Topic: MRC

How Can Marketers Be Certain Their Mobile Ads Are Actually Getting Seen?

The viewability debate shifts to smartphones

Having addressed marketers' concerns about desktop viewability (ads that are actually seen by consumers) in 2014, the Media Rating Council is now in the hot seat to provide guidance on…

How the MRC Is Transitioning From Measuring Desktop Viewable Ads to Mobile

6 questions with the media watchdog

Advertisers are starting to demand chargeable mobile impressions from the Media Rating Council after it announced plans in May to address the issue. But with smaller screens and fast-scrolling fingers,…

Marketers React to Mobile Viewability Criteria, as Challenges Loom

Media Ratings Council develops guidelines

Earlier this week, the Media Ratings Council made its first statement about mobile viewability—a burgeoning concern for publishers and advertisers as more online traffic shifts to smartphones and tablets. The…

Agency and Brand Leaders Weigh in on Digital's Mounting Ad Viewability Issues

2015 promises a huge battle on this front

Ad viewability is perhaps the hottest digital advertising topic heading into the new year, thanks to a little back-and-forth between the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the 4A's. So why not…

Publishers Are Responding to Brands' Viewability Concerns

A discussion with Evolve Media president Brian Fitzgerald

Viewability has been one of the hotter topics in the digital marketing space this year, and at the heart of the chatter is the Media Ratings Council's decision to lift…

The New Video Ad Viewability Metric Is Drawing Scrutiny

Advertisers not happy that impressions count after 2 seconds

The Media Rating Council today is adopting a viewability metric, or “currency,” for online video ads that defines when viewable display impressions count. It’s the industry’s first attempt to address…

Horizon Media Can Now Buy Programmatic Ads Based on Engagement

Forget CPMs, thanks to True[X] deal

Horizon Media is working with True[X] to programmatically buy ads for its clients where engagement metrics—such as video views, social media likes/shares, clicks, submitted survey forms, etc.—are the "currency," in…

Finally, a Better Way to Measure Impressions?

Tech startup RealVu believes it has the answer

Ad impression numbers are about to go down—that is, at least, if RealVu has anything to do with it. The Salt Lake City-based ad tech startup has, with the blessing…