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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Innovid’s Chalozin Open Source Software Cleaning up Video Ad Fraud

The consortium of video ad tech companies which set out to harmonize measurement standards using open-source code is celebrating its first anniversary having grown its membership six-fold, says one of the founding members. OpenVV launched a year ago under the auspice of TubeMogul, Brightroll, Innovid, LiveRail and SpotXchange to open-source software for measuring true video viewability, […]

 

Three Essentials For Video Viewability, BrightRoll’s Tod Sacredoti explain

The concept of “viewability” has gained prominence lately, as advertisers – alarmed by news that many video ad impressions are not really viewed by humans – seek certainty about their wasted spending. Programmatic video ad platform Brightroll’s CEO Tod Sacredoti recently got up on stage at Brightroll’s own video summit to highlight the three prerequisites […]

 

The Great Unwatched: Viewability Shifts Kellogg’s Video Ad Strategy

For the last year, online video advertisers have been realizing that as many as 40% of video ads played and paid for may not actually be viewed by humans on the other end. On Sunday, The New York Times ran a big feature that has taken this new idea, the dirty secret of true, “viewability”, […]

 

Viewability Measurement Must Be Independent: BrightRoll SVP

The realization that as many as 40% of video ad views may be faked by publishers has given rise to systems measuring true “viewability” for advertisers. But one ad tech vendor says ad buyers shouldn’t trust “viewability” numbers when they are produced by publishers themselves. “The key for viewability is to make sure that the measurement […]

 

Viewability Is Finally Here And Now: BrightRoll’s Avila

It may have taken some time, but now ad tech platform operators can sell advertisers on identifying the proportion of their ads actually viewed by humans with a degree of industry backing, says one such operator. “The MRC (Media Ratings Council) and IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) have now defined a standard,” says BrightRoll‘s marketing operations […]

 

comScore’s ‘Five-Screen’ Measurement Launching Late 2014

Media measurer comScore will syndicate its ambitious program to track audience consumption across five device types with a common currency later this year. “We’re about to deliver the product (Project Blueprint) to CIMM, that’s phase two,” says comScore chief research officer Josh Chasin, referring to the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a group of leading […]

 

Kellogg’s Fetters on Big Progress in Video Ad Viewability

Breakfast cereal maker Kellogg’s is a big advertising spender – and it plans to spend a bigger chunk of money in online video, now that new technology is finally proving just how many people really view its video ads. “It was very important to consistently measure viewability and how we can make improvements in the […]

 

Newspaper Video Freelancers Defraud Ad Buyers: Collective’s Lusk

PALM SPRINGS, CA — The idea that many online video ad views are not really generated by actual viewers has been gathering pace lately. But could it really be that video content makers are defrauding their own system? Video ad tech firm Collective‘s inventory VP Travis Lusk is pointing the finger at freelance videographers hired […]

 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Viewability Concerns Hurting Ad World

According to some ugly numbers, as many as 40% of video ads claimed to be watched online are not really viewed by humans at all.  Measuring the true “viewability” of videos has, therefore, become one of the industry’s hot topics. “All the other media don’t spend so much money validating that their ads will show […]

 

Innovid Inks Deal with Video Data Shop Veenome for Video Frame Categorization and Brand Safety

Video ad technology company Innovid struck a deal with the video data shop Veenome to provide deeper analytics into the true content of the actual videos that their customers run ads on, says Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome, during an interview at the Beet.TV executive retreat.  Under the deal, Innovid will use Veenome’s data for its work with […]

 

Xaxis’ Hanlon: Verification Is Key Driver Of Video CPMs

The apparent shortage of premium video inventory against which brands can advertise is being driven in part by insufficient verification for who is really watching what, says one ad exec at the sharp end. Group M data unit Xaxis‘ audience strategy manager Evan Hanlon blames “shortage” partly on the “lack of our ability to verify […]

 

TubeMogul’s Viewability Consortium Goes Global

LONDON — To continue its strong growth path, the video business needs to ensure campaigns are viewable and accountable across all sites, says Nick Reid, Managing Director of the United Kingdom for video ad buying platform TubeMogul in an interview with Beet.TV. “The market isn’t quite what it should be when it comes to viewability,” he tells us […]

 

VivaKi’s Bertozzi: Clean Up The Big Ad Views Fraud

LONDON — How many users really viewed your video ads last week? Guess again – the number may be lower than you think, thanks to unscrupulous publishers who play videos out of view or without consumers even asking. “Fifty percent of ads, apparently, in display aren’t seen,” Publicis’ VivaKi EMEA MD Marco Bertozzi tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

VivaKi Taps Vindico To Validate Video Ad Views

If a tree falls in a forest but no-one’s around to hear it, has it really made a sound? That’s the question Publicis will try to answer in video marketing, by establishing whether online videos played back have really been viewed by humans at screens. The agency’s VivaKi digital group is contracting Vindicio’s Adtricity as its […]

 

France’s Alenty: A Future With Multiple Video View Metrics

COLOGNE — One segment of company amongst the burgeoning video ad tech vendor space helps advertisers work out whether their ads on increasingly busy websites are actually ever viewed by distracted users. So how do these outfits report back? Laurent Nicolas, president of French viewability measurer Alenty, says he sees two emerging methods. “One levels needs […]

 
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