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Quality Climbs Up the Chain: A Conversation on Security and QA with The Media Trust’s Chris Olson

As the ultimate destination for advertising and interface for users, digital publishers have long borne the responsibility of preventing malvertising and other nasty business from sneaking through. However, quality control is imperative for all the players in the advertising chain – and in the last few years, exchanges and other…

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#OPSPOV: Blocking Ads to Save Digital Media’s Soul?

What if ad blockers are actually good for digital media and advertising?Does it sound so weird, especially considering that people from all digital media walks believe viewability makes the space better? It ensures ads are actually seen and will eventually take revenue away from bad actors as it seeps through…

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Where User Experience and Ad Ops Collide

The latest wave of advertising is giving me some chilling flashbacks to the age of endless animated MySpace banners, pop-unders and other horrors of the aughts. Instead of learning from that assault of awfulness, digital advertising has somehow grown more intrusive and annoying – in-feed units, auto-play video (with sound?!?!),…

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Phones on Fire: Who Gets Burned by Mobile Ad Fraud?

A new report from fraud detection company Forensiq sounds the alarm on widespread and ostensibly new forms of mobile ad fraud. But a closer look at how advertisers are getting bilked shows that first responders here need to be not brands, but publishers and other app providers.Forensiq’s report does detail…

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How Publishers Guard Against Malvertising

Malvertising, defined as the use of online advertising to spread malicious software (aka “malware”), is a damaging occurrence in online advertising. A malicious advertisement is one that is able to infect a user’s computer with malware.  Malvertising tends to be rare in frequency, but its consequences can be destructive; publishers…

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The Ad Ops Pat Down: The Creative QA Process

Imagine being head of security at a stadium that holds several hundred events during the year. You are responsible for the safety of each person entering the stadium and for ensuring nothing happens that might lead to a lawsuit. Obviously you can't afford to let any weapons in no matter…

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Cracking Mobile: A Guide to Mobile Malvertising

Malvertising is a growing issue among ad-ops professionals. In a survey for our new report, "How to Fight the Growing Threat of Malvertisements", we found that 90 percent of ad ops professionals acknowledge the threat of malvertising, and consider malvertising protection "very important."Check out a November 2012 feature by our business…

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