Curiosity, Trust & Understanding Are Integral To Leadership: IAS’ Martinez

In an industry often criticized for its lack of diversity, IAS (Integral Ad Science) seems to be taking a different approach. As the company’s Chief Revenue Officer, Sarah Martinez, highlights, IAS has a female CEO, CFO, CHRO, CRO, and a majority-female board. But those are the acronyms. What does gender diversity really mean for IAS? […]


Four Reasons Why IAS Is Buying Publica: IAS CEO Utzschneider

A month after raising $270 million in its IPO, ad verification company Integral Ad Science (IAS) is spending almost that much to buy a further step into the world of connected TV (CTV). IAS announced it had acquired Publica, a CTV ads server platform, for $220 million in cash and stock. Now it plans to […]


IAS is Integrated into Twitter & Other Social Platforms Will Follow, CEO Utzschneider

In December, Twitter announced the integration of third party verification vendors to validate advertising in its live feed. Integral Ad Science is one of the providers and its CEO Lisa Utzschneider expects that other social platform will follow, responding to intense marketers’ demands. This was one of the topics covered in this podcast episode of […]


COVID-19 Keyword Blocking Is Down 88%: IAS’ Utzschneider

Education, technology and facts may now be winning back some advertisers who fled news at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video discussion with John Montgomery, GroupM’s Global EVP of Brand Safety, Integral Ad Science (IAS) CEO Lisa Utzschneider reveals new research showing advertisers’ keyword blocking of news stories containing “coronavirus” and “COVID-19” […]


Publishers Can Avert “Blunt” Keyword Blocking: Integral Ad Science’s Chance Johnson

The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult for publishers, with many advertising buyers using keyword blocking tools to swerve virus-related stories, or simply stopping advertising in news altogether. But publishers may be able to soften the blow and give advertisers what they want by using their own tools. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Chance […]


Advertisers Warming to News Investment as “Positive Associations” Emerge, GroupM’s Joe Barone

While brand safety was not the main reason for advertisers having pulled back from investing during the early days of the pandemic, those being budgets and messaging, concerns about brand safety or suitability have been a factor —  but they are abating. Initially putting investment on hold during the initial days, advertisers are finding that […]


Don’t Block News, Get More Granular: IAS’ Utzschneider

Amid the coronavirus crisis, many ad buyers, deeming the news too negative to appear next to, are adding virus-related keywords to brand safety tools that let them automatically filter the hottest news story of the day out of their media plans. That is kneecapping the revenue of many news publishers at a precarious moment, and […]


IAS’ Connected TV Fraud Detector Launching In 2020: Utzschneider

If you thought that ad fraud happened on classical digital platforms and would never impact TV, it may be time to think again. Integral Ad Science (IAS), a vendor of digital ad verification software services, has this year beta-tested a new tool aiming to apply similar processes to connected TV ads. Now the new system […]


IAS CEO Utzschneider Aims At Differentiation, OTT & Platform Support

If advertising viewability is, as many folks say these days, “table stakes”, where does that leave one of the original digital ad verification vendors? Integral Ad Science’s (IAS) new CEO says she is focused on differentiation, on Internet TV and on big platforms. “Many marketers are asking IAS, ‘Hey, get in the OTT game’, says […]


Time A Key Component Of Video Viewability: IAS’ Knoll

COLOGNE — When the Media Ratings Council decreed a viewability standard for video advertising, many in the industry were thankful that the industry was coming to some sort of consensus Roll forward, however, and it seems people are looking for more. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Integral Ad Science CEO Scott Knoll  says brands are pushing […]


IAB Tech Lab Priorities: Open Source Kit For In-App Ads, RTB Standard Revamp

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Having recently released its first software development kit for monitoring in-app ads, the IAB Tech Lab is busily prepping the latest overhaul of open real-time bidding protocols. “I’m really excited about it,” says the IAB’s Alanna Gombert. The Lab’s first SDK is a takeover of an initiative originally conceived and developed by […]


Premium Video’s Evolving Value According to FreeWheel, Integral Ad Science & Mediaocean

What is the value of premium video in the modern marketing mix? Big and growing, according to a three-strong panel assembled by Beet.TV to chew over the latest issues. In this interview, our panelists discuss lingering fraud issues, vendor challenges and the multi-dimensional value of video… Cross-platform brand safety  Brand safety on web may have been […]


Integral Ad Science To Attack Zombie TVs After Dark, GM Lenane Says

MIAMI — This year, it’s launched new services to help advertisers overcome viewability issues for mobile video. Next year, it scales up to the big screen. Integral Ad Science, whose technologies help advertisers and agencies understand the viewability and quality of the inventory they are buying, is coming to TV. “2017’s going to bring a lot […]


How Viewability Will Get Specific: Integral CEO Knoll

SEVILLE — Discovering whether your ad is actually being seen by a human being is now just “table stakes” – viewability is about to get more sophisticated. That’s according to ad ad-tech exec working on an upgrade. Integral Ad Science CEO Scott Knoll says he sees a problem with current implementations of viewability metrics. “A small percent (of […]


The Difference Between Watching And Viewing: Integral’s Lenane

VIEQUES, PR — With ad buyers freaking out about fake video ad plays, ad-tech vendors are racing to quantify how many are truly being viewed by a human user, not just a line of bot code. Truth is, that race may already have been won. Integral Ad Science is amongst the outfits saying ad buyers […]


Viewability Is A Cheeseburger, Not A KPI: Integral’s Lenane

VIEQUES, PR — The rush to quantify whether online ads are actually being seen by users has given rise to “viewability” metrics. But these are a baseline, not even a metric that should be top of mine, says one ad-tech exec. “The key thing is, it’s not a KPI,” Integral Ad Science video GM Kevin Lenane tells session moderator […]


Integral Ad Science Raises $67 Million Round to Fund Expansion, Combat Ad Fraud & Viewability

Integral Ad Science, the New York-based tech company that describes itself as  “the leader in quantifying digital media quality” has raised $67 million: $27 million in venture funding from Sapphire Ventures and $40 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. In this previously published video, company CEO Scott Knoll talks about  how the company […]


Bot Or Not? Fraudsters Keep Advertisers On Their Toes, Integral’s Knoll Says

Nefarious publishers that defraud advertisers by using code to artificially play video ads are responding to recent attempts to shut them down using fraud-busting software, according to one ad tech vendor. “People who create bots realize that now advertisers are focused on finding ads that are in-view,” says Integral Ad Science CEO Scott Knoll. “So […]


Ad Fraud From Bots & Fraudulent Traffic Expands

While low-quality inventory has plagued online advertising for some time, fraudulent advertising is relatively new but is growing, says Scott Knoll, CEO of  brand safety technology firm Integral Ad Science, during an interview with Beet.TV. “Video is a big area because it has higher CPMS, but you’re not always getting what you pay for. Fraud […]