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IAS and Amino Payments Partner to Bridge the Transparency Gap in Programmatic

Advertisers will now have end-to-end visibility into media quality and financial transaction data Integral Ad Science (IAS) today announced Total Visibility, an industry-leading partnership with Amino Payments to offer the first solution in programmatic buying showing advertisers the true cost of qualified media. Total Visibility gives advertisers both impression-level financial insights and media quality verification to optimize campaigns in real-time. Now more than ever, marketers are looking for ways to ensure their…

DoubleVerify Fraud Lab Identifies Botnet Scheme Targeting Ads.txt

Fraudsters Manipulated Ads.Txt Files on Hundreds of Sites to Sell Fake Inventory DoubleVerify the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, announced that it has identified a new bot network that perpetrates fraud by circumventing ads.txt protections. The botnet that DV uncovered perpetrates a sophisticated, unique type of fraud. The bot first visits a given publisher site and scrapes the site’s content. The bot then creates falsified copies of the scraped pages on its own server,…

SpotX Announces 100% ads.txt Compliance

Spotx Releases Infographic Tracking Adoption of IAB Initiative SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, announced the launch of a new infographic that highlights its 100% compliance with the IAB's ads.txt specification version 1.0.1. Since June 2017, SpotX has advocated for ads.txt adoption and helped educate publishers on the benefits of the Authorized Digital Sellers initiative, which is designed to empower publishers and distributors to declare who is allowed to sell their inventory.…

Interview with Mark Gorman, CEO, Matrix Solutions

"The ad industry should take the initiative of working to standardize data collection and usage and market this to the consumer as a whole to ensure a better understanding of created value."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you join Matrix Solutions? I am a member of Main Line Equity Partners. Our strategy is to find technology and technology enabled companies that have good fundamentals, but where there is an opportunity to change the organization and reignite growth. As part of our strategy,…

What Platforms Can Do To Increase Transparency For Publishers

It’s no secret that the ad tech space has become crowded, with the convoluted digital supply chain obstructing publishers’ views of where their revenue really comes from. Platforms say they’re addressing the issue, but how can publishers combat the growing problem themselves? In many ways, programmatic has failed publishers. Media companies are juggling a range of revenue streams, still trying to understand what will be core to the business. According to the Reuters Institute, most publishers think subscriptions will be…

TechBytes with Arndt Groth, President, Smaato

Arndt Groth President, Smaato Not monetizing your app means you are missing out on serious revenue from your 'best' mobile advertising tool. To better understand the state of mobile app monetization and the rise of the blockchain in the adtech industry, we spoke to Arndt Groth, President, Smaato.Tell us about your role at Smaato. As President of Smaato, I am responsible for the core business operations. Smaato is the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers. We work…

Telaria Attains 100% Ads.txt Compliance Across All Premium Video Supply

Telaria Bans Unauthorized Resellers to Help Publishers and Buyers Identify Legitimate Video Supply and Reduce Counterfeit Inventory Telaria, the leading video monetization software company, announced that it is the first and only video supply platform to reach full ads.txt compliance following a concerted effort to ensure all its publisher partners have adopted the initiative. To adhere to the highest level of transparency and accountability, the company will continue to block all resellers not authorized in a publisher’s…

TechBytes with Christopher Childs, Managing Director, UK, TabMo

Christopher Childs Managing Director, UK, TabMo As GDPR approaches, we continue to speak to global marketing technology teams, data vendors, and business leaders to understand how the new regulations could impact their organizations. In this TechByte, Christopher Childs, MD, TabMo (UK) tells us how GDPR could eventually benefit customers, and why you should move closer to your Data Partners. Tell us about your role at TabMo and the team/technology you handle. TabMo was founded in France in 2013. I was…

SundaySky Releases Next-Generation Advertising System that Strengthens Brand Safety, Increases Viewability and Combats Ad Fraud

New Updates Help Ensure Brand Safety and Increased Customer Engagement at Scale SundaySky, the company that combines the power of personalization with the emotion of video, announced a series of enhancements for ad viewability, fraud and brand safety within its advertising suite. The company has strengthened its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and added more safeguards to its verification processes to avoid questionable or fraudulent ad placements online, ensuring maximum customer engagement and the delivery of…

TechBytes with Tom Kershaw, Chief Technology Officer, Rubicon Project

Tom Kershaw Chief Technology Officer, Rubicon Project Last month, Rubicon Project announced that it has opened up its exchange to DSPs for programmatic buying in guaranteed private marketplaces. Rubicon Project is currently in the process of signing up other major DSPs for guaranteed private marketplace integrations in the near future. To better understand what Rubicon Project's Programmatic Guaranteed Buying Marketplace offers and how advertisers could benefit from such an arrangement, we spoke to their CTO, Tom…

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.…

AppNexus Enforces Ads.txt in Broader Push for Industry Transparency

By January 24, 2018, the Date AppNexus Began Enforcing the Policy, over 80% of the Top 1000 Domains Available Within the AppNexus Marketplace Had an ads.txt File AppNexus, the world's leading independent advertising technology company, today announced that it automatically, and without exception, enforces publishers' ads.txt files by disabling buying on unauthorized sellers through the AppNexus Programmable Platform (APP). The company was an early promoter of ads.txt, the IAB initiative that gives publishers a…

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…

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…

Ads.txt Experiencing Growing Pains, and What About Apps?

For the uninitiated, Ads.txt is an initiative launched by the IAB Tech Lab earlier this year. Ads.txt is a straightforward text file that publishers can upload onto their website listing certified inventory sellers for buyers. DSPs can select to bid on inventories only from authorised sellers and reject bids where the sellers are not listed on the Ads.txt file. This solution has ambitions to eliminate domain spoofing and fake inventory fraud but totally disregards app inventories. Mobile apps account for 84.9% of total…