TerserTude is a platform whose goal is helping publishers monetize their digital assets through video. With a mixture of technology and service – sophisticated algorithms doing much of the company’s heavy lifting coupled with an outstanding client relations team – TerserTude wants to help its partners achieve more with video. And digital video spending is hot – eMarketer reported that brands will spend 56% of their digital budgets on video in 2017, and double-digit annual growth is expected through 2020. Suffice to say, TerserTude is in the midst of an upward market, which is why they’re proactively working to protect the ad spend flowing through their platform.
The supply side of the RTB Programmatic industry walks a precarious line between maintaining important publisher partnerships and ensuring those same partners are sending quality traffic. Inevitably, a time will come when a publisher’s traffic sends quality flags flying. So now what? You want to maintain the partnership but at the same time issues with invalid impressions, brand safety, and viewability need to be addressed. It’s time to be candid with your supply partners.
With millions of websites sending ad inventory into the programmatic marketplaces, it's difficult to quickly determine the quality of traffic from any domain without closely monitoring the impressions. However, there are some tell-tale signs that should act as a warning that a domain's traffic will be less than premium.
Go With Media (GWM), a boutique media agency that specializes in online video campaigns, is partnering with Fraudlogix to protect its advertiser clients from ad fraud and assist them with providing campaigns that are brand safe and viewable. GWM focuses on bringing innovation and guidance to brands and media companies in the United States and globally, and finds ad fraud as a large threat to the real-time media buying industry.
Tha Big M (TBM), a global digital advertising campaign management platform, is partnering with ad verification vendor Fraudlogix to monitor its traffic for ad fraud, viewability, domain spoofing and brand safety. In today’s programmatic ecosystem, the platform’s leaders are stressing the importance of having measures in place to boost quality and fight ad fraud on behalf of their clients.
With ad buyers and marketers increasingly demanding more transparency and quality checks within the programmatic supply chain, evania video is proactively putting measures in place to mitigate marketers’ risk and ensure high-quality inventory. evania video, a leading publisher-management platform in the video advertising industry, has partnered with Fraudlogix in its quest for additional quality controls. The partnership will provide evania video granular, real-time data regarding the quality of its inventory by constantly monitoring all traffic for ad fraud, domain spoofing, viewability and brand safety.
Performance marketing is a popular and ever growing part of the marketing mix. It’s a smart way to go, paying only for those campaigns that actually PERFORM, however, when hackers fake a KPI (e.g., a sale, lead, install, or action) the money pouring into that portion of marketing is now wasted. And even more detrimental, are the cases that result in marketers wasting time chasing fake leads or measuring performance using fake metrics.
This interview between MarTech's Sudipto Ghosh and Fraudlogix CEO, Hagai Shechter was originally published on September 11, 2017 as part of Marketing Technology Insights' Interview Series.
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Maybe you’ve heard of hijacked devices – the term is often used by security firms - and envision computers gone wildly awry with helpless users locked out and no longer in control. While this scenario plays well for cinema, the truth is that any computing device – whether it’s a cell phone, laptop, desktop, or tablet – can be hijacked without the user knowing. And once highjacked, a smartphone for instance, can contribute to the $6.5 billion yearly ad fraud problem from a back pocket.
When it comes to ad fraud in the programmatic RTB space most narratives concentrate on the demand side and advertisers losing money to fraudsters. Not much is ever said about the efforts going on at the other end of the spectrum: the supply side. Ad fraud can be detrimental to the sell-side of the community [i.e., ad networks, exchanges, and supply-side platforms (SSPs)] -- a handful of fraudulent publishers can wreak havoc on inventory quality. But when going about cleaning it up there’s a different set of challenges. Here are the top three and how Fraudlogix addresses them: