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IAB Tech Lab Releases for Comment Common Ad Transport Standard (CATS) for Direct Buying and Selling of Digital Media

CATS Specification Complements OpenRTB, Standardizing Ad Requests for Direct Media Transactions In Public Comment until April 24 IAB Tech Lab released CATS (Common Ad Transport Standard) for public comment for a 30-day period until April 24. Designed to complement OpenRTB (Real-Time Bidding), CATS is a new standard to execute ad requests in non-biddable ad transactions, and aims to: Standardize server-to-server communications Solve for limitations in payload size in HTTP GET macro-based implementations, which…

IAB and IAB Tech Lab Create Vital New Role: Angelina Eng Joins as First-Ever VP of Measurement and Attribution

Experienced Agency Executive to Oversee Global Standards and Best Practices for Digital Marketing IAB and its sister organization IAB Tech Lab (Tech Lab), the digital media and marketing industry’s global nonprofit research, development, and standard-setting consortium, announced the appointment of advertising industry veteran Angelina Eng as Vice President of Measurement and Attribution. Eng, who has held senior positions at Morgan Stanley, Merkle, and Dentsu Aegis, is one of the first leaders at any major media and…

Beyond the Data Label: The Next Phase of Data Assessment

Data-driven Marketing is based on the idea that data provides marketers with a much clearer understanding of their consumer segments and thus, more efficient advertising when reaching these segments. While this remains the central concept, difficulties abound, including the fact that data sellers aren’t always aligned with marketer goals, and marketers aren’t always sure about what they’re buying. This past summer, the IAB Tech Lab launched a much-needed transparency initiative in the form of its Data Transparency…

Veritone Expands Content Classification Capabilities to Power Contextual Advertising at Scale for Podcasts

Veritone aiWARE Now Produces IAB Tech Lab Content Taxonomy-Compliant Metadata Output Veritone Inc., the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, announced the expansion of its content classification capabilities to support IAB Tech Lab Content Taxonomy-compliant metadata output via aiWARE APIs. The new offering will enable podcast distribution platforms to programmatically transcribe and tag audio streams with topical, descriptive, and time-correlated keyword metadata prior to…

Thinking Back and Looking Ahead at the Programmatic Ecosystem – Brand Safety is No Longer a Pipe Dream

Back in 2017, the programmatic marketplace was tainted by multiple controversies—all surrounding concerns around brand safety and the legitimacy of content where ads were being placed. Most notably, brands began pulling ads from YouTube due to instances where advertisements were being programmatically placed alongside various forms of controversial content (from extremist propaganda to hate videos and more). Google was quick to respond with more than just an apology—mapping out a plan for how they would continue to…

Centro Enforces App-Ads.txt to Automatically Target App Ads from Authorized and Validated Sellers

Centro’s Basis Prevents Buying from Fraudulent and Questionable Ad Sellers Representing Mobile Applications Centro, a global provider of advertising technology, announced the enforcement of app-ads.txt in Centro’s programmatic ad platform, Basis. Basis now automatically targets app ads from authorized and validated sellers. This prevents advertisers from buying ads from fraudulent and questionable sellers representing mobile applications. The IAB Tech Lab created the app-ads.txt standard for publishers to list and authorize…

How Sellers.json and OpenRTB Supply Chain Object Reinforces DSPs/Buy Side Confidence in Programmatic Advertising

What is Sellers.json and OpenRTB Supply Chain Object? IAB Tech Lab has come up with a new initiative to combat ad fraud in the digital supply chain. This new initiative comes as a package of two tools - Sellers.json and OpenRTB Supply Chain Object. The ads.txt initiative, which has seen rapid adoption in the last one year has helped to identify all direct sellers, a publisher has authorized to sell its inventory, however, it lacks transparency when multiple sellers – SSPs/Exchanges/Resellers are involved in selling the same…

MGID Adds Sellers.json and Support for OpenRTB SupplyChain Object to Drive Increased Trust and Transparency

MGID becomes one of the first platforms to adopt the new IAB Tech Lab solutions to provide greater confidence in its offering MGID, the global pioneer in native advertising, has announced it is starting work to become one of the first ad tech companies to start posting the sellers.json file on its supply platform domains, and will support the OpenRTB SupplyChain object, to give buyers a better understanding of the inventory they are bidding on. Released by the IAB Tech Lab in April 2019 for public comment, sellers.json…

SpotX Integrates IAB Tech Lab’s Open Measurement SDK

SpotX Clients Can Now Easily Access Third-Party Viewability and Verification for In-App Mobile Ads SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, announced the certification for and support of the IAB Tech Lab's Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK). The new integration helps facilitate third-party viewability and verification measurement for ads served to mobile app environments without using multiple measurement provider SDKs. As content consumption on mobile continues to increase…

Why Sellers.json is a Major Leap Forward in Transparent Programmatic Advertising

On April 11, IAB Tech Lab released both sellers.json and the OpenRTB SupplyChain object for initial public comment about Programmatic Advertising. Once these are finalized and live - likely some time in June - they will be a major step forward in the programmatic industry. Alongside the recent live release of app-ads.txt, IAB Tech Lab is making a significant push to dramatically increase transparency and oversight throughout the mobile in-app ecosystem. How Sellers.json and the OpenRTB SupplyChain Object Work Together for…

