Escalated.io Launches Anti-Malvertising Service to Block Malicious Ads immediately

Escalated.io | July 27, 2020

Escalated.io (https://escalated.io/anti-malvertising.html) recently announced the launch of its latest subscription-based software solution intended to stop malicious online ads (malvertising). Malvertising is an insidious practice that delivers damaging digital payloads to end users, and has long been a problem for any company that touches advertising such as publishers, DSPs, SSPs, networks, and exchanges. Malvertising can result in reputation damage, rob companies of revenue-generating opportunities, sever the user experience, and taints the overall client-company relationship. The new anti-malvertising solution from Escalated is available now, and comes with a no obligation, seven-day free trial. "Malvertising is an absolutely massive problem felt by every player in ad tech at this point," said Kyle Smith, Escalated CEO. "It's extremely damaging to companies, and is notoriously difficult to detect and fight. These attacks are usually targeted by geo, device, browser, or app; and often limited to an obscure time slot, predetermined by the malvertiser. The attacks are perfectly camouflaged because malvertisers pretend to be real advertisers, and they know exactly what they're doing. But so do we. Escalated's technology works post-auction, which means that the ad will render, and payment is collected from the malvertiser. However, the attack-ad is ultimately blocked. Our software keeps companies safe, without removing their ad revenue." Escalated provides a single-pixel solution that blocks malicious ads as they happen, while offering transparent reporting that pinpoints and identifies the culprit. Companies can collect ad payments while simultaneously denying bad actors the opportunity to steal revenue – all with the deployment of one simple pixel. The software protection is perfect for publishers, DSPs, SSPs, ad networks, ad servers, exchanges, and trading desks.

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PR professionals today must successfully navigate a sea of social media. But the social media universe is broader, more complex, and quicker to change than mainstream media. There are more than a hundred million blogs – and millions more users of social media networking sites, podcasts, video sharing sites, RSS feeds, traditional bulletin boards, Twitter groups, wikis, and countless other modes of interaction. In total, represent an exciting, transformative grassroots revolution in communication.

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PR professionals today must successfully navigate a sea of social media. But the social media universe is broader, more complex, and quicker to change than mainstream media. There are more than a hundred million blogs – and millions more users of social media networking sites, podcasts, video sharing sites, RSS feeds, traditional bulletin boards, Twitter groups, wikis, and countless other modes of interaction. In total, represent an exciting, transformative grassroots revolution in communication.

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Yieldmo and IRIS.TV Announce Smart Data Partnership to Drive Superior Advertising Outcomes

Yieldmo, IRIS.TV | November 10, 2022

Yieldmo, the smart advertising exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers, today announced an agreement to collaborate with IRIS.TV, the only data platform built for video, increasing publisher and buyer adoption of contextually enriched CTV. This partnership offering includes omnichannel contextual curation to buyers across CTV, OLV, and display advertising from leading independent data companies. “This partnership is an important next step in demonstrating the way contextual and brand safety tools can overlap to enhance the media buying experience on CTV,” commented Jeremy Steinberg, Chief Revenue Officer & GM, Exchange, Yieldmo. “For years, Yieldmo has been building its ability to use combinations of smart signals and behaviors to predict an outcome, and then optimize the campaign toward the inventory that meets those outcomes. We’re excited to bring these same smart capabilities to new environments like CTV and beyond.” This partnership – due to launch early next year – will introduce Yieldmo’s Smart Signals and Smart Data Curation to CTV and omnichannel video efficient and effective deal-based packaging. The partnership will also support curation via IRIS.TV data partners, such as Oracle Advertising, Kerv, Pixability, and more, enabling contextual and brand safety targeting options from leading independent CTV data companies. By combining these options with Yieldmo’s unique data and format capabilities, advertisers will be able to drive better outcomes from their campaigns. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “Yieldmo’s AI capabilities and contextual data reveal high-value and high-performing inventory to advertisers. IRIS.TV ingests and normalizes video-level content data by assigning each video with an anonymized IRIS_ID, which acts as a content identifier for videos that supports various planning, targeting, verification, and measurement use cases,“ said Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV. “We are excited to partner with Yieldmo to integrate our technology in their smart exchange.” About Yieldmo Yieldmo is an advertising technology company that operates a smart exchange that differentiates and enhances the value of ad inventory for buyers and sellers. As a leader in contextual analytics, real time technology, and digital formats, we create, measure, model, and optimize campaigns for unmatched scale and performance. By understanding how each unique impression behaves and looking for patterns and performance in real time, we can drive real performance gains without relying on audience data. Visit www.yieldmo.com to learn more. About IRIS.TV IRIS.TV is the only data platform built for video. We provide video data connectivity to enable better viewing experiences and advertising outcomes. For CTV and online video, we structure, connect, and activate the world’s video-level data. Since 2013, we’ve enabled our partners to build scalable solutions on top of our platform for video-level contextual and brand-safe ad targeting, verification, planning, measurement, and video recommendations. For more information, visit www.iris.tv.

