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Outbrain Selects CHEQ for Global Ad Fraud Protection

Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the open web, recently selected CHEQ's cybersecurity-backed offering to secure its digital media from non-human, invalid and fraudulent traffic. This additional layer of ad-fraud protection now sits on top of Outbrain’s existing, rigorous defenses. “Ad fraud is a consistent problem plaguing the digital advertising industry,” said Yossi Amara, Chief Information Officer at Outbrain. “By partnering with CHEQ, we are taking the…

Leading Contextual Advertising Company Media.net Joins IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors

Media.net will support the group’s contextual guidance and technology efforts, while providing global leadership and expertise Media.net, a leading contextual advertising company, today announced that it has joined IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors, with Karan Dalal, SVP Business Operations at Media.net, appointed to the board. As a board member, Media.net will play a key role in guiding Tech Lab’s work in support of contextual advertising and cookie-less identity standards, transparency and brand safety, among other…

Brand Safety Institute Announces First Graduating Class of Certified Brand Safety Officers

Inaugural Class Includes Execs From Largest Agency Holding Companies, Global 500 Brands, Major Technology Platforms The Brand Safety Institute (BSI), a nonprofit advertising industry initiative to strengthen the brand safety profession, announced its inaugural graduating class of Certified Brand Safety Officers. The group includes dozens of executives who manage brand safety and related issues at the world’s largest advertising agency holding companies, Fortune Global 500 brands, and major technology platforms. All of the…

BroadbandTV Corp. Receives Certification from Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

TAG Certification Confirms BBTV’s Continued Efforts Against Digital Advertising Fraud BroadbandTV Corp. (BBTV), an enabling platform for content owners that is advancing the world through the distribution, management and monetization of content, is proud to announce that BBTV has joined the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and has been awarded TAG certification. TAG was created in response to Digital Marketers who are fighting against ad fraud, ad piracy, and malware. TAG focuses on four core areas: eliminating…

Tremor Video Strengthens Brand Protection Suite for Advertisers Through Expanded Partnership with DoubleVerify

Tremor Video, the leading programmatic video and advanced TV platform, today announced it has extended its partnership with DoubleVerify in a two-year deal to expand its brand protection solutions. This expansion positions DoubleVerify as the holistic verification partner for all of Tremor’s activity. Research shows that brand safety continues to be a serious concern for 99% of ad industry professionals. Through a combination of DoubleVerify for fraud-filtering and Oracle Data Cloud’s Contextual Intelligence for…

Mobiquity Technologies Launches AI Driven Publisher Protection Capability

Addresses need for increased marketing automation as advertising trends toward in-house media buying Mobiquity Technologies, Inc., a leading provider in next generation advertising technology, announced the release of a new capability that improves publisher protection and brand safety using artificial intelligence protocols. The capability works by automatically scanning all ads customers upload into the Advangelists platform.  Machine learning algorithms identify and confirm category and content including violence,…

AdSecure Exposes How Malvertisers Exploit Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AdSecure, the innovative cybersecurity company monitored malicious activity from 1 March to 15 April 2020 to see how the COVID-19 epidemic was being exploited by bad actors. As millions of people are now working from home, where online security isn’t as stringent compared to office cybersecurity systems, the pandemic has created a perfect storm for malvertisers. “Malicious attacks grew exponentially alongside lockdowns and hit a peak of +116.14% on 28 March” As lockdowns began to be introduced across the globe, the number…

Local Media Consortium and Brand Safety Institute Create Media Buying “Local News Advertising Whitelist” to Unlock Local News…

The Local Media Consortium (LMC), in partnership with the Brand Safety Institute and Scott Cunningham, consultant and Founder of the IAB Tech Lab, today announced the creation of a media-buying "Local News Advertising Whitelist" that opens up thousands of vetted local media advertising opportunities for national brands and companies during times of crises, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic generates heightened media consumption. "The LMC's Local News Advertising Whitelist is launching at a time when local…

Programmatic Viewability Rates Are Improving Worldwide, According to IAS Media Quality Report

