IAB Tech Lab Announces Two New Technologies to Build More Transparency & Trust in the Programmatic Supply Chain

sellers.json & OpenRTB SupplyChain Object Specifications Made Available for Public Comment The IAB Technology Laboratory has introduced for public comment two new technical specifications aimed at increasing trust of the digital advertising supply chain, specifically on the supply-side of real-time bidding and programmatic buying. The first new technology, sellers.json, enables buyers to verify the entities who are either direct sellers of or intermediaries in the selected digital advertising opportunity for purchase.…

Jebbit Raises $12 Million in Series B Financing to Increase Data Performance and Transparency in the Marketplace

The New Investment Round Was Led by K1, Bringing the Company’s Total Funding to over $20 Million Jebbit, the world’s leading Declared Data Platform, announced the closing of a $12 million Series B financing round. The financing round was led by K1 Investment Management (“K1”), with additional participation from Manifest and Yard Ventures. The new funding will support Jebbit’s growing personnel needs and product investment efforts. The company expects to hire additional talent to support operations at its Boston headquarters…

Better Advertising Experiences Start with Data Transparency

In 2019, brands are demanding more accountability from their agency partners, with 45% of marketers already taking some or all their media-buying plans in house as of last year. As programmatic becomes further ingrained as the predominant ad placement solution, advertisers are in-housing this technology to gain greater control and management of data, targeting, performance, and ad spend – to name a few benefits. Programmatic currently accounts for more than 80% of digital ad spend, but to drive meaningful engagement and…

Can Transparency Really Stop Fyre Burning Influencer Marketing?

The words “murky at best, and fraudulent at worst” still hang in the air over Influencer Marketing. Two years on from Mark Pritchard’s scathing speech on the state of affairs in digital advertising and it seems little has managed to move the needle as far as social media stars are concerned. This isn’t for want of trying. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently secured formal commitments from 16 celebrities, including Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, to ensure they clearly state if…

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…

OpenX Awarded First Platinum Status Recognition from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for Comprehensive Approach to Quality and…

Leading Independent Ad Exchange Is One of Only Five Companies Globally to Achieve Highest Level of Quality Certification OpenX, the world's largest independent advertising exchange, announced that the company has achieved Platinum Status for its commitment to quality from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), designating compliance with all four of the available TAG seals: Certified Against Fraud, Certified Against Piracy, Certified Against Malware, and Certified Against TAG's Inventory Quality Guidelines. Less…

DoubleVerify Launches Quality Coverage Across Facebook Stories, Offering Greater Transparency and Control within the Facebook Platform

Company Initiates Viewability and Fraud Measurement for Facebook Stories Video Ads DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of digital media measurement software and analytics, announced its expanded integration with Facebook – providing global advertisers with objective, third-party measurement of viewability and fraud/SIVT across Facebook Stories video ad inventory. DV’s extended partnership with Facebook is timely, as Stories continues to gain prominence within the Facebook ecosystem. More than 300 million people…

SendGrid Publishes Industry’s First Inbox Protection Rate to Increase Cybersecurity and Privacy Transparency Around the Holidays

Protects User Inboxes with 99.97% Success Rate While Processing Over 45 Billion Emails Each Month SendGrid, Inc., a leading digital communication platform that drives engagement and growth, is the first email service provider (ESP) to announce its Inbox Protection Rate publicly in an effort to increase cybersecurity and privacy transparency and to elevate the cause of inbox protection. SendGrid’s Inbox Protection Rate measures the success of its compliance efforts to prevent malicious email from reaching SendGrid’s…

Connatix and PubMatic Partner to Offer Publishers More Transparency in Programmatic Video

Video Platform One of First to Integrate with PubMatic Cloud, Launched in June Connatix, the next-generation video platform for publishers, announced a new partnership with PubMatic to bring increased transparency to programmatic video. One of the first partners to integrate with PubMatic Cloud—a solution launched in June for publishers and tech companies looking to implement and control programmatic technology—Connatix can now more readily provide programmatic buyers with increased visibility into the nature of…

Fluent, Inc. Joins the ANA Council for Data Integrity & IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group

Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company, announced that it has joined the ANA Council for Data Integrity and IAB’s Data Transparency Standards Group. Brian Hogan, President of Fluent Health, has joined these organizations leading the charge on data transparency on Fluent’s behalf.  With Fluent’s unique first-party data asset, Hogan will bring Fluent’s thought leadership to these organizations with the goal of providing transparency for brands and advertisers. “Providing more transparency to…

