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13 Jan

IAB Tech Lab releases OpenDirect 2.0 and OpenData 1.0

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab is out this week with two new specs: version 2.0 of its OpenDirect spec for automated guaranteed buying and selling of ads and the first OpenData spec for reporting campaign performance metrics. OpenDirect offers standards for ad transactions directly between a publisher and

17 Dec

MetaX sets up Ads.txt Plus as an application on its blockchain-based …

Step by step, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) ads.txt initiative is being utilized by publishers. The idea is that this text file, when made available on a publisher’s website, tells advertisers which exchanges or other sellers have the right to represent that publisher’s ad inventory. Faked inventory has been a

16 Dec

Ad consortium based around LiveRamp’s IdentityLink boosts membership

In May, data onboarder LiveRamp announced the launch of an open digital ad consortium that would utilize a single cookie linked back to its IdentityLink ID. This week, the Advertising ID Consortium announced the addition of 16 other demand- and supply-side members, including Videology, Kargo, Adform, AerServ, Amobee, DataXu, IgnitionOne,

01 Dec

Here’s a case of huge inventory fraud that ads.txt could vanquish

A recently discovered inventory fraud is a massive lesson in why publishers should adopt the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) ads.txt. initiative. Recently, Adform published a white paper describing how it discovered this “domain spoofing” fraud, which it called “one of the largest botnets to ever hit digital advertising” — about

27 Sep

Spotify launches self-serve platform for audio ad campaigns

Spotify has launched what it says is the first self-serve platform for marketers to set up and manage audio ad campaigns. Advertisers can choose to upload preproduced ads or upload a script and have Spotify create ads with background music and voiceover in the new Spotify Ad Studio platform. Advertisers also provide

22 Sep

Google announces new anti-fraud initiatives for DoubleClick Bid Manag…

The demand for greater transparency and coordinated efforts to eliminate fraud in the digital advertising supply chain has become a rallying cry across the industry. On Thursday, Google announced several measures it is taking to address concerns of media buyers using its demand-side platform, DoubleClick Bid Manager (DBM). The initiatives break

14 Sep

IAB Tech Lab’s new draft OpenRTB 3.0 is designed for the future of ad…

This week, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Technology Lab released for comments a new draft of its OpenRTB framework that is designed to potentially handle entirely new forms of online buying and selling. The Lab describes version 3.0 as “a major [over]haul of the real-time bidding framework,” noting that it improves security

10 Sep

FAQ: Addressable TV & the convergence of digital video and TV ad …

The line between TV and digital video is blurring. Increasingly, TV is becoming a digital ad buy, with the ability to automate data-driven buying decisions to target audiences. As video on demand and streaming gains viewer share and content producers seek distribution across platforms, ad buying across channels and devices

09 Sep

At IAB’s Podcast Upfront, stories-in-sound strut spectacular ad specs

If radio married a blog and had offspring, they would be podcasts. And these youngsters — personally expressive posts in audio — are growing up quickly, if the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) third Podcast Upfront yesterday at the Time, Inc. building in Manhattan was any indication. As do other Upfronts

08 Sep

Advertisers are ready to get ‘aggressive’ about enforcing Ads.txt ado…

Ad buyers are dissatisfied with publishers’ slower-than-expected adoption of the industry’s anti-fraud initiative, Ads.txt. Now they are nearing an ultimatum: Publishers need to upload a public list of their programmatic sellers and resellers, or they will be left out of brands’ programmatic ad buys. “Some advertisers care a lot about