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.
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PureCars | January 30, 2023
PureCars, the leading supplier of digital marketing technology and services for automobile dealers, announced the official introduction of streaming audio advertising services through Spotify. As a result of this strategic partnership, Spotify advertising is now part of PureCars' product portfolio, making it easier for its North American customers to access Spotify's engaged, young audience.
CEO at PureCars, Stephane Ferri, said, "Our collaboration with Spotify adds premier streaming audio advertising to our product suite." He added, "Based on the success of our pilot program, we're thrilled to expand the offering so dealers can leverage this highly effective channel in their advertising strategy. With 2023 set to bring a radical market shift versus the previous few years, we want to give dealers every advantage available in the market."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Streaming audio platforms such as Spotify have become an increasingly attractive advertising medium due to their vast reach. For example, Spotify has over 456 million users in more than 180 global markets. This amount of exposure and participation is a crucial reason why dealers should explore digital audio advertisements. In addition, a recent Sonic Science study from Spotify concluded that Spotify and digital audio are more engaging and immersive than digital video, social media, television, and radio due to digital audio's inherent personalization and interactivity. This is beneficial for listeners, marketers, designers, and publishers.
Streaming audio advertising with Spotify provides a compelling new approach to reaching prospective automobile purchasers, including those in the deliberation stage. Those who hear auto commercials on Spotify are 52% more likely to buy the advertised vehicle.
PureCars is a premier automotive software and managed services company serving dealerships, OEMs, and advertising associations across the retail automotive market in North America. Its unique mix of customer data management, innovative advertising solutions, digital merchandising, and market analytics offers dealers and partners best-in-class efficiency- and profitability-enhancing solutions. The company is a registered digital supplier for 16 U.S. original equipment manufacturers and one in Canada, which is compatible with over 40 brands and serves 65 of the top 100 dealer groups in North America
Roku | February 13, 2023
Roku, the leading TV streaming platform in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and DoorDash, the leading local commerce platform, have announced a multi-year agreement to enhance the TV viewing experience and provide users with new ways to reach their favorite restaurants and more.
The partnership includes the following:
Complimentary DashPass: New and current Roku account members with a streaming or smart home device may get six months of DashPass for free. DoorDash's membership program provides customers with free delivery on purchases from thousands of restaurants, grocery shops, convenience stores, and retail outlets around the country.
Shoppable Ad Offers: DoorDash will be the sole marketplace ad solution partner for DoorDash U.S. restaurants and supermarkets that purchase interactive shoppable advertisements on Roku during the first year of the agreement. This first-of-its-kind relationship enables DoorDash merchants to include unique click-to-order offers in their Roku advertisements. In addition, restaurant marketers may now collaborate with DoorDash and Roku to attribute, target, and measure TV streaming advertisements on Roku.
DoorDash merchant partners may advertise on Roku directly. The consumer interacts with the TV ad offer, receives the promotion through SMS/email, and is sent immediately to the retailer inside the DoorDash app to redeem. With this connection, companies can simply assess and manage ROI from start to finish. Wendy's®, a longtime DoorDash partner, is doubling down on digital acceleration as a key strategy and teaming up with DoorDash and Roku to pioneer this new experience, providing freshly produced food to fans with even more ease. Roku subscribers who watch Wendy's ads will get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more at Wendy's.
Roku introduced streaming to the TV. It connects people to the streaming content they like, empowers content producers to create and monetize massive audiences, and provides advertising with exceptional options to engage consumers. Roku streaming players and TV-related audio devices are accessible in various countries and the United States through direct retail sales and licensing agreements with service providers. Roku TVTM versions are available in the United States and other markets through licensing agreements with TV OEM companies. In addition, Roku Smart Home items such as cameras, video doorbells, lights, plugs, and more are available in the United States. Roku's headquarters are in San Jose, California, USA.