Ad Tech and Martech
Integral Ad Science | October 19, 2023
Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a leading global media measurement and optimization platform, today announced a new Made for Advertising (MFA) AI-driven site detection and avoidance product. The company's MFA site technology aims to improve transparency into advertiser campaign quality, identify where spend is being allocated, and inform optimizations to minimize waste on MFA sites.
MFA sites are web pages featuring low quality content (e.g. spam sites, or ad farms) created solely to serve ads, and are optimized to perform well against traditional verification metrics, such as viewability. However, advertising spend on these sites does not drive meaningful outcomes, such as conversions or brand lift.
IAS's new product leverages AI to uncover MFA sites at scale, allowing advertisers to take back control of their media quality and cut down on wasted spend. During Alpha testing, IAS delivered comprehensive campaign analysis demonstrating superior MFA site identification for some of the world's largest advertisers and agencies.
IAS's product supports the Association of National Advertisers' (ANA) recent definition of MFA sites and incorporates characteristics such as ad-to-content ratio, ad refresh rate, and the source of the traffic coming to the site to classify a site as MFA. According to the ANA's Programmatic Media Supply Chain Transparency Study, 21% of all advertisement impressions measured were served on MFA sites.
Our MFA product was built to deliver unprecedented transparency to advertisers and provide them with the ability to both detect and avoid MFA sites in order to redirect their ad spend to publishers that drive a return, said Yannis Dosios, Chief Commercial Officer, Integral Ad Science. The industry faces a significant challenge in combating MFA sites. By leveraging AI, we have developed a scalable way to identify these low quality sources of inventory and improve overall campaign performance.
Advertisers and their agencies need confidence that the industry is converging on agreement about the specific websites that compose the MFA category. By training its model against Jounce Media's widely adopted list of MFA domains and incorporating signals from Sincera, IAS has developed the industry's first pressure tested solution for detecting and blocking MFA at scale.
"Advertisers should recognize that MFA websites can account for a significant portion of their overall campaign and should determine, independently, if MFA sites fit with their brand suitability standards for content and user experience. We applaud IAS for taking action after we released the findings from our programmatic transparency report and for supporting our definition of MFA," said Bill Duggan, ANA group executive vice president. "We have found that awareness of MFA sites among the ANA community of media professionals to be limited – which is surprising. We look forward to further developments from IAS around MFA site identification and ad spend optimization to help better educate and inform buyers."
The IAS MFA product completed alpha testing in early October 2023, and is available now as a beta measurement offering for select customers. General availability is expected to expand to all customers in early 2024.
About Integral Ad Science
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a leading global media measurement and optimization platform that delivers the industry's most actionable data to drive superior results for the world's largest advertisers, publishers, and media platforms. IAS's software provides comprehensive and enriched data that ensures ads are seen by real people in safe and suitable environments, while improving return on ad spend for advertisers and yield for publishers. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality. For more information, visit integralads.com.
EIN News | September 13, 2023
Alliant, the leading transaction-driven audience company, today announced the launch of a brand-new set of industry-leading audiences covering TV subscriber and viewership categories, paving the way for advertisers to deliver targeted advertising based on consumers’ streaming habits.
The launch includes more than 250 audiences modeled from subscription and viewership data in combination with real transactional, demographic, and lifestyle insights. Alongside Alliant’s existing offering of more than 2,000 audiences, advertisers now have access to a growing number of TV-specific audience solutions for use across major platforms in programmatic, addressable TV, social, direct mail, and email channels.
New categories within this launch include subscribers by service, audiences based on streaming subscription behavior such as loyalists and switchers, and known/deterministic TV viewership by genre, movies & shows, smart TV manufacturer, and more.
“Streaming TV has permanently altered consumer behavior and changed the media landscape, and advertisers are eager to find new forms of data that help them monetize the shift,” said Donna Hamilton, Chief Innovation Officer, Alliant. “Alliant is thrilled to expand upon our audiences to offer a more comprehensive set of TV viewership segments that can help advertisers navigate these new and emerging behaviors. By opening the door to subscriber and viewing habits, we can help brands align their products with certain content preferences, while also opening the door for the streaming services themselves to better reach their customers or lapsed subscribers.”
