The Fight Against Fraud: Why DSPs Should Build Their Own Fraud-Detection Tools

Our industry is plagued with fraud. Global industry bodies are now involved, with the IAB releasing Ads.txt guidelines and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) developing focused programs. Many platforms rely on specialized third parties like Integral Ad Science (IAS), Forensiq, and others to keep the ecosystem safe. However, working predominantly with external partners carries risks and reduces control. One classic outsourcing rule states that business-critical processes shouldn’t be outsourced unless they’re a commodity.…

63% Marketers Do Not Utilize Fraud Prevention Techniques: Singular’s Fraud Index

Singular's Study Is The First Of Its Kind To Examine Fraud Data From Multiple Fraud Prevention Solutions, Each With Its Own Set Of Anti-Fraud Methods Singular, the industry's only unified marketing analytics solution connecting attribution data with campaign data in a single platform, announced the release of The Singular Fraud Index revealing the most active fraud prevention techniques in the mobile industry, as well as the 20 Most Secure Mobile Ad Networks driving the lowest rates of fraud. Singular's…

TechBytes with Reshef Mann, CTO and Co-Founder, AppsFlyer

Reshef Mann CTO and Co-Founder, AppsFlyer In September, mobile marketing analytics and attribution company, AppsFlyer, announced a novel integrated solution to immunize advertisers against mobile install fraud and loss of mobile customers. Branded as the Protect360, AppsFlyer’s latest anti-fraud technology provides near real-time protection against suspicious behavior on mobiles and anomalous activities. We spoke to Reshef Mann, CTO AppsFlyer, to familiarize with DeviceID Reset Fraud and how it poses big risks to…

Interview with Dave Gullo, Co-Founder and CTO, VideoAmp

"Existing viewability metrics are a reaction to an industry that got too cozy with low quality and often fraudulent traffic sources. In the next two years, more Video will be bought directly, using automation and data." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to start a video advertising technology innovation company? I am the technical co-founder at VideoAmp. VideoAmp Co-Founder and CEO Ross McCray was originally my client at my past company, which was doing high-level…

Tech Bytes with Kumaran Sambandam, VP Mobfox Exchange

Kumaran Sambandam VP Mobfox Exchange Advertisers are increasingly relying on mobile monetization platforms for flexibility over existing ad inventory. Mobfox, the leading mediation platform, caters to 175+ DSPs across the globe, bringing full transparency and ad inventory optimization at ease. We spoke to Kumaran Sambandam, VP, Mobfox Exchange to understand the complex aspects of personalized ads, targeting and how Mobfox deploys AI in improving video advertising and viewability.MTS: Tell us about your role at Mobfox?…

Papyrus, A Blockchain-Supported Online Advertising Ecosystem, Launches in the US

The New Scalable Model for Transparency, Fraud Protection and Fair Play by Papyrus Will Optimize Digital Ad Spend and Save the Industry up to $110B Annually Papyrus, a decentralized ecosystem for advertisers, publishers, developers, and users supported by Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, announced its launch in the US. The project, funded so far by private investors for $1 million, was first conceptualized in January 2017 and aims to develop a revolutionary digital advertising platform using a constellation of…

TechBytes with Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media

Dan de Sybel CTO at Infectious Media According to an eMarketer report, programmatic display ad spend will reach $33 billion this year and would hit $46 billion by 2019. Earlier this year, Infectious Media partnered with Screen6 to offer targeted, cross-device digital campaigns on a global scale. We spoke to Dan de Sybel, CTO at Infectious Media, to explore how businesses can maximize programmatic performance using data science, analytics and brand safety strategies.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infectious Media and how…

Interview with Piero Pavone, Co-Founder and COO at MainAd

"Machine learning, by its very nature, is constantly ‘learning’ from actual behavior and actions – meaning advertisers can make real-time decisions based on data-driven targeting." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at MainAd and what lead you and your fellow co-founders to start an AdTech company? As Chief Operating Officer, I’m involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations – everything from business development to product R&D. My fellow Co-Founders and I always envisioned starting a business…

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…

Dailymotion Partners with White Ops to Enable 100% Human Verification of Programmatic Advertising Interactions on their Video Platform