STAQ Gives Publishers Unified Advertiser Transparency Across Demand Channels

STAQ, the automated reporting platform as a service for digital advertising, announced a major feature release that gives publishers normalized advertiser transparency across demand channels. Exchanges and major sell side platforms (SSPs), have been increasingly giving publishers visibility into their advertiser bidding activity, such as pricing and placement preferences. Publishers gain significant advantage when they have advertiser insights across demand partners, giving sellers and operations teams visibility and control…

New Report Reveals Opportunity for Brands to Leverage Social Media as a Platform for Greater Transparency

Sprout Social’s from Risk to Responsibility: Social Media and the Evolution of Transparency Report Finds the Majority of Consumers Are Looking for Brands to Earn Their Trust Through More Transparency on Social Media Misinformation, fake news and data privacy concerns are seeding doubt in consumers around the integrity and authenticity of today’s institutions. But faced with this crisis in trust, brands are presented with a unique opportunity to restore consumers’ confidence in their values and business practices through…

Gladson Launches Product Data Transparency Solution

Gladson's SmartLabel Solution Helps Brands and Retailers Address Consumer Demand for Product Transparency Gladson, the leading creator and syndicator of product content, digital assets, and rich content for brands, retailers, and distributors, today announced the launch of their enterprise-class SmartLabel solution, allowing brands and retailers to easily provide consumers with rich product transparency. Led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI), SmartLabel is a transparency…

Blis Adds New Blockchain Platform for Better Audience Data Fidelity and Transparency

Blis Launches Blockchain Platform with Unilever as a Pilot Partner Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, backed by Unilever, Endeit, and Beringea, announced a pilot platform to add transparency across the data ecosystem. Digital advertising commonly relies on disparate data sets to help identify audiences likely to buy products and services. Marketers increasingly face pressures to comply with data privacy regulations, understand where it came from, and to account for the performance of data…

Media Agencies Conquer Industry Transparency Issues with NetSuite

Forthea Interactive and MediaMax Focus on Creativity and Clients by Eliminating Business Process Complexity To focus time on rapidly changing client needs, boutique media agencies are selecting Oracle NetSuite to scale their business, without sacrificing creativity. For example, Forthea Interactive and MediaMax implemented Oracle NetSuite to gain a source of efficiency across their growing businesses and provide the support, transparency and creativity that clients demand. Forthea Interactive Balances Data and Creativity…

PrivacyUX Dramatically Eases GDPR Transparency Compliance

Beautifully Formatted, Layered Privacy Notices Delivered to All Devices with No Technical Effort with PrivacyUX PrivacyCheq announced the immediate availability of PrivacyUX, its new GDPR privacy notice management and delivery service.  PrivacyUX allows enterprises and SMEs of any size to easily provide customers with world-class privacy notices, fostering the trusted, transparent relationship envisioned by the GDPR.  PrivacyUX is a subset of PrivacyCheq's venerated ConsentCheq consent management service, which has…

What Platforms Can Do To Increase Transparency For Publishers

It’s no secret that the ad tech space has become crowded, with the convoluted digital supply chain obstructing publishers’ views of where their revenue really comes from. Platforms say they’re addressing the issue, but how can publishers combat the growing problem themselves? In many ways, programmatic has failed publishers. Media companies are juggling a range of revenue streams, still trying to understand what will be core to the business. According to the Reuters Institute, most publishers think subscriptions will be…

GDPR Deadline Will Open the Door for Data Transparency

GDPR Noncompliance and Failure to Manage Data Transparency Poses a Real Threat to a Brand’s Credibility The topic of GDPR has been buzzing in boardrooms and in the back of minds for more than two years, but the May 25 deadline won’t silence the noise. It will only cause it to grow louder, as noncompliant companies are whacked by hefty fines – up to four percent of annual global turnover or 20 million Euros (whichever is greater). Beyond that, noncompliance poses a real threat to a brand’s credibility. According to the…

Io-Tahoe Asks Strata London Attendees to Regard GDPR As Opportunity to Create Transparency and Trust with Customers

Machine-Learning Based Data Discovery: A Key Element in Helping Firms Comply with the New Regulation While many attendees at this week's Strata conference in London may be scurrying to deploy last-second compliance measures with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), one exhibitor will ask them to look at GDPR as a "silver lining," and embrace it as a way of gaining a potential competitive advantage. Io-Tahoe LLC, a pioneer in machine learning-driven smart data discovery, will showcase its platform…

Smaato Assists IAB to Create the Global In-App GDPR Transparency & Consent Solution for the Mobile Advertising Industry

Public Consultation Running Until Early June to Add New Implementation Scenario to Framework, Help Companies Meet GDPR Requirements on Disclosure, Legal Bases Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, has announced in parallel with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab the release of an in-app consent solution to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework was…