Facebook Aims To Calm Anxious Advertisers With Upgraded Brand Safety Controls And More Third-Party Measurement

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In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook’s VP of global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, acknowledged that some marketers are “feeling uneasy” about viewability, online ad metrics and brand safety. She outlined updates meant to address that discomfort. First, Facebook intends to give advertisers more control over where their ads are running by tightening guidelines on theContinue reading »

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Facebook Data May Be At Odds With Census Data, But Advertisers Won’t Stop Spending

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The accuracy of Facebook’s reporting is under the microscope again courtesy of Pivotal analyst Brian Wieser and an Australian trade pub called AdNews. In a note to investors on Tuesday, Wieser called attention to Facebook’s claims that it reaches more people than exist within certain age groups, based on US Census data. Wieser was tippedContinue reading »

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Facebook Is Embarking On Phase Two Of Its MRC Audit

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The MRC kicked off the second phase of its three-part Facebook audit at the beginning of August: an assesstment of the quality of Facebook and Instagram viewability metrics as reported by viewability partners like Moat, Integral Ad Science, comScore and DoubleVerify. Specifically, the MRC is examining if Facebook’s API accurately transmits what’s happening on FacebookContinue reading »

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Verification Consolidation: DoubleVerify Is Actively Exploring A Sale

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DoubleVerify is looking for a home. AdExchanger has learned that the independent verification company recently hired a banker from tech-focused investment firm Pacific Crest Securities. Final bids were due Tuesday, and sources tell AdExchanger the deal price could be somewhere in the $350 million range – a lofty bid, though considerably less than the reportedContinue reading »

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