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SGG Media Launches Crowd Funding Round on StartEngine.com

SGG Media, StartEngine.com | September 02, 2022

SGG Media - A Division of Sports Gambling Guides, Inc., the up-and-coming sports advertising agency, is continuing its plans to turn the advertising world on its head by opening up a $5 million round of private funding on leading US investment platform, StartEngine.com via the SGG Media portal: https://www.startengine.com/sports-gambling-guides Like so many things the company has done during its short but meteoric rise to prominence over the past few years, turning to one of America’s largest crowd funding sites to generate further investment in SGG Media is something of an industry first. It will give private investors the unique opportunity to buy into a sports gambling-related business from just $250 while helping SGG Media continue to grow. With StartEngine.com having already helped other start-up businesses raise $50 million in private funding, SGG Media is confident of launching their $5 million offering on the platform – with this amount further complimenting the $3.25 million the group has already funded in the past 15 months. The fact that SGG Media has ripped up the traditional funding playbook and made investment in the company possible for private individuals online should perhaps not come as a huge surprise to anyone in the sports marketing industry – after all, this is a young company that has always done things differently. Having recognized the cost-prohibitive and largely unquantifiable nature of conventional TV, print and radio advertising, SGG Media set out on a mission to disrupt the sports affiliate marketing space by instead harnessing the power of social media to reach a whole new audience of modern sports fans. From this simple but pioneering starting position, SGG Media has gone on to amass a vast network of over 1,300 “micro-sports influencers” – knowledgeable and engaged content creators who can deliver laser-focused messaging and promotions to a combined audience of 25 million avid sports fans. The group has since partnered with some of the largest companies in the sports betting and daily fantasy sports industries, with these organizations all recognizing the importance of connecting with a new breed of fan that’s consuming sports info via Twitter, Instagram, and other forms of social media. Troy Paul, Co-Founder and President of SGG Media, said: “We’re very excited to be taking investment in SGG Media online on the hugely successful crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.com. It’s perhaps the first opportunity for private investors to show support for a sports gambling-related company. Troy Paul, Co-Founder and President of SGG Media, said: “We’re very excited to be taking investment in SGG Media online on the hugely successful crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.com. It’s perhaps the first opportunity for private investors to show support for a sports gambling-related company. “To put it plainly, if you believe in the future of online sports gambling and the future of social media advertising, this is a great opportunity to get involved with our company from as little as $250. We strongly believe the crowdfunding round will prove to be another major success for SGG Media and will enable the group to continue its trailblazing work at the cross section of sports and social media.”

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IAB Partners With Deakin University To Launch Digital Advertising Microcredential Courses

IAB Australia | October 11, 2022

IAB Australia has partnered with Deakin University to deliver a series of co-designed microcredentials for people with a digital advertising career looking to upskill or those looking to change roles. The first course, Programmatic Advertising and Trading, will be open for enrolments from 10th October and the course will commence 31st October. The second course, Ad Operations will launch in February and expressions of interest are now open. The accredited postgraduate stackable short courses have been designed specifically to address the greatest market needs as identified in the recent IAB Talent Industry Review and will offer 75 hours of self-paced learning that can be completed in as little as six weeks or as long as six months. Each microcredential course will provide a mix of deep theoretical understanding from Deakin University with solid hands-on vocational skills and best practice from the IAB. Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia said: “It is no secret that the digital advertising industry has a current talent shortage as well as an ongoing need to train people for a market that is experiencing rapid growth and constantly evolving." Gai Le Roy, CEO of IAB Australia said: “It is no secret that the digital advertising industry has a current talent shortage as well as an ongoing need to train people for a market that is experiencing rapid growth and constantly evolving. Having university level courses that provide a strong understanding of the principles of digital advertising and marketing together with the latest industry skills will ensure that our talent pool grows and deepens its capabilities. We see these qualifications as becoming embedded in the hiring and promotion processes of media and ad tech organisations.” Following a wide market review, IAB selected Deakin University as its partner in this new initiative due its extensive experience and strength in online learning. The courses have been developed with input from the IAB, a wide range of industry experts along with academic oversight and world class learning design from Deakin University. Wendy Palmer, Director, Global Studio, Stackable Learning Project, of Deakin University said “The partnership with IAB leverages Deakin’s expertise as an innovative provider of stackable short course offering microcredentials that address the increasing needs of individuals and sectors to upskill and reskill. Disruption across many sectors such as digital advertising has brought about the need for quality learning that is flexible and affordable and delivers the skills for current roles as well as gain credit towards longer-term career and study goals.” The Programmatic Advertising micro-credential is for digital marketing, advertising, and trading professionals involved in or looking to transition to programmatic advertising and trading. Learners will explore how to evaluate the depth and breadth of the programmatic ecosystem; use data and analytics for digital media strategy and campaign; activate the solution(s) using the appropriate DSP; apply effective measurements to evaluate solutions; respond to a client brief and provide recommendations to a client. The Ad Operations microcredential course is targeted at publishers, media owners and businesses that sell digital media managed by ad operations teams through campaign managers, ad operations execs and programmatic specialists. About the Interactive Advertising Bureau As an independent industry association with more than 170 members in Australia spanning media owners, publishers, technology companies, agencies, and advertisers, IAB works to align industry stakeholders to develop solutions for the issues faced by the market and develop standards that are integral to the operation of digital advertising. IAB Australia also works closely with other industry associations including MFA and AANA to help shape the rules of play around measurement, Australian Digital Ad Practices, mentorship, global tech and policy work, Tech Lab standards, standardising terminology and supporting the broad media and marketing community. About Deakin University Deakin University is an educational leader – a status confirmed by national rankings for good teaching, skills development, graduate qualities, and student satisfaction. The University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (Shanghai Rankings) and is among the top 50 young universities in the world (QS). Deakin degrees are world class and are on an impressive upward trajectory in global rankings. The University is ranked in the Top 1% worldwide for business and management studies (QS Rankings by Subject 2022) and computer science (Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2022). Deakin continues to innovate by reshaping its approach to courses, learning, and teaching and enhancing the experience of its students. Deakin’s interactive learning platform brings the classroom to you using innovative technology, backed by Australia’s top-rated tech support (Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey).

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