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Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Box, Finn AI, 180byTwo, Grapevine6, Genesys, Peer39, and AdMaven. Australian Neobank, Xinja, Helps Transform Customer Experience With Box Box, a leader in cloud content management, announced that Xinja – a leading Australian neobank – has chosen Box to enhance its customer interactions via the Xinja mobile application. Xinja customers’ bank statements and account data will now be…

AdMaven Launches New Security Features to Combat Ad Fraud

AdMaven, one of the world's leading advertising networks, is unveiling its advanced security capabilities that will help its growing network of advertisers use the self-service platform with confidence and reassurance. Marketing Technology News: Screen-Free Learning Platform, Yoto, Selects 5W Public Relations as Agency of Record According to research commissioned by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), in the US alone, advertisers lost $7.2bn to bot fraud in 2019, up from $6.3bn in 2015. Security,…

Adware Accounts for 72% of All Mobile Malware

Avast Threat Labs intelligence shows the share of Android adware has risen by 38% in the last year Avast, a global leader in digital security products, has found that adware now accounts for the vast majority of Android mobile malware. Statistics gathered between October and December 2019 by Avast's Threat Lab experts show that adware was responsible for 72% of all mobile malware, and the remaining 28% consisted of banking trojans, fake apps, lockers, and downloaders. Mobile adware is software that hijacks a device in…

Anzu.io Partners With Forensiq to Bring Advanced Fraud Protection to In-Game Advertising Across Platforms

In-game advertising platform Anzu.io and MRC-accredited fraud-prevention solution Forensiq announced a new partnership representing the first-ever fraud detection collaboration for in-game advertising. This partnership will allow Forensiq to detect and score general invalid traffic (GIVT) and sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) across PC, console, and mobile. Ad fraud continues to be a major concern for digital advertising as a whole, with a reported risk of a loss amounting to $23 billion globally. In-game advertising…

Ad Threat Attacks Are Evolving: How Your Strategy Needs to Shift

In the era of digital transformation, every company needs a CISO. In the ongoing war against ad threat attacks, there’s good news and bad news. The good news: Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday in 2019, the rate of digital ads containing lower-risk malvertising declined to .07 percent compared to 1.25 percent in 2018. The bad news: More than 60 percent of holiday ad threat attacks were far more malicious exploits. Now more than ever, publishers and advertisers must remain vigilant to combat online security threats that…

4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

Are Games a Safe Place for Brands?

If I were to get brand advertisers in a room and ask them about their three biggest advertising nightmares, chances are most of them would say ad fraud, brand safety and lack of transparency. Digital advertising, particularly in the modern-day AdTech industry, has struggled with these three issues for many years now. Brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals surveyed this year by CHEQ and Digiday. Earlier this year, YouTube and Google found themselves in the middle of a…

2020 AdTech Predictions from the Industry Leaders

The digital advertising technology (AdTech) industry has recorded another blazing year in spending and product launches throughout 2019. The AdTech space is expected to continue with its pace of innovation and dynamic market expansion in 2020. The AdTech market is expected to grow exponentially for the next 3-4 years, even as new data governance and consumer data privacy laws come into effect. From AI to Identity Management, AdTech technologies are redefining what it means to be modern digital marketing and advertising…

Can Dialogue Advertising Eliminate Much of Digital Ad Fraud as We Know It?

Brands continue to pour more and more billions of dollars into digital advertising campaigns – nearly all of which are visually designed and/or wordsmithed to compel consumers to click. Research by AppNexus finds that advertisers in the US. spent nearly $100 billion on digital ads in 2018, and projects that digital ad spend will surpass offline ad spend by the end of 2020. Naturally, criminals willing to engage in fraudulent behavior are eager for their own piece of this gigantic pie. A report by The&Partnership…

Limpid Receives TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, Continues Commitment To Fight Ad Fraud

Limpid, the data-driven advertising technology platform, announced today it has been “Verified by TAG” and approved for listing in the TAG Registry of known and trusted players in the digital ad ecosystem TAG is an advertising initiative created to fight criminal activity across the digital advertising supply chain and provides a variety of certifications and resources to support this goal. Also Read: 75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020 The TAG Registry is enabling companies to feel confident that…

Ad Fraud: The New Way to Launder Money

What happens when you ignore a crime that you perceive as victimless? Brands are writing off the monetary losses of ad fraud as a cost of doing business, but is there another reason to take fraud prevention seriously? Why are lawmakers like Senator Mark Warner in the US slowly turning their attention to ad fraud, and what’s really at stake when $19Bn/year goes missing? To help understand the significance of funds going missing with no apparent harm done, think back to a time when money laundering - the process of…

