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Who’s Responsible for Solving the Billion-Dollar Ad Fraud Problem?

Digital advertising - and in particular programmatic advertising - is increasingly taking a piece of the multibillion-dollar advertising pie each year. And with it, there’s also a rising cost of fraudulent advertising through faked and poached installs and clicks, faulty targeting, and more bot-driven trickery. According to a study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Ernst & Young, fraud costs the U.S. digital marketing, advertising and media industry $8.2 billion annually. The IAB says the good news is…

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…

Understanding the Link Between Auto-redirects and Ad Fraud

Hidden Mobile Redirects Resulting In Click Fraud Are Estimated To Cost the Industry $920 Million, According to GeoEdge Auto-redirects are a growing pestilence for publishers: a vehicle for malvertising that seizes users and reroutes them, or a protocol that remains hidden and enables click fraud. Auto-redirects alone cost the industry an estimated $210 million annually, and they also cost it another $920 million by facilitating ads with click fraud. The auto-redirect problem particularly festers in the mobile space and…

Why the Ad Fraud Fight Needs a Global Approach

Growing Types of Ad Fraud Technology Calls for Strict Standards and Transparency Reporting In this Experts Series column, Marco Ricci, CEO of Adloox, says that a global approach to combating ad fraud is needed to face increasingly sophisticated threats. Adloox is an independent global audit verification company with offices in London, Paris and New York. Botnets and fake domains have become common terminology when speaking of ad fraud, but it’s the newer types emerging from all around the world that are really testing our…

AdColony Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Recertification for Third Year Running

Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) certifies mobile advertising marketplace for the third year in a row AdColony, the in-app marketplace for brands, announced that the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has awarded it the Certified Against Fraud certification for 2020, its third consecutive certification. The certification reaffirms AdColony’s continued efforts to directly combat ad fraud and offer increased transparency for its advertising and publishing partners. Marketing Technology News: Zix Corporation…

Anzu.io Partners With Forensiq to Bring Advanced Fraud Protection to In-Game Advertising Across Platforms

In-game advertising platform Anzu.io and MRC-accredited fraud-prevention solution Forensiq announced a new partnership representing the first-ever fraud detection collaboration for in-game advertising. This partnership will allow Forensiq to detect and score general invalid traffic (GIVT) and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across PC, console, and mobile. Ad fraud continues to be a major concern for digital advertising as a whole, with a reported risk of a loss amounting to $23 billion globally. In-game advertising…

Kount Unveils Identity Trust Global Network With New Adaptive AI Technology, Largest Data Network of Trust and Fraud Signals, and User…

The Future of Digital Fraud Prevention Is Establishing Real-Time Identity Trust to Deliver Personalized User Experiences While Reducing False Positives and Manual Reviews Kount, the leading AI-driven fraud prevention solution, today unveiled its Identity Trust Global Network, flipping the script on fraud management from just blocking bad transactions to empowering organizations to unlock previously untapped revenue streams through delivering personalized user experiences. Identity Trust is the ability to establish a…

Kount Named a Leading Provider of eCommerce Fraud Prevention Solutions in 2020 Frost & Sullivan Report

Kount, the leading provider of AI-driven fraud prevention, announced it has ranked as a leader for growth and innovation in the 2020 Frost Radar in the U.S. E-commerce Fraud Prevention Market report. The report placed Kount first among solutions that go beyond chargeback guarantees in the U.S. eCommerce market. The Frost Radar report delivers analysis of fraud prevention providers across growth strategy and track record, as well as their ability to develop innovative solutions that are globally applicable and aligned with…

Pandora, AdsWizz Earn TAG ‘Certified Against Fraud’ Seal

Both Companies Committed to Combat Fraudulent, Invalid Traffic for the Digital Audio Advertising Industry After over a year’s efforts, Pandora, working closely with AdsWizz, has been awarded the TAG “Certified Against Fraud” Seal by the Trustworthy Accountability Group. The TAG seal has become a baseline expectation for fraud prevention in the advertising industry, and it reassures buyers that Pandora is following anti-fraud best practices to combat fraudulent, invalid traffic and promote greater transparency in the…

Adjust Simplifies Campaign Management and Combats Fraud Amid Soaring Mobile Ad Spend in 2019

With mobile expected to account for 50% of global internet ad spending by 2021, Adjust, the leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, built up capabilities in 2019 to simplify marketing and battle ad fraud, helping mobile advertisers protect their budgets and maximize ROI. Sustainable growth and global expansion Adjust's 2019 in review infographic Adjust has seen substantial growth in 2019. Profitable since 2015, the company raised nearly $230 million — one of…

IBM, Raw Seafoods Collaborate to Use Blockchain to Help Improve Seafood Traceability and Sustainability While Addressing Fraud

