Vista Equity Partners Acquires Majority Stake In Integral Ad Science

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in ad verification vendor Integral Ad Science. Terms were not disclosed. IAS detects ad fraud by scanning billions of insertions from both buy and sell sides, searching for anomalies. It also assesses whether individual impressions are fraudulent or not. Industry insiders had wondered aboutContinue reading »

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Integral Ad Science CEO Puts Chips On IPO

The odds are stacked against ad tech companies that go public. But Integral Ad Science CEO Scott Knoll wants to buck that trend. Among a trio of leading verification companies, it’s the only one left that hasn’t taken an exit. Oracle bought Moat in April 2017 and bolted on brand-safety tool Grapeshot a year laterContinue reading »

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Publishers Find Themselves Caught Up In Brand Safety Nets

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Publishers are getting ensnared in the filters used by many advertisers to combat the YouTube brand safety crisis. Earlier this year, many brands found their ads running next to offensive content on the video platform, prompting marketers and their agencies to enlist third-party monitoring. Now publishers as a whole are feeling the effects. The filtersContinue reading »

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MoPub Bakes Viewability Measurement From IAS And Moat Into Its SDK

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MoPub is getting very cozy with its viewability vendors. On Thursday, the Twitter-owned mobile ad exchange released the latest version of its SDK, bundled with viewability support from Integral Ad Science and Moat. MoPub’s SDK is integrated with just shy of 50,000 apps. As the buy side bangs the drum on independent verification and uniformContinue reading »

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Viewability’s Double-Edged Sword

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“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Scott Knoll, CEO and president at Integral Ad Science. When you look at the evolution of digital advertising, it makes sense that viewability has become a leading metric and topContinue reading »

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