Viewability

Press Release: MPA Launches Industry-Wide Advertising Campaign Emphasizing Credibility & Trust
October 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

NEW YORK, NY (October 3, 2017) – MPA – The Association of Magazine Media today announced that 123 magazine brands from 30 of its member companies have joined forces in an industry-wide advertising campaign to share the message that magazine media delivers the most credible, trusted, engaging content over any other form of media. Starting…

The Coming Advertising Tsunami of 2018, Pt. 1
September 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Check out Part 2 of this series to learn how publishers can adapt to changes in E.U. data regulations, Google ad filtering, and improve viewability. Are B2B publishers about to get slammed by internet forces beyond our control? If you follow the breadcrumbs of recent news reports and announcements, it looks like there is a…

33 Major Publishers Are Promising Advertisers a New Level of Safety and Transparency
June 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

The Google-Facebook duopoly has proved to be less than perfect. Google’s video platform, YouTube, has struggled to provide brand safety, and Facebook is still recovering—PR-wise, at least—from its late 2016 measurement woes. TrustX, a programmatic platform announced last September that includes 33 publishers, is looking to capitalize on whatever concerns brand advertisers have with the duopoly. (And, to…

Grappling With Ad Fraud And Its Nuances
June 9, 2017 at 11:17 am

Charles Dickens once penned the now famous line, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  I am going to counter that with a quote from Art Buchwald, "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." I bring this up while trying…

ACT 7 Conference Report: The Truth About Digital Advertising Lies
May 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine, held his annual ACT 7 conference at the University of Mississippi in late April. The program was a good round up of what is going on in publishing, what our hopes and fears, challenges and opportunities are, and what the most forward-looking publishers, large and small, are doing to create…

The Ad Fraud Issue May Be Twice As Big As First Thought — Advertisers Stand to Lose $16.4 Billion
March 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

The global online ad fraud problem could be costing advertisers more than twice as much as first estimated, according to new research released on Tuesday. A study commissioned by WPP ad agencies The&Partnership and conducted by ad verification company Adloox estimates advertisers could be wasting $16.4 billion to fraudulent traffic and clicks manufactured by bots…

P&G Tells Digital to Clean Up, Lays Down New Rules for Agencies & Ad Tech to Get Paid
January 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Procter & Gamble Co., the nation's and world's biggest advertiser, is laying down the law for digital media players and agencies in a five-point program that will take effect this year as outlined by Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard on Sunday evening at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's Annual Leadership Meeting in Hollywood, Fla. "The days…

Publishers Need a Better Way to Measure Ad Viewability
January 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm

When you take Statistics 101, one of the first things you learn is that some variables are “categorical,” some are “ordinal,” and some are “interval.” Categorical variables are the ones that don’t have any inherent arithmetic dimension to them (e.g. male/female, Democrat/Republican). Ordinal variables are those that do have a more/less arithmetic dimension, but where…