MOBILE ADVERTISING, PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING
Start.io and Pixalate | January 10, 2023
Start.io, a leading mobile marketing and audience platform, has implemented Pixalate's Analytics and MRT (Measurement Rating Council) solutions to prevent digital ad fraud specifically in mobile app environments.
Start.io already provides multiple layers of protection against ad fraud, and it is seeking to expand its fraud detection capabilities by partnering with Pixalate, an MRC accredited vendor. Pixalate will help Start.io by auditing served and viewable in-app ad impressions across display and video, and also by providing sophisticated invalid traffic detection and filtration.
This partnership aims to ensure that all inventory on the Start.io platform is legitimate. Start.io's CRO states that their top priority is protecting their clients against ad fraud and that this partnership is another step toward 100% accountability.
"Fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the ad industry going into 2023," said Ronnie Mellow, Vice President of Operations at Pixalate. "Pixalate is one of the leading accredited platforms that offers a white box IVT analytics dashboard to our partners surfacing detailed metrics and dimensions to hone in on IVT sources, giving our clients industry-leading risk management and dispute resolution insights. We commend Start.io for its dedication to fighting ad fraud."
Pixalate's VP of Operations states that fraud is one of the biggest challenges facing the ad industry going into 2023, and that Pixalate is a leading accredited platform that offers insights on IVT (invalid traffic) sources, giving the clients industry-leading risk management and dispute resolution insights.
Start.io is a mobile marketing and audience platform that is reinventing mobile marketing through the largest independent app distribution network. The direct integration of Start.io with over 500K monthly active apps provides unprecedented access to global first-party data, which can be used to understand and predict behaviors, identify new opportunities, and fuel growth.
Pixalate is the market-leading fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics platform for connected television (CTV) and mobile advertising. Pixalate works around the clock to protect your reputation and increase your media value by providing the only system of coordinated solutions across display, app, video, and CTV for better ad fraud detection and elimination. Pixalate is an MRC-accredited service that detects and filters sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) on desktop and mobile web, mobile in-app, and CTV advertising.
DoubleVerify | February 07, 2023
DoubleVerify (DV), one of the prominent software platforms for digital media solutions, has recently detected a large-scale ad impression fraud scheme targeted to audio traffic inventory called "BeatSting". After DV’s Fraud Lab recognized the fraud family in 2019, it has stolen about 20 million dollars from advertisers, and the BeatSting platform has about one million dollars per month share in it.
BeatString has been a part of server-side ad insertion (SSAI) fraud schemes, targeting connected TV (CTV) inventory since 2019. The fraudsters first spoof residential IP addresses and audio applications and set up a fake SSAI server, making false audio ad requests to attract advertisers. Then, if an advertiser from the legitimate audio channels bids on this accretive inventory and makes a profit, the money goes to them instead of the audio tracks.
Although the DV Fraud Lab had already reported fraudulent attacks in 2021, the activity continued into the following year, generating fake audio traffic on audio platforms on a much larger scale. With dedicated data scientists, analysts, and mathematicians, DV's Fraud Lab detects and analyses digital ad frauds and their latest fraud schemes. It isolates the fraud applications, websites, and devices and secures DV clients in real time through continuous analysis, research, and scenario management.
Chief Executive Officer at DoubleVerify, Mark Zagorski, said, "Fraud always follows the money, and increasingly, that money is flowing to digital audio, a rapidly emerging channel where digital advertising standards are still evolving." He added, "CTV continues to experience this phenomenon, and, increasingly, audio is quietly becoming a new channel of interest and attack."
(Source – Business Wire)
DoubleVerify (DV), an advertising service, provides digital media analytics and measurement solutions to make digital advertising systems, brands and agencies, marketplaces, and publishers more secure and preserve fair value exchange between digital media sellers and buyers. Many Fortune 500 advertisers rely on DV for unbiased data analysis, high-quality campaigns, and global advertising return on investment (ROI). It specializes in ad prominence, viewability, impression quality solutions for brand marketers, impression delivery, brand safety and fraud protection, and accountability and transparency for digital media.
Business Wire | March 24, 2023
System1, Inc. (NYSE: SST), an omnichannel customer acquisition marketing platform, announced today that it has been named Microsoft Advertising’s 2023 Supply Partner of the Year Americas for the second year in a row.
The highly coveted award is given to the supply partner who has shown excellence in partnership with Microsoft Advertising across the board. System1 has a longstanding relationship with Microsoft spanning over 8 years, and in 2022 worked closely with the Microsoft Bing team to implement telemetry across our network to help pave the way for future feature adoption as Microsoft continues to innovate.
“Winning the supply partner of the year award two years in a row is a validation of our team's commitment to excellence, innovation, and delivering exceptional value to our customers. We couldn't do this without the collaboration of our Microsoft partnership,” said Kerstin Gibson, Senior Vice President Strategic Partnerships, System1.
“Microsoft Advertising is delighted to show our appreciation and acknowledge System1’s deserved win with the Supply Partner of the Year, Americas award. The caliber of nominations this year was the best we have ever seen, and this makes our winners’ achievements all the more significant,” added Katherine Eills, Global Partner and Awards Lead, Microsoft Advertising.
About System1, Inc.
System1 combines best-in-class technology & data science to operate its advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP). System1’s RAMP is omnichannel and omnivertical, and built for a privacy-centric world. RAMP enables the building of powerful brands across multiple consumer verticals, the development & growth of a suite of privacy-focused products, and the delivery of high-intent customers to advertising partners. For more information, visit www.system1.com.