Last year, bot fraud represented a $7.2 billion global challenge to our industry. Like any challenge, it creates an opportunity to innovate and also to manifest our core values. We believe that transparency is the key to addressing the issue of bot fraud, and we’re making important and actionable progress in this area.
As the digital landscape continues to rapidly evolve, brand safety is increasingly becoming an area of serious concern. This issue has become especially acute in the the last year as brands have on occasion found themselves associated with content that may not entirely align with their existing brand identity. In Q1 2017, Google came under fire as multiple Fortune 100 brands discovered their ads alongside problematic content and material, reaching across YouTube and Google Display Network.
The television remains the most prominent and influential screen in the home, and TV advertising is about to get a lot more sophisticated. If you have not explored Programmatic TV, here are three reasons why now is the time to do it.
One simple example is the practice of audience segmentation which as an applied science has been taken to new heights by programmatic media buyers who use ever more precise targeting tools to refine audiences. They overlap targeting filters by time of day, geography, recent search behavior, sites visited, credit worthiness, and where they fall in the purchase funnel. Ecommerce and B2B marketers, in particular, may work with audiences of a few hundred or a few thousand if they find their targeting parameters yield highly engaged and highly profitable audiences.