Raw Seafoods, Santa Monica Seafoods, and Regional Fisherman Will Digitize their Supply Chain for Scallops Using the IBM Food Trust Platform IBM and Raw Seafoods Inc. announce a new collaboration connecting global sourcing partners, retailers, and restauranteurs who will begin using IBM Food Trust platform to enhance seafood traceability. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the initiative will start by digitizing the supply chain for scallops sourced from the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery. Workers…

Protected Media Launches Supply Side Ad Verification to Create Trusted, Fraud Free Connected TV & OTT Marketplaces

In a market first, TV manufacturers, OTT TV channels and TV advertising platforms can now provide demand partners with fraud-free digital CTV ad marketplaces Protected Media, the leading provider of ad fraud detection solutions, announced the launch of its groundbreaking SDK for CTV and OTT.  With the new SDK OTT traffic can be verified at the source for the first time, providing media buyers with clean marketplaces in which to purchase fraud-free, viewable inventory. The SDK is unique as it verifies each impression…

PubMatic Q2 Report Signals Growing Focus on Combating Advertising Fraud

Advertisers Ditch Open Market in Favour of Private Marketplaces for Better In-App Integrity Premium digital technology company, PubMatic, released the findings of its second Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI), highlighting key Q2 2019 trends to provide both advertisers and publishers with insights around mobile advertising, leading to smarter programmatic strategies and future mobile opportunities. Findings show a remarkable ecosystem push towards higher mobile inventory quality and buyer transparency with mobile in-app…

AppsFlyer Launches Post-Attribution Protection to Address $2.3 Billion in Global App Install Fraud Exposed to Date in 2019

Finance, retail and travel apps are among the hardest hit according to 2019 State of Mobile Fraud AppsFlyer, the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics, released the 2019 edition of the State of Mobile Fraud, which finds $2.3 billion in ad spend was exposed to app install fraud in the first half of 2019. In conjunction with the release of the report, which finds that a significant portion of fraud is not blocked as it occurs, AppsFlyer announced the rollout of a new feature and protection layer –…

NICE Named Leader in Real Time Authentication and Fraud Prevention by Top Analyst Firm

NICE Recognized by Opus Research for Ground-Breaking Proactive Fraud Detection and Use of a Single Voiceprint Across All Channels NICE announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in authentication, voice biometrics and fraud prevention by Opus Research. NICE Real-Time Authentication (RTA) stood out among 13 vendors for innovation in the breadth of its offering and strong market positioning. The latter was supported by robust capabilities and successful implementation, numerous partnerships and adoption by a long…

Leading Digital Fraud Prevention Provider Kount Partners With Engage People to Protect Customer Loyalty Redemption Programs

Kount, a leading digital fraud prevention provider, and Engage People, a global loyalty platform, announced a partnership that will protect customer loyalty programs from fraud. Customer accounts that store valuable information or currency, such as loyalty points, are frequent targets of fraud. Account takeover attacks have tripled over the last year, costing consumers more than $5.1 billion worldwide, according to the 2018 Identity Fraud Survey conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research. Engage People will help its…

ADK, Japan’s Third-Largest ad agency, partners with CHEQ for Brand Safety and Anti-Fraud Prevention

ADK, Japan's third-largest ad agency has chosen military-grade ad-verification firm CHEQ to provide AI-based brand safety, viewability and anti-fraud prevention for its roster of advertisers. In a statement announcing the pilot, the agency said: "We are committed to offering an ad-serving environment that keeps advertisers safe. In order to make the sector more healthy, we have been making huge strides. The services offered by CHEQ, using AI, ensure protection before an ad is served. Marketing Technology News:…

AdColony Selects Pixalate as Fraud Prevention Partner

Mobile Advertising Company Creates an Additional Layer of Protection, Transparency and Measurement AdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that after an extensive vetting process, it has chosen Pixalate as its partner for prevention of digital ad fraud, specifically in mobile app environments. AdColony already provides multiple layers of protection against ad fraud, including TAG certification and full compatibility with viewability measurement firms Integral Ad Science, DoubleVerify and MOAT. “We’ve…

In-App Advertising Fraud: The Biggest Threats to Advertisers

In 2018, mobile ad spending accounted for nearly 70 percent of all digital advertising and surpassed TV as the leading advertising medium in the U.S. Not surprisingly, as brands allocate more of their ad budgets to mobile, the channel has also attracted fraudsters looking to game the system and turn a quick buck. Fraud in the mobile ecosystem is top of mind for advertisers, but few in the industry want to discuss the topic in the detail it warrants. However, it is only through frank and transparent discussions about fraud…

Smaato Leads In-App Exchanges by Achieving TAG Anti-Fraud Certification

TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal Demonstrates Smaato’s Commitment to Mobile Marketplace Protection and Innovation Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, announced it has received the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG). TAG is an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity and improve transparency in the digital advertising supply chain. Receiving the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal demonstrates…