Media.net Donates Code To IAB Tech Lab To Promote Open Transparent Marketplaces

 Code Donation Made at IAB Tech Lab Innovation Day: Transparency and a Secure Supply Chain Media.net, a contextual advertising company emerging as a leader in programmatic, made a donation of code to the IAB Tech Lab to further the IAB Tech Lab’s efforts to promote transparency and security in tech supply chains.  The donation was announced at the May 6th IAB Tech Lab Innovation Day: Transparency and a Secure Programmatic Supply Chain. “Safety and Transparency are two core principles of the Media.net Marketplace,” said…

IAB Europe Launches Public Comment for its GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework Version 2.0

New Technical Specifications from IAB Tech Lab Released Alongside New Policies IAB Europe, the leading European-level industry association for the digital advertising ecosystem, in partnership with IAB Tech Lab, announced it is making the Policies and Technical Specifications for v2.0 of the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF v2.0) available for public comment.  The public comment period will last 30 days, until 25th May 2019. The first iteration of the TCF was launched exactly one year ago, on 25th April 2018,…

TechBytes with Gil Sommer, VP of Product, Connatix

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Connatix. I am the VP of Product at Connatix. My team is responsible for creating and prioritizing a roadmap for various product lines, including our Online Video Platform, experiential video formats and in-house revenue engine. How much has the Mobile Advertising landscape evolved in the last two years? There have been many advances in Mobile Advertising in the last two years. From a marketer’s standpoint, mobile video has become a much larger focus. Many…

IAB Tech Lab Releases VAST 4.1 for Public Comment

Critical Updates in VAST 4.1, the Digital Video Ad Serving Template, Include Support for Improved Ad Verification, Ad Creative Measurement, and Server-Side Ad Insertion & Integration of Audio Advertising The IAB Technology Laboratory released VAST 4.1 for public comment, featuring significant advancements to the digital video ad serving template. Improved verification will allow for support within non-VPAID (Video Player-Ad Interface Definition) architecture, while also permitting VAST 4.1 to align with the Open…

Brand Safety Remains Top Advertising Concern as Incidents Rise 25 Percent: DoubleVerify Report

DoubleVerify Reports Latest Global Trends in Digital Media Quality DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of digital media measurement software, released its 2018 Global Insights Report providing a market-by-market benchmark of the challenges faced by global marketers and an outlook on the current and future state of media quality on the internet. The new 2018 data indicates that brand safety violations have risen by 25 percent in the last year – as the surge in fake news and unsubstantiated content has…

Rakuten Marketing Launches New Consent Management Platform

Offering an Integrated Solution, Along with Unique Insights and Consultative Partnerships, Rakuten Marketing Delivers the Tools That Marketers Need to Increase Efficiency, Productivity and Performance Rakuten Marketing, a leading technology company that enables brands to increase sales through data-driven performance marketing, launched a new consent management platform (CMP) for brands, advertisers and publishers, compliant with the IAB Europe / Tech Lab Transparency and Consent Framework and developed to-date within a…

Smaato Assists IAB to Create the Global In-App GDPR Transparency & Consent Solution for the Mobile Advertising Industry

Public Consultation Running Until Early June to Add New Implementation Scenario to Framework, Help Companies Meet GDPR Requirements on Disclosure, Legal Bases Smaato, the leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers, has announced in parallel with the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab the release of an in-app consent solution to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework was…

IAB Tech Lab Launches Ads.txt Aggregator as Part of Ongoing Effort to Combat Ad Fraud

New Tool Provides Comprehensive Resource to Confirm Authorized Ad Sellers The IAB Technology Laboratory recently released ads.txt aggregator – a critical tool to support its ads.txt anti-fraud initiative. This service provides daily updates on publishers’ approved ad sellers, making it easier for marketers, agencies, and platforms to eliminate fraudulent inventory sources, and fight against domain misrepresentation. Ads.txt (Authorized Digital Sellers), which launched in May 2017, allows publishers to list their…

DoubleVerify Adopts New IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement SDK

Expands impact of DV Mobile In-App Measurement Solutions DoubleVerify (DV), the leading independent provider of digital media measurement software and analytics, announced that the company has incorporated the new IAB Tech Lab open measurement software development kit (OM SDK) as an important enhancement to DV's mobile measurement solution. Combining DV's certified MRAID Viewability solution with the OM SDK, will enable DV to provide the broadest coverage in measuring the quality of mobile in-app advertising in the…

comScore Enables Ad Verification Measurement via IAB Tech Lab OM SDK

The OM SDK Works in Tandem With the Existing ComScore SDK comScore announced that with the launch of the IAB Tech Lab Open Measurement Software Development Kit (OM SDK), comScore will enable its ad verification measurement for campaigns delivered on mobile applications leveraging the industry SDK. This launch and comScore's involvement paves the way for increased ad verification measurement on mobile, helping media buyers and sellers access consistent metrics across all platforms to ensure campaigns have an opportunity to…