Ad Serving

Newsweek Media Group Accused of Advertising Fraud
February 5, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Newsweek Media Group, the publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times, has allegedly been purchasing low-quality online traffic, a fraudulent move that helped the media company meet the requirements of a major ad buy from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with IBT, BuzzFeed reports, citing a new report released on Thursday by Social Puncher, an…

Media Pitch: Video Intelligence Uses Machine Learning to Up Video Content & Ad Revenue
February 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

While the near wholesale pivot to video made by some publishers in 2018  looks foolhardy in hindsight, there’s no question that video is increasing its share of attention on the web, especially on mobile. Publishers that want to up their video game often face the obstacle of scaling the production of video needed to grow…

We’re Already Seeing the Fallout From Apple’s War on Cookies
January 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm

The predictions are now a stark reality. With its Q3 earnings release in early November, Criteo confirmed what until then had been only speculation: Apple’s new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, rolled out with the latest version of its Safari browser in September, is taking a heavy toll on retargeters and industry players that rely on…

3 Ways Publishers Can Take Action Against Fraud
August 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Programmatic fraud steals money from publishers’ pockets every minute and if we’re being honest, no one’s really sure what to do about it. Spoofed inventory is one of fraud’s most pervasive formats. With this, impressions on exchanges look like they’re from legitimate publishers but actually represent fake, low-quality inventory. Google recently ran experiments to measure…

How Server-Side Header Bidding Can Elevate Your Programmatic Strategy
August 1, 2017 at 11:34 am

Like so much in the programmatic ecosystem, header bidding continues to evolve. Today publishers are beginning to explore server-side header bidding, which promises to reduce page latency while optimizing programmatic revenue. This post will discuss this new form of header bidding, how it differs from older programmatic methods, and how this approach might evolve in…

Could the B2B Media Exchange Be One Answer to Ad Fraud?
June 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Did you read Bo Sacks’ recent post on grappling with ad fraud? If you deal with programmatic advertising in any way, what do you think of Bo’s conclusion: “Maybe this whole conversation falls into an arena of total incompetence on an industrial scale. How else does an industry brag that we are down to only…

Press Release: MAZ Digital Taps SpotX to Power Advanced Ad Serving in OTT App Environments
April 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

DENVER, CO – April 19, 2017 – MAZ Digital has selected SpotX as its premier technology partner for video ad serving on their TVX platform, giving its network of broadcast and video publishing partners instant access to over-the-top (OTT) app monetization solutions. The New York-based media technology company, launched TVX to provide turnkey OTT app…

Google Inks Brand Safety Accord with ComScore to Provide Third-Party Measurement
April 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Amid a wave of undesirable headlines around brand safety following The Times’ ‘advertisers funding terrorism’ series of investigations, Google (which suffered major PR damage during the affair) has announced a deal with ComScore to provide provide independent verification that its inventory is brand safe. The deal was announced today (April 5) with the pair claiming…

Ad Targeting Alone Is Not Enough: Advertisers Need Appropriate Context
March 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm

The recent brouhaha surrounding Google’s inability to provide 100% assurance that brand advertisers won’t find their ads adjacent to objectionable content is just a dramatic manifestation of a long-simmering problem. As digital advertising moved out onto the Long Tail, advertisers traded some certainty about brand safety for lower ad prices. The problems accelerated as programmatic…