Ad Tech Industry Builds Support for Anti-Fraud Buyers.json Standard

Ad fraud and brand safety will still be issues even when third-party cookies are just a fond memory. The online ad industry Is building support for buyers.json, a proposed standard from IAB Tech Lab that lets ad sellers identify ad buyers and shut down the bad guys. Related: content classification vendor GumGum is enhancing its brand safety ratings to include news site quality scores from NewsGuard.


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Google Plans for Post-Cookie Ad Measurement

May 17, 2021

Google has clearly reached the acceptance stage in its mourning for the death of cookies.  They recently summarized plans for post-cookie ad tracking, including: consent mode, which adjusts data capture based on user consents; conversion modeling, which uses predictive analytics to estimate conversions on non-tracked consumers; and conversion measurement, which anonymously tracks individuals’ ad response over time and across devices and reports on aggregated results.

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Cyberattacks Are Up and Experts Expect Worse to Come: CyberEdge Report

May 17, 2021

Cyberattacks aren’t exactly an ad fraud issue but they’re related.  So let’s finish with the admittedly depressing news that 86% of all organizations were victims of a successful cyberattack last year, according to this CyberEdge report.  And that’s just the ones who discovered the problem.  Yes, things really are getting worse: the attack rates is up from 62% six years ago, and the fraction of respondents who expect their company to suffer a successful attack has grown from 38% eight years ago to 76% today.

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Just 17% of Martech System Replacements Are Home-Built: MarTech Report

July 7, 2022

The build-vs-buy debate never ends, and sometimes build really makes sense.  But buy is clearly the way to bet: just 17% of martech replacement projects chose a homegrown solution this year, according to this MarTech survey.  That’s down from 31% the year before.  CDPs were among the least common replacements, maybe because they’re awesome and maybe because most CDP implementations are fairly new.  Download for more fun facts.

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