WeQ SHIELD is Unveiled Taking AI and Machine Learning to the Next Level in the Fight Against Mobile Advertising Fraud

Global Mobile Advertising Company Releases a Compliance Solution After Successful Beta Period WeQ, a leading global mobile advertising company, officially launched its proprietary mobile advertising compliance solution, WeQ SHIELD. After a successful beta period, WeQ SHIELD is fully integrated on all client campaigns, in order to fight the many different and emerging forms of malicious traffic. Mobile ad spending is growing and valued at over $75 billion globally, according to Forbes. RetailDive reports that fraud…

Oracle Data Cloud Launches ‘Pre-Bid By Moat’ To Help Marketers Identify Brand Safe, Fraud Safe, & Viewable Ad Inventory

Pre-Bid by Moat Will Be Integrated with Top DSPs Including Adobe Advertising Cloud, Amobee, Basis by Centro, dataxu, MediaMath, The Trade Desk, and VideoAmp Oracle Data Cloud has announced Pre-Bid by Moat, a placement solution for marketers to identify and utilize ad inventory that meets their high standards for third-party viewability and invalid traffic (IVT). These new capabilities will join existing brand safety segments available through Oracle Data Cloud to create a powerful suite of media-spend protection…

New Report: 12 Percent of Global Ad Traffic is Fraudulent

Fraudlogix, an ad verification company, has released a new report that finds 12 percent of global digital ad traffic to be fraudulent, with the United States and the United Kingdom having higher percentages. It also found there to be significant differences in the amount of fraud in ad traffic between desktop and mobile channels. The ten countries with the highest volume of ad traffic observed were Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Of these, the United…

Peer39 by Sizmek Unveils AI-driven Pre-bid and Post-buy Reporting, Advances Fraud Detection and Filtration

Brand safety solution provider now detects Sophisticated Invalid Traffic, providing marketers with protection for their brand's equity and investment across all inventory types/media channels Sizmek, the largest independent buy-side platform in the world, today announced the industry's first multichannel AI-driven fraud detection and filtration solution that uniquely identifies bots and other invalid traffic threats. Combined with Sizmek's existing data enablement, creative optimization and media execution capabilities,…

CAKE by Accelerize Announces Partnership with Leading Fraud Detection Provider Anura.io

Anura Partnership Delivers Cake Customers with Seamless Access to Innovative Technology for Identifying Bots and Fraudulent Traffic, Further Expands CAKE’s Digital Marketing Ecosystem Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced a partnership with Anura's advertising fraud protection software. Providing CAKE customers seamless access to a solution for identifying advertising bots and suspicious activity, Anura is available now as an integration with CAKE’s entire suite of enterprise SaaS marketing…

Quotient Technology Earns TAG ‘Certified Against Fraud’ Seal, Validating the Company’s Commitment to Delivering Quality Digital Advertising

Quotient Technology announced it has received the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) “Certified Against Fraud” Seal, underscoring Quotient’s commitment to providing the highest standards against fraudulent, nonhuman traffic in digital advertising. “We are committed to delivering CPGs the best, most effective digital media available and in a brand-friendly environment. Our proprietary data, combined with our media technology and expertise, enables us to deliver shopper media and influencer campaigns that drive high…

Integral Ad Science and FreeWheel Partner to Provide Publishers with a Global Solution to Measure Premium Video Inventory Against…

Publishers using FreeWheel's video monetization platform now have a simple solution for verifying and protecting their digital video inventory. Integral Ad Science (IAS) announces a partnership with FreeWheel’s ad management platform that allows publishers to measure the quality of their digital video for viewability, brand safety, and fraud. The solution is globally available across Video Ad Serving Template (VAST) and Video Player Ad Interface Definition (VPAID) inventory across desktop and mobile web. “We are excited to…

Verasity and TRUTH Agency Wage War on Digital Ad-Fraud

Blockchain Technology Provides the Latest Weapon in the Fight Against Online Ad-Fraud Verasity, a next-generation video platform enhanced with blockchain technology has partnered with TRUTH, a new media agency, to tackle ad-fraud. Verasity's proprietary, patent-pending, Proof-of-View (POV) technology prevents fake video views, eradicates bot interference, and reduces fraudulent activity wholesale across its video platform. "Working with TRUTH, we're going to provide advertisers with a far greater…

Video Advertising Report Reveals Completion Rates at New Highs, Fraud Rates at New Lows

Performance Benchmarks from Extreme Reach Show Positive Trends for Campaign Metrics That Matter for Brands and Agencies in Video Advertising Video advertising technology provider, Extreme Reach has released its Q1 2018 Video Advertising Benchmark Report, bringing brands and agencies fresh insights into performance trends and comparisons for judging campaign success. The report found that the Desktop campaigns have experienced its fourth consecutive quarter of decline. Dropping 41.6 percent compared to Q1 2017, desktop…

TripleLift and White Ops Forge Partnership to Fight Fraud in Native Advertising

TripleLift Is Bringing IVT Prevention to the Forefront of Its Services and Adopting Stricter Guidelines That Align with Growing Buyer Demands for 3P Measurement Standards TripleLift, a leading native advertising platform, has announced a partnership with White Ops. This native advertising partnership now becomes the first native exchange to offer third-party verified pre-bid fraud prevention across its entire inventory. By leveraging White Ops' pre-bid prevention product, MediaGuard, TripleLift will now prevent fraudulent…

