Leading Contextual Advertising Company Media.net Joins IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors

Media.net will support the group’s contextual guidance and technology efforts, while providing global leadership and expertise Media.net, a leading contextual advertising company, today announced that it has joined IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors, with Karan Dalal, SVP Business Operations at Media.net, appointed to the board. As a board member, Media.net will play a key role in guiding Tech Lab’s work in support of contextual advertising and cookie-less identity standards, transparency and brand safety, among other…

Clickagy Launches Future-Proof Cookieless Solution

Gives advertisers seemingly individualized targeting without sacrificing consumer privacy Clickagy, the data intelligence provider, today announced the launch of their privacy-compliant and future-proof solution for the impending end of third-party cookies, Privacy Clusters. The solution allows brands and advertisers to navigate a fully privacy compliant targeting strategy that’s able to reach customers based on observed behavioral data in real-time. Privacy Clusters are persistent micro-groupings of approximately 3 to 5…

As Investments Increase, DoubleVerify Boosts CTV Transparency for Advertisers, Standardizing CTV App Identifiers Across Platforms

Only 23% of CTV auctions have app names that adhere to new IAB conventions DoubleVerify ("DV"), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced the launch of a new transparency and reporting solution for CTV inventory. The new solution is designed to give CTV buyers full transparency and accurate data on where their campaigns are running across all major CTV devices. CTV viewership has grown dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting streaming video consumption by nearly…

UK AD Fraud Analysis Demonstrates Success of Coordinated Industry Anti-Fraud Programmes

TAG UK Fraud Snapshot Conducted by the 614 Group Finds 76 Percent Less IVT in TAG Certified Channels vs. UK Industry Average The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), a self-regulatory advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, released a snapshot of ad fraud in the United Kingdom, showing dramatically lower  Invalid Traffic (IVT) rates in TAG Certified Channels in the UK when compared with UK industry averages. Conducted by The 614 Group, the analysis found a…

Valassis Recognized by Trustworthy Accountability Group for Continued Leadership in Protecting Digital Advertising Supply Chain Against…

Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, announced its second consecutive recertification by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, recognizing its commitment in the fight against fraudulent digital advertising. Created by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), TAG awards certifications to select companies – like Valassis – that achieve its…

DoubleVerify Partners with Ad Council to Address COVID-19 Crisis

Company will leverage coronavirus Public Service Announcement (PSA) as part of its media authentication solution  DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced a partnership with the Ad Council – in collaboration with the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this partnership, DV will leverage its media authentication technology to…

How Retailers Can Leverage Food Quality and Traceability to Beat Amazon

More than 2.5 million food businesses use Amazon.com for product distribution, yet the retail empire, worth an estimated $900 billion, struggles to police a major problem: food product quality standards and regulatory adherence. In a recent report on Amazon’s spoiled food challenges, CNBC found that a disturbing number of Amazon’s top food sellers had at least five customer complaints regarding expired goods. While Amazon insists it’s a transaction-only platform intended to connect buyers and sellers around the world, this…

IAB Names David Cohen President

Former Agency Leader Will Drive Strategy, Growth and Operational Excellence for Digital Trade Association; Will Bring the Entire Marketing-Media Ecosystem Together The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that David Cohen has been named President, the number two position at the influential digital marketing and media trade association, where he will focus on strategy, growth, and operational excellence. He will assume the role effective April 1, 2020, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Randall Rothenberg.…

Comscore and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting for Connected TV and Video Advertising

IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace now leverages Comscore's leading brand safety and contextual segments to deliver privacy-focused, relevant, and brand-safe video advertising Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform for broadcasters and publishers, announced that Comscore's brand safety and contextual categorization segments are now available for activation in IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace. This partnership…

NexTech Signs AR Deal With Steyr Arms USA

NexTech AR Solutions, the leader in augmented reality for eCommerce and AR learning applications, has signed a contract to provide AR to Steyr Arms, a world-renowned firearms manufacturer. Steyr has been a pioneer and innovator in the firearms industry for over 150 years and now supplies products to over 50 of the world's militaries. NexTech will initially supply Steyr with its state-of-the-art cross-platform cross-browser WebAR solutions. Bethany White, Director of Marketing comments, "Steyr Arms USA is dedicated to…

OpenSlate Launches Universal SlateScore Metric for Digital Video

Industry Standard Metric Redesigned to Deliver Marketers a Consistent Lens on Content Quality Across All Online Video OpenSlate, the leading provider of content ratings across the world’s largest digital platforms, announced the launch of a new universal SlateScore for digital video content. The re-engineered SlateScore is applied across nearly 4MM channels and pages on YouTube and Facebook and is designed for use across the open web. The content quality standard, which has been in place since OpenSlate launched in 2012,…

