Viewability

GroupM’s Gotlieb: “We Refuse to Accept the IAB’s Viewability Standard”

FORT LAUDERDALE  –  If you want to price digital advertising appropriately, don’t just look at the rapidly-growing supply of inventory, look beneath the surface for what is really real. That’s according to veteran ad exec Irwin Gotlieb, the chairman of ad group GroupM. “Supply measured without taking in to account…

Publishers Shifting To Improve Experience: Xaxis’ Schlickum

Over the last couple of years, the ad industry has put itself through the wringer, when it comes to the combined threats of fraud, viewability and, now, ad blocking. One of those, viewability, is improving somewhat, as publishers pare back and focus on quality, says a top programmatic ad exec….

How GroupM Establishes Trust With Private Marketplaces

When it came on to the scene, so-called “programmatic” advertising was all about real-time bidding in open online marketplaces. That meant advertisers often didn’t know where they were buying ads – a far cry from the old days of manual display sales. Over time, the industry has evolved to ringfence sections…

Viewability Is A ‘Baseline’ For Buying Ads: Moat CEO

Advertising fraud has grown up as one of several scourges that ad buyers are now worrying themselves with in the digital age. But ad fraud detection technologies mean that advertisers have every right to expect the ads they bought are really viewed by real people, says one exec. Moat CEO…

Biggest Ad Challenge Is ‘Invalid Traffic’: comScore’s Trigg

COLOGNE — As an acronym, it doesn’t seem to make any sense. But “IVT” (that’s “invalid traffic”) is now the new industry jargon for what had been called “non-human traffic”, the scourge of online ads being triggered to defraud advertisers using fake views. The Media Ratings Council this summer put together…

Ad Buyers Need Standardized Viewability Metric: Teads’ Daily

CANNES — When the Media Ratings Council specced out what truly constitutes a “viewable” ad impression, in a world increasingly falling victim to fraudulent ads, ad buyers rejoiced. And then the whole system began fragmenting. Now, it seems, some customers are getting confused about which viewability trackers are right. “As viewability becomes…

Video Ad Trust Is A Mess: Coull CEO Watkins

Through initiatives like the Media Ratings Council defining what truly constitutes a “viewable” ad, the industry has come a long way to eradicating fraudulent practices. But the spectrum of viewable ad-measuring platforms spawned by the search for accuracy means video ad sales are still in a pickle, says one video ad…

Viewable Ads Are Up By 30%: GroupM’s Montgomery

AUSTIN — If you believe some of the shocking stats over the last 18 months, close to half of online ads sold may not even technically be able to be viewed by human users. Since then, industry bodies have taken great strides to iron out the problem, whilst ad tech vendors are selling ad…

Viewability Is Stepping Stone To TV-Style Online Ad Pricing: MRC

The Media Ratings Council says it started tackling the question of whether online ads are truly viewed by consumers or not in order that online ads can be priced similar to analog ones. “We see it as a stepping stone to a means to another end – an audience based currency…

IAB’s Rothenberg: The Problem with Viewabilty is the Tech Vendors

While publishers and advertisers are essential in agreement over what constitutes a “viewable” digital advertisement, the technology for measuring ‘viewability” is a big problem, with multiple tech vendors coming with vastly different findings, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB in this interview with Beet.TV He says that there are…