Online GRP Standard In ‘A Year Or Two’: IAB’s Mane

The online ad industry’s recent embrace of TV-style gross rating point (GRP) metrics for audience measurement has come largely thanks to roll-out of GRP systems by individual metrics groups. But the whole industry will have a sector-wide agreed GRP within a year, according to an advertising representative. “Now that everyone is agreeing that GRPs are […]

 

Advertising Arms Race: ‘2014 Is The Year Of Fraud’

The reality that many of the online ads paid for by advertisers are not really viewed by human users – or, worse, fraudulently viewed by artificial bots – has risen up the industry’s agenda of late. ComScore chief research officer Josh Chasin characterizes it as “arms race”: “You have the good actors working to eliminate […]

 

Price Pressure on Video Ads Fuels Viewability and Fraud Problems, TubeMogul’s Wilson

Does the adage “you get what you pay for” ring true when it comes to online video advertising? Although advertisers are often keen to drive down the prices they pay in a world now threatened by fake views, TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson warns that logic could be detrimental. “We get a lot of information requests […]

 

Emerging Standards will Drive Dollars to Digital Video, Matt Prohaska

Inevitable consolidation of video ad tech vendors and the emerging standards around video viewabilty and ad operations will bring more ad dollars to video advertising, says Matt Prohaska, industry consultant and former head of programmatic advertising sales at The New York Times. Prohaska was one one of the moderators at the Beet.TV Video Ad Fraud […]

 

Platforms Should Shoulder Ad Fraud Burden: TubeMogul CEO

Who’s to blame for the rising problem of online ad fraud? Ad tech vendors aren’t the frauds themselves – but they should accept responsibility for keeping customers happy, says one platform boss. “We take the burden,” says says Brett Wilson, CEO of video ad tech vendor TubeMogul. “Anything you buy that isn’t what you think […]

 

Online Media Measurement: It’s Not Like Betamax Vs VHS

Over the last couple of years, media measurement’s big titans have both rolled out new ways to quantify online video consumption for advertisers – Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) and comScore’s Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE). Who will win? That’s the wrong question to ask, says an exec from the comScore side. “The market has come to believe […]

 

Buyers And Sellers Will Need Multiple Verifiers: ZenithOptimedia’s Singer

As a gamut of third-party vendors rises up to qualify the true consumption of ad inventory for buyers and publishers, if you thought one would emerge as a victorious standard – think again. “I can’t just rely on a publisher or a verification vendor – it has to be a blended approach in order to […]

 

IAB’s Mane On Fraud: Keep Calm And Carry On

“Don’t panic!” That is Internet Advertising Bureau US‘ research, analytics and measurement SVP Sherrill Mane‘s advice to an advertising industry growing alarmed by the rise of apparent fraudulent viewing of their ad buys. “The distinction between (‘fraud’ and ‘viewability’ is not being made correctly,” Mane tells Beet.TV. “The danger to the reputation of the industry […]

 

Google Rallies Fight Against Bots In Ad Fraud ‘Arms Race’

Recent revelations that many online ad impressions – perhaps 40% – are prompted by internet bots defrauding ad buyers has spooked the industry. Now Google  wants to go to war with the bots. “The surge of non-human traffic … is really taking the entire industry by storm,” Americas media platform sales head Jay VanDerzee tells Beet.TV. “This, […]

 

Measuring Ads By Sales Is Some Way Off: DigitasLBi’s Shlachter

Advertisers won’t get to correlate ad spending with actual business outcomes until they give intermediaries real-time sales data, says one major-agency ad exec. Asked if advertising measurements like CPMs should be replaced by client-oriented metrics like actual sales, DigitasLBi media activation head Adam Shlachter agreed: “What we should be focusing on is the outcomes we want […]

 

Mobile Video Strong Despite Fraud Fears: Innovid’s Chalozin

Unscrupulous publishers are causing advertisers sleepless nights by automatically playing video ads despite being out of human view, “below the fold” of web browser windows. So could mobile provide safe sanctuary? “The nice thing about the walled garden of iOS, and sometimes android as well, is that you cannot really run things ‘below the fold’,” […]

 

VivaKi’s Stump: ‘Fraud’ Fears Are Real But May Be Over-Stated

The realization, by advertisers, that many of the views they buy in video are faked by nefarious bots is serious – but not necessarily as serious as The Wall Street Journal recently suggested, according to one ad agency exec. “It was a little sensational,” VivaKi Audience On Demand video director Cheryl Stump says of the […]

 

Video Ad Fraud Is Not As Bad As You Think: comScore’s Chasin

Over the last year, video ad measurement firms have started reporting around 40% or 50% of video ad impressions may not really be viewed by consumers, instead invoked by fraudulent publishers looking to sell inventory. But comScore’s chief research officer Josh Chasin says the problem is over-blown. “You’ll see headlines, ‘X% of all video inventory […]

 

Ad Fraud May Harm Programmatic Growth

With web fraud reaching near endemic proportions, advertisers and vendors face a number of hurdles in dealing with the problem. says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Minds, in a commentary for Beet.TV on the topic. Issues include who bears the cost of fraud, how do advertisers step up and in what circumstances, and what are […]

 

Google Unveils ‘Top-Tier Publishers’ For Programmatic Video Ads

Automated, so-called “programmatic” online ad-trading techniques may considered a mechanism for buying low-grade ad space. But Google is amongst those convincing “premium” publishers, as well as low-end sites, to use the methods. Last week, Google unveiled Google Partner Select, an initiative that opens up the practices to the high-end. “Many of the top publishers are […]

 

GroupM to Exit Open Ad Exchanges by Year End, Ari Bluman

Thus far, the rise of automated, “programmatic” online ad-trading techniques has come with the rise of open ad exchanges. But GroupM, parent of the WPP media agencies,  looks set to redefined “programmatic” as merely new “pipes” through which to do business with old partners. “By the end of this year, we don’t want any of […]

 

Fighting Video Ad Fraud Needs to be an Open Source Solution,TubeMogul’s Brett Wilson

In combatting the growing issue of non-human video views, the industry needs to align around open source tools, not proprietary technologies which don’t fully solve the problem, says Brett Wilson, CEO of TubeMogul and the founder of Open Video Viewability, an industry association. The state of  video ad fraud and viewabilty standards will be explored […]