Why Google’s decision to withhold programmatic data is pushing

digiday | March 23, 2020

Why Google’s decision to withhold programmatic data is pushing
As advertisers search for more transparency into their programmatic buys, they’re demanding more data from ad tech vendors. One holdout in those negotiations is Google. The search giant’s dominance in advertising technology has long given advertisers a cause for concern. Now, some of those advertisers are using their influence over other ad tech vendors to mitigate the risk. The head of display at a U.S. based retailer recently decided they would not buy ads from the world’s largest online ad marketplace, known in the industry as Google Ad Exchange, for a key campaign. They wanted granular log-level data about the programmatic bids they won and lost over the key festive period last year but Google said no. Instead, the advertiser spent its media dollars with six other ad exchanges that were willing to share some of that data, as well as offer certain discounts.

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ALM's ThinkAdvisor Introduces New Reader Experience With Design And Advertising Innovations

ALM | February 23, 2021

ALM's ThinkAdvisor, the leading online media brand serving the financial advisory community, has introduced a new website design, an enhanced editorial strategy and advertising innovations that will improve reader experience and drive audience and partner engagement. ThinkAdvisor's (www.thinkadvisor.com) innovations include: • A fresh and clean design, new color palette and vibrant graphics that deliver maximum impact and viewability along with a new content framework that provides better navigation of information. • A refreshed editorial beat structure that provides analysis about the most important issues of the day, with distilled takeaways at the top of each story. • A new advertising approach in which ads are better integrated around content, improving the reader experience and allowing better viewability of partner messages. "Together, these design, editorial and advertising innovations greatly improve reader experience and provide better results for our partners," said Adam Dunn, VP Financial Markets for ALM. Dunn said that many of the editorial innovations had started to be implemented over the past quarter and have already resulted in significant growth in reader engagement and site traffic. "This is where advanced web design and advertising product development is going and we're very excited to lead the financial advisory industry with these initiatives," Dunn said. About ALM ALM, an information and intelligence company, provides customers with critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events to successfully manage the business of business. ALM serves a community of more than 6 million business professionals in the legal, finance, insurance and commercial real estate industries. Please visit www.alm.com for more information. About ThinkAdvisor ThinkAdvisor (www.thinkadvisor.com), with 1.2 million average monthly pageviews and 587,000 newsletter subscribers, and Investment Advisor Magazine with 50,000 qualified subscribers, produces the premier news, analysis and resources that the community of professional financial advice-givers needs to serve clients, stay compliant and maximize growth.

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Prosegur Security Introduces the World's First EAS System with an Integrated Ad Platform

Prosegur Security | December 16, 2021

Prosegur Security, a global leader in security technology, has launched EVO, the world's first EAS system with an integrated ad platform that can pay for itself through advertising revenue while also providing retailers with valuable data on in-store traffic. The EVO system features monitors that play retailer-approved ads at store entrances, managed remotely by Prosegur and its technology partner INEO. "Silicon Valley and even major online retailers have created major revenue generation platforms through advertising. EAS is strategically placed in one of the most important locations inside the physical store where consumers can be influenced to buy more," said Tony D'Onofrio, CEO of Prosegur's global retail business unit. "It is time for EAS to evolve into a powerful AI cloud-supported advertising platform with increased security and operational features. The EVO system's large monitors can play a welcome message, information on mask-wearing and social distancing, store's current specials and more. Best of all, brands are willing to pay to have their ads appear on the screens too, offsetting or completely paying for the cost of the system itself." The EVO system is built on a patented EAS media integration platform developed by Prosegur's partner INEO, which allows for automated and remote management of ads across the entire store chain. Ads can be regionally-targeted, or even made unique for one specific location. We are excited to partner with Prosegur, a global security leader, on the launch of the EVO system. EVO comes packed with the best-in-class loss prevention features, including a built-in camera which captures a 15-second video of any alarm event, and can send notifications by email or text. Most importantly, EVO comes with built-in store analytics supported by AI, which can provide store traffic count as well as certain demographics info, such as gender, age, and even customer satisfaction rating. All the data is easily accessible to the retailer through a cloud-based dashboard, which can be customized." Kyle Hall, CEO of Ineo The one-of-a-kind system can help transform loss prevention from a cost center to a revenue generator, and is available in AM, RF, or RFID technologies. With its built-in camera feature, EVO records 15 seconds of an alarm incident and sends an instant notification for review, making investigations quicker, more efficient and more accurate. Additionally, the platform employs cutting-edge neural net technology to deliver hyper-accurate store traffic counts as well as demographic data, thus helping level the playing field between brick and mortar and e-commerce businesses. About Prosegur Security USA Prosegur makes the world safer by taking care of people and businesses while remaining at the forefront of innovation. The company is a global security leader operating in 26 countries, with over 165,000 employees and 26 command centers spread around the globe. In the U.S., the company offers a range of security services, including surveillance video systems, EAS and RFID tags and systems, guarding services, remote monitoring and cybersecurity services. Prosegur prides itself on helping organizations large and small solve their security challenges through technology, teamwork, innovation and relentless customer focus.

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UK advertising regulator issues rebukes to crypto industry

UK advertising | December 15, 2021

The UK advertising watchdog has taken the crypto industry to task for “widespread” problems with misleading and irresponsible ads, issuing rulings against several of the sector’s biggest firms, including Coinbase and eToro. The Advertising Standards Authority on Wednesday released formal rebukes to seven firms for breaching UK ads industry standards with a wide range of promotions, from online campaigns to endorsements by social media influencers. Papa John’s, the pizza chain that claims to have accepted the first ever purchase made in Bitcoin, came under fire from the regulator for offering £10 cash back to customers in the form of crypto tokens. The ASA said the promotional deal “trivialised” investing in risky crypto assets.

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IAS Achieves MRC Accreditation for Integrated Third-Party Measurement on Facebook

Integral Ad Science, Media Rating Council | November 09, 2021

Delivers much-needed transparency for advertisers across their social media buying SINGAPORE, November 8, 2021 -- Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today announced that it has been accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for impression and viewability measurement and reporting of display and video ads across Facebook and Instagram. With the continued growth of social advertising, this latest accreditation underscores the valued measurement that IAS offers advertisers across the world’s largest digital platforms including Facebook. “We’re proud to achieve this important MRC accreditation for our Facebook integrated measurement,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “Marketers rely on IAS and our advanced technology to drive much-needed transparency along with greater outcomes for their Facebook campaigns. We continue to prioritize our customers’ needs in our role as a leading provider of digital media quality across all social platforms.” IAS helps customers make every ad impression count through its global measurement capabilities, and this new MRC accreditation represents the latest way IAS is bringing greater transparency to the industry. This accreditation covers IAS’s measurement of display and video ads served in the Facebook Newsfeed on desktop and mobile web, as well as those served in both the Facebook and Instagram mobile apps. With integrated third-party measurement from IAS on Facebook and Instagram, advertisers gain a clearer understanding of their ad investment and performance, with greater control to optimize their campaigns toward viewable inventory. IAS achieved this most recent MRC accreditation following an intensive audit to verify that its data and measurement procedures, controls, disclosures, and reporting meet the required industry standards for validity, reliability, and effectiveness. “Accreditation of IAS as compliant with MRC’s Viewable Impression Standards for its integrated viewability measurement and reporting of display and video inventory on Facebook and Instagram is an important achievement that will help bring marketers the transparency they need to better evaluate ad spend on these critical platforms,” said George W. Ivie, Executive Director and CEO of the MRC. “We congratulate IAS for its commitment to digital media quality and for meeting the rigorous standards necessary to attain this significant milestone.” Established in 2014, the MRC’s viewability standard helps ensure that brands only pay for quality ad inventory that has an opportunity to have been seen. IAS maintains MRC accreditations across its suite of services including display and video viewability for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; invalid traffic for desktop, mobile web, and mobile in-app; and property level brand safety. About Integral Ad Science Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global leader in digital media quality. IAS makes every impression count, ensuring that ads are viewable by real people, in safe and suitable environments, activating contextual targeting, and driving supply path optimization. Our mission is to be the global benchmark for trust and transparency in digital media quality for the world’s leading brands, publishers, and platforms. We do this through data-driven technologies with actionable real-time signals and insight. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York, IAS works with thousands of top advertisers and premium publishers worldwide. For more information, visit integralads.com. About Media Rating Council (MRC) The MRC is a non-profit industry association established in 1963 composed of leading television, radio, print and Internet companies, as well as advertisers, advertising agencies and trade associations whose goal is to ensure measurement services that are valid, reliable and effective. Measurement services desiring MRC Accreditation are required to disclose to their customers all methodological aspects of their service; comply with the MRC Minimum Standards for Media Rating Research and other standards MRC produces; and submit to MRC-designed audits to authenticate and illuminate their procedures. In addition, the MRC membership actively pursues research issues they consider priorities in an effort to improve the quality of research in the marketplace. Currently more than 100 research products are audited by the MRC. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

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