The Remaining Barriers to OTT Advertising’s Boom

A wide chasm exists right now between the amount of time that consumers are spending in over-the-top (OTT) video viewing environments and the level of advertising spend being dedicated to this fast-ascending channel. And it’s not advertisers’ fault. At present, the myriad players who sit between the consumer and the OTT content they want to consume are failing to connect the needed dots to enable effective OTT advertising and enjoyable user experiences. In the coming year, that needs to change. Over-the-top (OTT) video…

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…

Trustworthy Accountability Group Hires Former IAB UK Executive Nick Stringer

New TAG EU Office, With Nick Stringer as VP of Global Member Engagement and Operations, Will Help Coordinate Industry's Worldwide Efforts to Fight Digital Ad Crime, Improve Transparency The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, announced it has hired Nick Stringer, former Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) and former Chair of the European Interactive Digital Advertising…

TechBytes with Shouvick Mukherjee, Chief Technology Officer, Amobee

Shouvick Mukherjee Chief Technology Officer, Amobee In December 2017, Amobee launched their Inventory Accountability Program to build a strong anti-fraud community. This signaled the start of active participation from adtech companies in creating a brand safe and fraud-free digital ecosystem. To understand how Amobee is building an advanced brand safety roadmap for better inventory accountability, we spoke to their Chief Technology Officer, Shouvick Mukherjee.Tell us about your role in Amobee and the team you handle.…

Five DIY Activities to Become a B2B Content Rockstar

In Our Primer On Mastering B2B Content Marketing, We Outline Time-Tested and Verified Strategies To Drive Traffic To Your Website. If the content is king, then the intent driving that content is the ‘king maker’. In 2018, content marketing strategies are directed at customers who are not only willing to purchase but also influence others in the community to drive actions via recommendations, reactions, promotions, and contribute UGC (User-Generated Content). Fact-Checking Content Marketing Trends According to the B2B…

TechBytes with Neal Sinno, GM and VP Operations, Playbuzz

Neal Sinno GM and VP Operations, Playbuzz Modern marketing technologies are created with two strategic aspects at their core -- first, to deliver unprecedented customer experiences; and then, manage the performance and validity of the CX performance based on audience conversions. Video monetization products catapult marketers and advertisers to achieve both, in a programmatic ecosystem. To understand how should app-marketers and mobile advertising platforms make better use of Video Monetization and news streaming…

TechBytes with Guillaume Marcerou, Global Privacy Director, Criteo

Guillaume Marcerou Global Privacy Director, Criteo Recently, Criteo released its GDPR Checklist for the upcoming disruption that is seen as one of the biggest challenges for data marketers in 2018. To understand the deeper aspects of GDPR and its impact on the ‘Sensitive’ and ‘Non-sensitive’ data, we spoke to Criteo's Global Privacy Director, Guillaume Marcerou.Tell us about your role in Criteo and the team you handle. My role is to manage the risks and business impact of privacy laws and regulation, thus protecting…

Interview with Field Garthwaite, Co-Founder and CEO, IRIS.TV

"The future of media and marketing is building large loyal audiences and building first-party data to inform your strategies across all departments."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to launch your second video technology company after Jukebox TV? Jukebox TV was originally created to make a better viewing experience for discovering and watching video content on the web. The first "Pandora for Video" product on the web. This was a straight B2C experience. IRIS.TV is a video personalization…

Why The World Needs 5G And How It Will Impact The Programmatic Advertising & Publisher Industries

5G has undergone its first public trial during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place in Barcelona between 26th February and 1st March 2018, expect to hear a lot more about 5G in the coming weeks. But why does the world need 5G and how will it impact the symbiotic worlds of Advertising and Publishing? This is an overview of the business and commercial rationale behind 5G for MNOs and summarises the impact for AdTech and Publishers whilst providing practical guidance…

Fyber FairBid Unveiled to Ensure ‘Equality’ in The In-App Header Bidding Market

Fyber FairBid Is First Product Launched Under Fyber's New Branding, Following the Merging and Sunsetting of Inneractive and Heyzap Brands Leading app monetization technology platform, Fyber, has announced the launch of Fyber FairBid. FairBid is the world's first and exclusive mechanism to achieve a true state of header bidding for the in-app environment. For this, Fyber has partnered with AdColony and Tapjoy, two of the world's leading mobile advertising platforms, to launch FairBid's beta. FairBid is the first…

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…