MoPub’s in-app video traffic quality shines

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

Programmatic in-app video advertising is a big draw for marketers due to its wide reach and strong engagement, but unfortunately that means it also attracts bad actors trying to mimic valid users and siphon big ad dollars. DoubleVerify, whose MRC-accredited IVT measurement solution is directly integrated with MoPub Marketplace, reported that approximately 2% of MoPub’s in-app video traffic that it sampled in Q2 was flagged as invalid. read more

Bye-bye IVT: MoPub quality control shows initial success

Monday, October 07, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

In January of this year, we launched exciting new integrations with leading MRC-accredited invalid traffic (IVT) management solutions from DoubleVerify and Pixalate, and in May, further bolstered our quality control processes with pre-bid IVT detection. Based on DoubleVerify analysis, we observed significant results that help demonstrate the successful effects of these efforts. read more

Criteo sees success and scale with native ads

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | by: Sara Penchina

Criteo, the advertising platform for the open internet, partnered with MoPub to bring native ad formats to their advertisers via mobile in-app RTB. After launching this engaging ad format on MoPub ... read more

Exciting updates to ad sizes and workflow on MoPub

Monday, September 16, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson & Calvin Yeung

We’ve recently simplified ad format setup in the MoPub publisher UI and launched the OpenRTB format array extension, providing DSPs with the flexibility to access a wider variety of sizes for banner, medium rectangle, and fullscreen ads on MoPub Marketplace. We’ve heard feedback from our demand partners that their clients support these incremental sizes; by enabling these sizes on MoPub, we expect to better meet these needs, seeking to drive additional scale and impact for our publishers. read more

In high demand: Dissecting today’s DSP landscape and up-leveling your ad inventory

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | by: Franklin Ramirez and Sara Penchina

If you’re curious to learn more about the state of the DSP landscape today, what the primary types of DSPs are and how they’re differentiated, and what you can do to make your ad inventory more attractive to them, read on for a crash course on the current DSP landscape for the mobile app world. read more

Test results are in: the promise of mobile app bidding has become a reality

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | by: Jayme Farrell-Ranker

Mobile app advertising is increasingly moving more holistically towards programmatic buying methods, an approach designed to increase both overall ad revenue for publishers and supply access for buyers. It’s the mobile app world’s version of header bidding; at MoPub, our in-app bidding solution is known as Advanced Bidding. In-app bidding is a hot topic across the industry — but does it work? This piece details MoPub’s approach to running A/B tests designed to uncover the impact of Advanced Bidding compared to a traditional waterfall-based mediation approach. read more

Driving demand-side efficiency with Smart Supply

Thursday, June 06, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

MoPub is dedicated to developing innovative exchange efficiencies that help maximize scale and performance while limiting excess costs and waste for our demand partners. Smart Supply is one example of how we are driving buy-side efficiencies through product innovation. read more

MoPub launches Pixalate pre-bid IVT filtering for Marketplace

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

In January of this year, we announced post-bid traffic quality partnerships with Pixalate and DoubleVerify, two of the leading MRC-accredited vendors in invalid traffic (IVT) management. Today, we are happy to announce that we’ve expanded our partnership with Pixalate to include pre-bid IVT filtering. read more

MoPub launches support for app-ads.txt

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

In a recent blog post, we discussed the importance of leveraging the IAB’s app-ads.txt spec in order to combat unauthorized reselling and app spoofing. As we have seen with the widespread adoption of its desktop counterpart, MoPub believes app-ads.txt will help create a trusted environment for in-app ad buying and selling. MoPub is happy to announce that we are now supporting the IAB’s most recent version of the app-ads.txt specification. read more

The next step in preserving supply quality: app-ads.txt

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | by: Samantha Solmonson

The original ads.txt specification (“ads” stands for “Authorized Digital Sellers”) was developed by the IAB Tech Lab in the spring of 2017 to counter this type of fraud, and also to help publishers reign in the unauthorized reselling of their inventory, a practice that has become particularly rampant in the desktop/web environment. Learn how this applies to the in-app environment. read more

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