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Marketers Gain Confidence in Ad Safety: GeoEdge Study

Also cheery: this GeoEdge study finds that slightly more advertising said ad quality challenges got better (40%) than worse (35%) in the past year. By next year, more expect contextual fit to be their biggest challenge (51%) than brand safety (43%). This reverses years of increasing concern. Concerted industry efforts get credit, and let’s note that IAB Tech Lab has just launched a Transparency Center to further improve ad reliability.

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DoubleVerify Buys Meetrics and Partners with Taboola to Improve Ad Safety

September 1, 2021

We have (mostly) good news about adtech today, Dear Reader. We’ll start with a nice acquisition: brand safety vendor DoubleVerify is expanding in the European market by buying Meetrics, a Berlin-based firm with somewhat similar offerings.  Separately, DoubleVerify announced a partnership with Taboola, which will give Taboola’s advertisers more control over where their ads are placed.

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Acquisition Costs Skyrocket After Apple Limits Tracking in iOS 14.5: Moloco Report

September 1, 2021

A bit ambiguous: Moloco reports that mobile acquisition costs have grown by more than 200% for tracked users and 155% for non-tracked users since Apple introduced its enhanced privacy controls in iOS 14.5 in April.  That’s bad news for advertisers but good news for consumers whose privacy preferences are being respected.  Two thirds of ad bids (67.5%) now come from users who have opted out of tracking.

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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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