Traffic Authentication: The Most Nettlesome Issue in Ad Tech

Unless you have been living under a digital rock, the mounting outrage about fake impressions is quickening, commensurate with a deepening understanding of ad tech fraud among advertisers. Recently, Forrester confirmed advertisers' suspiscions in a study titled "The End of Advertising As We Know It." In it, the analyst firm argues the current backlash against major publishers and ad networks, including Google and Facebook, comes "as advertisers re-examine their digital spend and demand more transparency."This has been a long time coming, and what follows is clear: advertisers must confront the issue of fraud from all angles -- the buy side and the sell side. This must also include a clear-headed assessment of traffic verification services delivered by outside companies.An honest look at traffic verification practices reveals a deeply disturbing conflict of interest, in that their business model rests entirely on scoring as many impressions as possible as either "good" or "bad." In other words, these verification companies are incentivized to keep impression volumes up -- not to solve the underlying fraud issues, which would naturally reduce the number of impressions scored. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2017-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Tons of unnecessary ad calls going out’: Confessions of a beleaguered ad tech exec

A programmatic exec said publishers make too many ad calls and they don’t have a handle on their reputation with buyers or an understanding of which exchanges bring unique demand. The post ‘Tons of unnecessary ad calls going out’: Confessions of a beleaguered ad tech exec appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Ad-Tech Company Thinks Interactive Video Ads Can Bypass Blockers

With the rise of ad blocking and fraud concerns, publishers continue to get ads in front of consumers. One startup called Free All Media thinks it may have found a business model that works around those blockers by plugging content directly into publishers' sites. The Hopatcong, N.J.-based... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Black Lumascape Compiles All Black-Owned Ad-Tech Firms in a Continuously Updating Chart

As the founder and CEO of digital media investment bank Luma Partners LLC, Terence Kawaja is a problem solver by nature. But earlier this summer, as Kawaja watched his news feed, he found himself hearing about problems that left him at a loss. He read about the killing of George Floyd and police... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices

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[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-04-03 21:38:18 UTC ]
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The paltry price paid for Unruly rattles the consolidating ad tech market

The $19 million shelled out for the Unruly transaction represents a sharp haircut from the $90 million upfront cash price News Corp paid for the company a little over four years ago. The post The paltry price paid for Unruly rattles the consolidating ad tech market appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Nestlé Is Doubling Down on Ad Tech

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[ AdWeek | 2019-11-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple News strikes ad deal with Verizon and issues new guide for publishers

Apple is making changes to its news service, including a deal with Verizon to sell ads and new guidelines for publishers, as it tries to make the platform more accessible to marketers and media. On Thursday, Verizon Media won the right to sell ads for Apple News and Apple Stocks in Canada,... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Now trending in ad tech: 4 things digital marketers should get smart about

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-18 14:00:00 UTC ]
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How 'cookie matching' at Google caused an ad tech divide

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-09-09 16:35:44 UTC ]
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Investors Say Data Ambiguity Is Dampening Ad Tech’s Luster

As ad-tech outfits face a tighter and tighter squeeze from industry consolidation and impending regulations surrounding data privacy, investors are starting to take notice and funnel their dollars elsewhere. This was the sentiment heard across the stage at Adweek's NexTech Conference this week,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-07-26 18:48:49 UTC ]
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Uber’s Latest Lawsuit Calls Out Agencies, Advertisers and Now Ad Tech

Two years ago, Uber filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against its agency partner Fetch, accusing it of running fraudulent ads. Now it looks as if the ride-hailing giant is taking the legal battle further down the supply chain. According to court documents unsealed this week, the recently IPO'd... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-06-19 20:45:09 UTC ]
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Google unveils new digital ad formats, and Facebook issues a warning

Google is giving advertisers a ton of extra digital real estate, adding new promotional formats to online search, YouTube and its increasingly popular Discover service. Meanwhile, Facebook Inc. is close to rolling out a long-awaited privacy feature, but it issued a warning to advertisers... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-05-14 18:20:00 UTC ]
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Google unveils new digital ad formats, and Facebook issues a warning

Google is giving advertisers a ton of extra digital real estate, adding new promotional formats to online search, YouTube and its increasingly popular Discover service. Meanwhile, Facebook Inc. is close to rolling out a long-awaited privacy feature, but it issued a warning to advertisers... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Lack of Innovation Is Killing Ad Tech and Maybe Even the Open Web

Ad tech on the open web has become a disjointed chain of systems that is so fragmented that it prevents any single player from innovating at scale. The walled gardens of Google, Facebook and Amazon have left the rest of the ad-tech ecosystem behind. Take publishers, for example. The industry has... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TrustX, P&G and the ANA move to reduce so-called 'ad-tech tax'

TrustX is eliminating its 12.5 percent supply-side fee from within its platform following a three-month trial with Meredith, NBCUniversal, CBS Interactive and Magna Global, a move it hopes will have broader implications for the digital advertising ecosystem.The trade body, which represents 35... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Glamour's goodbye to print, DDB's big win and Facebook's ad issues: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayGlamour, long a mainstay in Cond... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook shutters ad tech services as it stumbles in quest to topple TV

Facebook's plans to topple TV advertising have come to a halt as it shut down key programs that delivered commercials to TV networks and publishers online.Ads are no longer being served to connected TV devices like smart TVs, Apple TV and Roku, the company confirmed. The reason, according to... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers

The policy requires advertisers to get certified to run ads that refer to an election or candidate, or advocate for big issues including abortion, civil rights and guns. The post Twitter tweaks Facebook with new issue ads policy that exempts publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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