or even measure) what those are…

Mobiquity Technologies and Advangelists Release AdCop to Fight Ad Fraud

Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., announces AdCop, the advertising industry’s first transparent ad fraud reporting system to be made available free to brands and marketers as a beta testing program independent from Advangelists. Originally designed as a proprietary Advangelists platform feature, AdCop monitors for programmatic fraud post bid impression. If AdCop™ suspects fraud, the Advangelists platform renders a blank page instead of an advertiser’s advertisement as a brand safety measure. In addition, the platform’s…

Codewise Launches the Industry’s First Ad Analytics Platform with Embedded Ad Fraud Detection

Digital Marketers Can Now Detect Ad Fraud and Measure, Manage and Optimize Ads Operations All in One Place, Achieving Unprecedented ROI Codewise, the industry's first provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers, recognized by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, announced that it has enriched its Voluum ad tracking platform with an Anti-Fraud Kit, becoming the only advertising analytics platform that includes a comprehensive solution for…

The End of Ad Fraud? A Radical Transparency “Reckoning” Awaits the Digital Advertising Industry in 2019

New, Eye-Opening Video from Ad Tech Startup Tribeos Delivers Major Wake-Up Call How much havoc does ad fraud wreak on digital advertisers? The founders of Ad Tech startup tribeOS are exhibit one. Collectively, their online businesses lost millions to fraudulent clicks, spambots and phantom views. The human cost was greater still. Businesses ruined, jobs lost, and it almost ended a life. All while the digital ad industry sat and did nothing. No wonder ad fraud is the second most profitable type of organized crime in the…

Tappx Partners with Pixalate to Guard Against Connected TV/OTT Ad Fraud

Tappx has partnered with Pixalate in order to offer advanced invalid traffic detection technology for its over-the-top (OTT) services. The global Tappx solutions, which will be enhanced by Pixalate technology, includes ‘Ad-Replacement’ services for digital TV, ‘Dynamic Ad Insertions’ (DAI), digital TV ad time slot detection and insertion of programmatic video ads, and ‘Addressable TV’ ads, which deliver targeted and personalized ads based on TV user interests. Traditionally speaking, OTT was a “secure environment”…

The Fall of Organic Installs and the Growth of App-Install Ad Fraud

The global app economy got used to the constant growth and booming numbers of downloads, consumer spend, time spent on apps and other similar metrics. And the last year was no exception: There’s been a 60% growth in the number of global app downloads, consumer spend has more than doubled, and time spent on apps increased by 30%. Source: AppAnnie, 2017 Retrospective In the same time, despite the mass cleaning of old and abandoned apps out of the Apple App store, the overall number of apps has reached the mark of 5.8…

Simplaex Partners with Integral Ad Science for Brand Safety, Viewability and Ad Fraud Measurement

Simplaex Has Chosen the Global Leader in Measuring Media Quality to Provide Greater Ability to Measure the Quality of Mobile Campaigns Simplaex, the company behind the world’s most advanced Artificial Intelligence-powered user classification technology announced its partnership with Integral Ad Science (IAS), a global software company that empowers the advertising industry with ad effectiveness solutions. Simplaex has chosen the global leader in measuring media quality to provide greater ability to measure the quality of…

Adscend Media and Distil Networks to Host Webinar on Combating Ad Fraud

"Getting to Know Ad Fraud" Breaks Down Key Fraud Components, Empowering Attendees with Insights to Improve Campaign Performance and Fraud Defense Leading rewards platform Adscend Media, and Distil Networks, the global leader in bot mitigation, announced that they will co-host a webinar on combating digital ad fraud, taking place on Wednesday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar titled, "Getting to Know Ad Fraud" will provide an in-depth look at how ad fraud occurs, and strategies to minimize attacks that cost…

IAB Tech Lab Launches Ads.txt Aggregator as Part of Ongoing Effort to Combat Ad Fraud

New Tool Provides Comprehensive Resource to Confirm Authorized Ad Sellers The IAB Technology Laboratory recently released ads.txt aggregator – a critical tool to support its ads.txt anti-fraud initiative. This service provides daily updates on publishers’ approved ad sellers, making it easier for marketers, agencies, and platforms to eliminate fraudulent inventory sources, and fight against domain misrepresentation. Ads.txt (Authorized Digital Sellers), which launched in May 2017, allows publishers to list their…

Anura Empowers LeadThink Fight Ad Fraud with Deep Analytics Reporting

eZanga CEO, Rich Kahn Spoke About How LeadThink Used Anura and Found That  Insight Into Organizational Ad Fraud Increased Dramatically Anura, a leading ad fraud and PPC fraud detection software made by eZanga, published a report on how their client, LeadThink, gained significantly from Anura's robust analytics platform. LeadThink used Anura for several months and found that the organizational ad fraud insight increased dramatically. Read More: Here is What’s Wrong With CRM Ophir Laizerovich, President and…

SundaySky Releases Next-Generation Advertising System that Strengthens Brand Safety, Increases Viewability and Combats Ad Fraud

New Updates Help Ensure Brand Safety and Increased Customer Engagement at Scale SundaySky, the company that combines the power of personalization with the emotion of video, announced a series of enhancements for ad viewability, fraud and brand safety within its advertising suite. The company has strengthened its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and added more safeguards to its verification processes to avoid questionable or fraudulent ad placements online, ensuring maximum customer engagement and the delivery of…

Headway Partners With Ad Fraud Protection Leader Pixalate

Partnership Will Provide Headway's Clients Ad Fraud Protection Headway, the leading data-driven media buying company for marketers worldwide, announced a partnership with Pixalate, the leader in ad fraud protection and data intelligence, to ensure its video inventory is free of ad fraud and fully viewable. This partnership will provide leading-edge analytics technology designed to protect Headway's clients against the newest and most difficult forms of ad fraud, helping brand marketers safely purchase high-quality…

AdColony Receives TAG Certification For Fighting Digital Ad Fraud; Commitment To Quality

Mobile Video Advertising Leader Meets Stringent Requirements from Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) AdColony, the ad quality video marketplace, announced the company has been granted the coveted Certified For Fraud certification by Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). The certification reaffirms AdColony's continuing efforts to directly combat ad fraud and offer increased transparency for its advertising and publishing partners. "Advertisers deserve to know that the campaign reporting they receive is honest…

Persona.ly Joins Adjust’s Coalition Against Ad Fraud

Persona.ly, Global Leader in Mobile Ad Tech, Joins Adjust's Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAFF), Will Continue to Combat Against Ad Fraud and Aid in Their Prevention and Detection.    Leading global mobile user acquisition and monetization firm, Persona.ly announced earlier this month its acceptance to Adjust's Coalition Against Ad Fraud (CAAF). Persona.ly's focus on developing proprietary fraud prevention technology in-house helped position it as a proficient combatant in the fight against fraudsters that can help set the…