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, released its Media Quality Report for H2 2019, providing transparency into the performance and quality of global digital media. The report found positive changes across many aspects of the ecosystem, including a rise in global viewability rates across all formats and environments in the second half of 2019. Desktop video viewability has continued to rise, reaching new heights at 74.1% compared to 68.6% in the same period a year prior. Meanwhile, mobile…

TechBytes with Travis O’Neil, SVP of Operations at GumGum

Tell us a bit about GumGum. We got our start and still derive the lion’s share of our business in the Digital Advertising industry, but GumGum is, more broadly, a technology company whose core competency is Machine Learning solutions that extract value from text, images, and videos. We currently have both a sports sponsorship valuation business rooted in Computer Vision logo recognition technology, and an advertising business serving contextual targeting and brand safety intelligence solutions along with an array of…

Fraudlogix Offers Free Ad Fraud Solution to Programmatic Businesses Affected by COVID-19

In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has committed to providing the Lite version of their ad fraud, viewability and brand safety service for free until Oct. 1, 2020 to all companies that may benefit In an effort to help alleviate some of the impact and uncertainty the Coronavirus COVID-19 is creating for their customers and for the programmatic community as a whole, Fraudlogix has…

Comscore Launches Brand Suitability Protections for Coronavirus Content

New contextual targeting filters give brands the tools to protect themselves from unwanted association with the global health crisis created by COVID-19 Comscore , a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced that it has launched an Epidemic brand safety segment aimed specifically at protecting brands from having their advertising appear in Coronavirus and epidemic-related content. This new protection gives advertisers the ability to fine-tune their brand safety…

TechBytes with Elena Podshuveit, CPO at Admixer

Tell us about your role/team you handle at Admixer. What inspired you to join Admixer Technologies? When we started in 2008, it was obvious that digital advertising would be booming for decades. Even though we got in the game a bit late (I wish we had started in 2000), Admixer has still grown a team of more than 200 employees. With 12 years in the industry, the people employed are highly experienced and motivated. I’m responsible for the SaaS product line for online advertising – our strategic business division is…

How Affiliate Marketing Is Shaping E-Commerce

Who does not like a recommendation when it comes to a purchase decision? And if that comes from a trusted source, it does help to sweeten the buy. At the core, Affiliate Marketing is the e-commerce version of product promotion through an online influencer/marketer and has helped many a brand to connect with audiences, who they would otherwise not reach. In the context of the brand’s digital strategy, the impact of affiliate marketing has led to a flourishing e-commerce sector especially in the Asia Pacific region – which…

Comscore and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting for Connected TV and Video Advertising

IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace now leverages Comscore's leading brand safety and contextual segments to deliver privacy-focused, relevant, and brand-safe video advertising Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform for broadcasters and publishers, announced that Comscore's brand safety and contextual categorization segments are now available for activation in IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace. This partnership…

MarTech Interview with Matt Gilbert, CEO at Pepperjam

"The demise of the third-party cookie will lead to brands increasingly focusing on methods to acquire and leverage first-party data." Journey into Tech  Hi Matt, as the greater industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your particular journey with Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Pepperjam? 20+ years into my love affair with Digital Marketing, and yes it is still a love affair, whatever small role I may have played in its evolution is…

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…

Peer39 Analysis Finds Brands Avoiding News Content Miss Out on Billions of High-value, Brand-suitable Ad Impressions Every Day

Brands Can Target Up to 32% of News Category With Assurances of Brand Safety Amid accelerated news cycles, consumers continue to increase their engagement with trusted news publications. With 94% of brands deploying blacklists to deal with brand safety, and some avoiding the category altogether, overcautious advertisers are likely missing out on targeting these highly-engaged consumers due to outdated fears of brand safety within News content. Analysis from Peer39, the leading provider of page-level intelligence, finds…

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…

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Contextual Targeting

The digital industry is facing threats to its status quo that are forcing all stakeholders to ask whether it deserved to be the status quo in the first place. New data policies are pushing companies to change the way they handle their users’ data. Those legal pressures – combined with the complexity of targeting and measuring across platforms like Mobile and OTT – are shaking the foundation of Digital Advertising. Premium publishers are standing up for user experience that encourages user loyalty over time, while brand…