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Spread of Bad Ads Pretty Terrible, Confiant Reports

In its eye-opening new report on ad quality , Confiant finds that 1 out of every 200 ad impressions from the open exchanges is malvertising. If 1 trillion ads are being served through the open marketplace monthly, Confiant estimates that 5 billion are malicious. Make sure you have smelling salts…

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All Viewable, All the Time: 33Across Launches AttentionX Marketplace

"We think that CPM-based buying leveraging optimization on attention metrics... can drive significant positive changes for the industry without requiring massive upheaval for buyers." 33Across CEO and Cofounder Eric Wheeler explains the features of the just-launched AttentionX exchange, an open programmatic marketplace where all inventory is viewable.

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Does Hope For an Open Universal ID Exit With AppNexus?

Say it ain't so, AT&T! Following its acquisition, AppNexus has pulled out of the Advertising ID Consortium. A founding member of the universal open ID collective, AppNexus' departure potentially leaves the consortium in peril. However, this might be an opportunity for the universal ID cause to make a beneficial pivot.

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