Opinion: In Order to Beat Ad Fraud, Prevention Is the First, Most Important Line of Defense

While some within the industry might have previously brushed off ad fraud as an annoying itch, everyone from advertisers to agencies and ad networks are starting to come to grips with the immense threat it poses. With estimates of ad fraud in 2019 set to total $18.7 billion in North America - 36% of estimated global loss, it’s not hard to see why. Discoveries of high profile fraud operations and litigation have been coming in hard and fast, and from major household brands to boot. For example, Uber recently filed lawsuits…

It’s Time for AdTech to Get Serious About Data Quality

Everyone in tech is talking about Big Data. Recent decades have seen an enormous shift from data scarcity to overabundance, in which data sets have become impossibly large for humans alone to make sense. We often said that data is the new oil - the most valuable commodity in the world. While that’s true, it fails to bring home an important point – many data sets are useless. Other data might be potentially useful but can’t do much in its raw form. Weak data leads to bad decisions. If we draw upon the wrong data points for…

The Future of the Bot and Why Marketers Need to Be Critical of their Own Performance Data

Bot induced losses in ad spend amount to $5.8 billion globally. Though this might seem like a monumental sum, the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) claims that conflated click volumes will cost businesses as much as $50 billion by 2025. However, compare the $5.8 billion lost in 2018 to the $6.5 billion in 2017 and you might believe that things are improving. As advertising vigilantes try to stem the growth of ad fraud by dismantling bot networks and deploying programmatic networks with built-in fraud prevention…

DMEXCO 2019: How Technologies Help to Promote Trust

Trust is the most important component of every relationship, including the business one. In Marketing and Digital Advertising, where nothing could be referred to as "simple," making internal systems transparent to your customers and partners is the only way to avoid a vicious circle of suspicion. This year DMEXCO was focused on transparency more than on all other subjects, and that’s why "Trust in you" was established as a core motto of the exhibition. Media giants like Microsoft, Facebook, Verizon, and the vast of 1,000…

In-Game Ads Needn’t Be Disruptive

Gamers don’t like it when advertising gets in the way of play, as illustrated by the furore around the unskippable ads recently introduced to NBA 2K19’s loading screen. Many game developers aren’t keen on disruptive Digital Advertising either. They work hard to create incredible gaming experiences and understandably don’t want them spoilt by intrusive, ugly, and unnatural ads. Yet advertising provides an essential revenue stream that allows developers to keep producing creative and innovative games for tomorrow’s players.…

AccuWeather Reveals How Weather Info Dictates Consumer Behavior

To enable brands and advertisers with targeted advertising opportunities, AccuWeather announced the launch of AccuWeatherIQ™. What happens to the shopping experience when it rains or snows in the US? Would a flood-like situation impact online grocery sales on weekly sales in India? What would it look like for advertisers who invested millions on targeted advertising campaigns to suddenly realize it’s going to lose because of a typhoon or a hurricane? How is the consumer behavior related to weather information, and how…

Australia Tops World Rankings for Digital Ad Engagement

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global market leader in digital ad verification, releases a first-of-its-kind Media Quality Report for H1 2019, providing transparency into the performance and quality of Australian digital media, alongside global comparisons. Australian ads achieve greatest time-in-view The latest IAS report reveals that compared to major global markets, the average time-in-view for mobile web display ads was highest in Australia at 18.47 seconds, with the United States (U.S.) claiming second place at…

Thwarting Digital Ad Fraud at Scale: An Open Source Experiment with Anomaly Detection

Ad fraud continues to be a thorn in the side of digital advertisers, as bot traffic and fraudulent human activity falsely inflates ad statistics. Such activity forces unwitting brands to shell out for clicks or impressions that have no hope of reaching – let alone converting – potential customers. A recent study by White Ops and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) finds that advertisers lost around $5.8 billion to ad fraud last year. On the brighter side, the study also found that efforts to defeat ad fraud – using…

From Billboards to Big Data: The Future of Advertising Amid the Rise of Emerging Tech

The Golden Age of Advertising saw the shift from print to the earliest iterations of digital, amid the rise of broadcast and television, following shoppers into their homes and propelling advertising towards the personal. With the birth of market research, Personalization became more of a science than an art,  enabling advertisers to better target their efforts and paving the way towards big data as we know it. In 2019, programmatic advertising – a new niche in Digital Advertising - is set to become an $84 billion industry.…