New Video Ad Report by Extreme Reach Reveals 31 Percent Drop in Fraud Rate

Data from Extreme Reach Provides Brands and Agencies with Updated, Realistic Benchmarks for Gauging Campaign Success Video advertising technology provider Extreme Reach released its 2017 Video Advertising Benchmark Report, bringing brands and agencies fresh insights into performance trends and comparisons for judging campaign success. The annual report examines trends in click-through, completion and viewability rates as well as bot traffic and time spent, with breakdowns according to purchase method (i.e., premium…

Identify And Stop Fraud Before It Infiltrates Advertising Campaigns

Kochava Releases New Fraud Prevention Tools, Expanding Robust Anti-Fraud Toolset Mobile's rapid growth as a premier advertising platform has made it a hotbed for fraud, a costly part of ad campaigns. Kochava, the industry leader providing holistic measurement solutions for connected devices, announced Checksum (a new feature that will validate installs and payloads ahead of attribution) and three new views to the Fraud Console suite of mobile ad fraud visualizations, enhancing their robust anti-fraud toolset.…

TAG Anti-fraud Certification Will Require Publishers to Implement Ads.txt

Expanded Anti-Piracy Program Provides First Path to Certification for Ad Buyers, Publishers The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, today released updated certification guidelines for its Certified Against Fraud and Certified Against Piracy Seal Programs. The updated Certified Against Fraud Guidelines now require publishers to adopt and implement the ads.txt specification released by the IAB Tech Lab last May,…

The Fight Against Fraud: Are You Throwing Good Traffic Out with the Bad?

You know when you hear those pharmaceutical commercials for drugs with potential side effects that sound worse than the diseases they are trying to cure? Sometimes the fight against ad fraud is reminiscent of that. Digital ad fraud is a real and growing threat. By 2025, global ad fraud will reach an estimated $50 billion, according to the World Federation of Advertisers. Advertisers, agencies and publishers obviously have to take steps to protect against ad fraud, otherwise they will waste a greater number of ad dollars…

Adjust Launches Pioneering Automation Technology to Fundamentally Simplify Mobile Advertising Processes and Foster Creativity

With marketers citing repetitive workflows as a top pain point, Adjust's new Control Center automates campaign management, empowering them to focus on creativity, strategy and pushing boundaries Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement, fraud prevention and cybersecurity, today announced the launch of its pioneering new product, Control Center, which will be part of the Adjust Automate suite. With its release, Adjust aims to dramatically simplify the process of mobile advertising management for today's marketers.…

Bot Fraud: Financial Services Count the Cost

The tech world moves fast. As new platforms are developed and users migrate, one troubling constant has emerged: fraudsters keep following the money. No surprise then, that financial services apps are firmly in those criminal crosshairs. The sector is booming, with 115.6 million people banking on mobile at least once a month across the US. As usage rates grow, so too do the risks for the sector, and apps coming under increasing threat from automated bots. A report from ThreatMetrix reveals that companies fell victim to 3…

For Political Advertising, the Medium Is the Message

The tech industry caught fire following the announcement by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social platform was banning all political ads, thereby upping the pressure on Google and Facebook to present its solution for curbing fraudulent and potentially harmful messaging within political advertising. Google responded by limiting the precision of targeted political messages; Facebook is said to be weighing similar moves. The buzz around this unusual move—one in which a major ad platform seemed to put the public’s…

Pixalate Releases State of Connected TV/OTT: 2019 Ad Supply Trends Report; 330% Global Growth in Programmatic Ad Transactions

An analysis of 2019 programmatic ad supply trends in the Connected TV (CTV) and Over-the-Top (OTT) advertising industry Pixalate, a global ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform, today announced the release of its State of Connected TV/OTT: 2019 Ad Supply Trends Report, featuring granular analysis on the latest trends in Over-the-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) advertising. Marketing Technology News: Rocketrip names Efrat Moshkoviz as Vice President of Customer Success Key Findings: 330% global…

How to Survive in 2020: A Checklist for Independent AdTech

We’re only one month into 2020, and the AdTech industry is already manifesting one change after another. With a lot of pressure coming from the world markets and ongoing issues within the industry itself, independent AdTech will have to face many challenges this year. However, brace yourselves, for we’re in this together! Here’s our checklist on how to survive in 2020. 1. Bye-Bye, Cookie As you might already know, Google will drop third-party cookies in 2022. Which seems like a distant future. However, this decision is…

New Research from Arkose Labs Shows Human-Driven Fraud Attacks are on the Rise

Data Reveals a Surge in Sweatshop-Powered Fraud Alongside Attack Spikes on Online Gaming and Social Media Platforms Arkose Labs, providers of online fraud prevention technology combining risk assessments and sophisticated enforcement challenges, today announced the release of its Q1 2020 Fraud and Abuse Report. The most notable trend this quarter was a major spike in human-driven attacks – which rose 90% compared to six months previously. Changing attack patterns were felt across geographies and industries, at a time of the…