With White Ops Advertising Integrity solution blocking sophisticated bots, invalid traffic and fraudulent impressions in programmatic advertising, Dailymotion deepens focus on the trusted advertising ecosystem Dailymotion, a Vivendi-owned video platform dedicated to creating a trusted home for premium video content that matters, and White Ops, the global leader in sophisticated bot mitigation, announced an enhanced partnership that will protect Dailymotion’s programmatic advertising on its global video platform from…

DoubleVerify Announces the First Programmatic Platform Certification Program for Comprehensive Connected TV Fraud Protection

Amobee, MediaMath, SpotX, the Trade Desk & Xandr Are First Platforms to Be Certified by DV DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced the industry’s first connected TV (“CTV”) Targeting Certification for programmatic platforms, designed to protect advertisers from fraud and invalid traffic (“IVT”) in the CTV space. In order to be certified by DV for CTV Targeting, a platform must demonstrate the ability to prevent fraud and IVT by applying DV’s…

Neustar Delivers UltraThreat Feeds for More Effective Data Security

New Service Provides Proprietary Near Real-Time Threat Data to Identify and Stop Bad Traffic, Inbound and Outbound Neustar, Inc., a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, announced the release of UltraThreat Feeds, a new service that provides its enterprise customers with access to real-time threat data to help them better identify cyber threats as they evolve. Designed by Neustar’s renowned security experts and leading academic researchers, the service – unique to Neustar – enables…

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…

Bots on Mobile Devices Fuel Holiday Shopping Cyberattacks

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions released an analysis looking at transactions and cyberattacks that occurred between Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Tuesday, December 3, 2019 (Black Friday week). The data was acquired from the LexisNexis® Digital Identity Network®, a crowdsourced intelligence network comprised of data from approximately 38 billion global transactions each year including logins, payments and new account creations. The Black Friday week data analysis offers the industry a first look at trends shaping this…

Removing the Proxy Albatross: Three Problems IP Data Solves for Marketers

As consumers spend more time online to perform everyday tasks from banking to shopping to streaming entertainment, an increasing amount of this internet traffic is being routed through proxies. Online users wanting to surf the web anonymously often use proxies that can provide them with a means to mask their IP address from the rest of the world―and thus their locations and all the contextual information that can be gleaned in order to make marketing messages more targeted and personalized. By connecting to the internet…

Infobip Partners With WMC Global Helping US Based Businesses Build Secure Customer Experiences

Infobip, a global cloud communication platfom company and a leader in omnichannel customer engagement partners with WMC Global, a market and threat intelligence leader. The partnership will extend Infobip's objective in providing the most compliant messaging solutions for our clients and our US based MNO partnerships. Infobip will be utilizing WMC Global's RISQ Score tool, a solution that ensures consumer-facing content, and that the entities that deliver it can be trusted to support positive customer experiences. "Fraud…

Safeguarding Brand Value: Why Brands Should Take a Data-First Approach to Audience Integrity

The Influencer Marketing space has grown exponentially in recent years. This should come as no surprise, given the potent combination of an increasingly sophisticated consumer pool, massive upsurge in social media consumption and the rise in ad blockers that has made traditional advertising progressively difficult – so difficult that the spend on Influencer Marketing is set to exceed $10 Billion by the end of 2020. Step forward ‘influencer campaigns’, which have risen to prominence to meet the need for a more authentic,…

Audigent Secures $6.7 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Raised In Space

Next-Generation First-Party Data Monetization Platform Will Aggressively Accelerate Sales, Marketing, and Product Innovation Audigent, the "2.0" data management platform (DMP) and leading edge "data agency" announced it has completed a $6.7 million Series A round of financing. The funding will allow Audigent to continue its expansion as the premier first-party data platform for the entertainment, sports and lifestyle verticals. Raised In Space, a joint venture between Ithaca Holdings and Ripple's Xpring, led the investment…

Signifyd’s Seamless SCA Receives Certification from EMVCo, Marking a Major Milestone for European E-Commerce Businesses

Solution Becomes the First 3DS 2.2 Solution to be Fully Certified for Europe’s PSD2 Signifyd’s Seamless SCA solution for retailers seeking to meet the strong customer authentication requirements of PSD2 in Europe today became the first 3-D Secure version 2.2 solution to receive all of the merchant domain EMVCo certifications. Signifyd tapped mSIGNIA to partner on Seamless SCA, combining Signifyd’s industry-leading fraud protection and regulatory compliance platforms with mSIGNIA’s best-in-class 3DS technologies.…