Method Media Intelligence

US ad fraud consultancy Method Media Intelligence has written a report into one of the most popular games on the Google Play Store, accusing it of being a “major source of fraudulent traffic and games install attribution”. Word Link, a game developed by Worzzle Games, is one of the top

Ad safety company Pixalate has uncovered what it says is a ‘sophisticated’ mobile app fraud potentially costing advertisers up to $75 million a year if allowed to run unchecked. The company says it discovered that Android app MegaCast — which allows users to broadcast content to Google’s Chromecast — was

iceberg, viewability, transparency

Ad fraud and invalid traffic are two of the biggest and most costly problems plaguing digital advertisers. Yet two San Francisco researchers say they encountered significant resistance from brands and agencies to the idea of addressing the problem when they took a new solution to market.  For all the promises

blockchain

Will blockchain upend digital marketing, eliminate advertising fraud and usher in a new MarTech ecosystem fuelled by revolutionary business models and bulletproof transparency? Don’t hold your breath.  However, while the current limitations of the technology suggest that such changes won’t happen any time soon, don’t discount its impact over the long

Criteo’s detection and mitigation of ad fraud is almost twice as bad as its peers in the AdTech sector, according to a paper by private due diligence investment group Gotham City Research. Following on from its analysis of the Method Media Intelligence study last week, GCR has released a more detailed outline

retargeting

Retargeting platform Criteo has been smashed in two new reports. The first was written by an ad fraud consultancy called Method Media Intelligence and the second by financial analysts Gotham City Research (GCR), which sought to validate the MMI study based on its own analysis. As a result of that