Alliant’s TV segments are available across all major data exchanges, TV Platforms and DSPs, including LiveRamp Data Store, Beeswax, Freewheel, Cadent, Madhive, and The Trade Desk and can be pushed to any MVPD, Programmer, or Broadcaster.
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Alliant is trusted by thousands of brands and agencies as an independent partner bringing a human element to modern data solutions. The Alliant DataHub — built on billions of consumer transactions, an expansive identity map, advanced data science and high-performance technology — enables marketers to execute omnichannel campaigns with responsive consumers at the center. Data security and privacy have been core values since day one, and we continually validate our people, processes, and data through meaningful certifications such as SOC2, IAB Tech Lab Data Transparency, NAI Membership, NQI certification from Neutronian, and quarterly quality scoring with Truthset.
Business Wire | September 14, 2023
Wurl, the leader in data-driven solutions for CTV, today released How to Turn CTV into a Performance Marketing Channel for Growth, a new report developed in partnership with leading marketing platform AppLovin (NASDAQ: APP). With CTV ad spending projected to reach over $25 billion in 2023, and more and more viewers moving away from traditional cable, the report highlights the significant role CTV advertising plays in reaching new audiences and driving revenue.
“CTV advertising is bringing the performance power of mobile user acquisition into the world of television, unlocking unprecedented ROI for streamers, content publishers, and mobile marketers alike,” said Katie Jansen, Chief Marketing Officer, AppLovin. “Whether operating in the dynamic world of mobile apps, or as a streaming app delivering engaging content, CTV is driving incremental and profitable growth for performance-minded marketers.”
Marketers can now leverage data-driven targeting and measurement, providing a clearer understanding of campaign outcomes. The report details how to:
Drive incrementalityby expanding reach to previously untapped audiences and acquiring net-new users and subscribers.
Keep the right viewers engaged, targeting promos individually across CTV, mobile, and desktop.
Drive deeper engagement through dual-screeningwhen users are engaging with their mobile phones while watching CTV, and searching for information about the product or service.
Measure and optimize with a full-funnel, cross-channel mindsetensuring a holistic understanding of CTV's role in driving down-funnel actions.
Inspire engagement with CTV adsthat leave a lasting impression and feature a clear call to action that motivates users to take the next step.
The report also features real-world case studies from apps that increased their install rates with AppDiscovery campaigns tapping into Wurl’s premium CTV supply. Picsart, the number two top-downloaded photography app, tripled its spend after achieving high install rates and tremendous scale, and popular credit building app Kikoff decreased its cost-per-engagement (CPE) by 27% and increased its install rate by 3X.
“We know that nearly half of viewers discover new content to watch through ads during other TV shows,” said Ron Gutman, Chief Executive Officer, Wurl. “With performance-driven advertising, streamers and publishers can leverage CTV as part of their marketing mix to attract high-value viewers, increase engagement, and, in turn, boost retention. All campaigns are 100% measurable through Wurl’s ContentDiscovery solution, allowing advertisers to effectively transform their marketing efforts from a cost center to a revenue driver with the ability to immediately see their ROAS and down-funnel metric performance.”
Learn more about Wurl and read the full report, How to Turn CTV into a Performance Marketing Channel for Growth, here.
Wurl leads the CTV industry in helping content publishers and streamers reach millions of viewers worldwide. The company's market-leading solutions enable publishers and streamers to maximize their revenues, grow their CTV viewership, and strengthen their brand value. Wurl is owned by AppLovin (NASDAQ: APP). For more information, visit www.wurl.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, X, Instagram, and Facebook.
AppLovin makes technologies that help businesses of every size connect to their ideal customers. The company provides end-to-end software and AI solutions for businesses to reach, monetize and grow their global audiences. For more information about AppLovin, visit: www.applovin.com.