TechBytes with Michael Badichi, Co-founder and CTO at Anzu.io

Tell us about your journey in Technology. What inspired you to start Anzu.io? I was always fascinated by technology and innovation, and had already begun programming by the age of 9! In my early years, I experimented with working in many areas of computing such as Reverse Engineering, Hacking, Computer Graphics, and Demo-making. Tasks that did not involve creativity and innovation seldom interested me—and this truth remains today! As the years went by, I had the chance to work in a wide range of technological fields and…

VideoAmp Appoints Andrew Gaudin as Chief Privacy and Legal Officer

Ad tech enabling company for TV, OTT and digital video companies, VideoAmp, Inc appointed Andrew Gaudin, as Chief Legal & Privacy Officer. Ad tech enabler company VideoAmp, Inc appointed Andrew Gaudin, as Chief Legal & Privacy Officer. Tasked with forging new industry standards, Gaudin will revolutionize the company’s global legal and privacy affairs, expand its base of clients and partnerships, and drive privacy compliance initiatives without compromising on the quality in a dramatically changing legal environment.…

GumGum’s Groundbreaking Contextual Analysis Solution for Digital Publishers Makes Official Debut

The Company’s Latest Adtech Solution, Verity, Leverages Proprietary AI Technologies to Scan Web Content – Including Images – for Contextual Classification, Keyword Extraction and Brand Suitability GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, has announced the official release of Verity, a first-of-its-kind content classification and brand safety solution. The product – which analyzes the full publisher content of web pages, including images, where…

Google’s Private Web Browsing Promise Takes Shape; Embrace a “Cookie-free” Economy by 2022

Apple Safari was the first browser to implement ITP. Firefox had also decided to block third-party cookies. Now, Google Chrome is expected to follow these browsers by rendering third-party cookies obsolete.  By 2023, Google Chrome will secure its web browsing technology, banning third-party cookies from accessing user's browsing history. There were speculations last year after Google announced its Privacy Sandbox initiative to develop a set of open standards for enhanced user privacy on the web. Google's monopoly on web…

TechBytes with Keith Pieper, VP of Product Operations at Sovrn

Tell us about your role and journey into Advertising technology My first role in Ad technology was with AdNet who built websites in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, I helped the company move from building websites to administering online display media for Ameritrade, also headquartered in Omaha. From there, I moved to Colorado to join an ad serving startup called MatchLogic. It’s been a fun and interesting road since that eventually led me to Sovrn today. What are your thoughts on the CCPA? How can the industry prepare…

Luxury Institute’s 2020 Luxury Trends From The Global Luxury Expert Network (GLEN)

To generate the trends likely to affect the luxury industry in 2020, Luxury Institute conducted a crowdsourcing project with its Global Luxury Expert Network at the end of 2019. The Global Luxury Expert Network (GLEN) is a growing network of hundreds of luxury goods and services experts who form the core of Luxury Institute’s research, training, and business solutions teams. The network is made up of the best minds in the industry who have a minimum of 12-years of operating experience and are current and/or former C-level, …

Leading Broadcast and Cable Networks Join Nielsen to Test Linear Addressable TV Advertising Platform

A+E Networks, AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FOX, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia and other media publishers double down on addressable TV initiatives ahead of the 2020 Upfronts Nielsen announced the beta launch of its Addressable TV platform. As part of the beta, programmers including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FOX, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia will test the solution by running addressable ad campaigns and evaluating how it interoperates with existing and evolving workflows. The beta program is underway and will…

CES 2020 Exhibitor Profiles: Razer to zGlue

CES, the world’s largest gathering for the consumer technology industry, takes place January 7–10, 2020 in Las Vegas. Business Wire is the official news wire partner for CES. Marketing Technology News: Adjust Becomes First Mobile Measurement Partner in Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner Program Listed below are exhibitor profiles for Razer to zGlue. Company: Razer Booth: 21000 Ticker Symbol & Exchange: HK.1337 (SEHK - Hong Kong Stock Exchange) Web: www.razer.com Twitter:…

Measuring CCPA Preparedness of Big Data Companies: Facts and Insights

By now, you must have heard about the countless experiences of global Big Data companies and their battle with the General Data Protection Regulation also known as “GDPR” that passed in the European Union. GDPR was passed in 2016 and went into effect in 2018, yet businesses are still coming to terms with GDPR challenges and compliance standards. And now, a similar data privacy law is going to take effect in the United States, fortifying the already-stringent state laws. We are talking about the California Consumer Privacy…